Skyrim Composer and Night in the Woods Dev Accused of Rape

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Re: Skrim composer and Night in the Woods dev accused of rape

Post by The Jackal » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:47 pm

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Terrible. And as much as I try to separate art from artist, I think the Elder Scrolls music may sound tainted from now on.
Guess it's not only the Dragonborn who came.

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Re: Skyrim Composer and Night in the Woods Dev Accused of Rape

Post by Wrathbone » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:23 pm

Looks like it’s prompted a few more horror stories to be told:

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/27/2083 ... ions-metoo

Also, Soule has deleted his Twitter account now. The sad thing is that instead of being investigated and dealt with properly by the authorities, this will be (already has been to some extent) handled by the internet lynch mob. The fact that victims can’t go straight to the authorities at the time of the crime in some circumstances, or are ignored sometimes if they do, is not only a huge injustice and a sad reflection on our society, but results in mob law. The careers of Soule and the other accused are certainly over, but they’ll walk free, and they’ll possibly have new victims.

Probably preaching to the converted here, but it deserves repeating: Belieiving claims of victims does not mean guilty until proven innocent. It means enabling the proper course of justice in the first place.

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Re: Skyrim Composer and Night in the Woods Dev Accused of Rape

Post by Sly Boots » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:45 pm

The other two devs who created Night in the Woods announce they have cut all ties with Holowka:

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2019/0 ... legations/
Two of Night In The Woods‘s creators have announced they are “cutting ties with” Alec Holowka, the third co-creator, following allegations of abusive behaviour and sexual assault made against him this week. “We take such allegations seriously as a team,” Scott Benson and Bethany Hockenberry said in Wednesday’s statement. They have now cancelled one unknown “current project” and are postponing NITW’s planned physical release.

“This week, allegations of past abuse have come to light regarding Alec Holowka, who was coder, composer, and co-designer on Night In The Woods. We take such allegations seriously as a team. As a result and after some agonizing consideration, we are cutting ties with Alec,” the game’s official Twitter account said in a multi-tweet statement.
I took NITW off my Steam wishlist after the allegations, but I'm considering re-adding it after their response, and learning how much of the game is attributable to them. Can one person taint the work of a three-person team, when the other two appear to be decent human beings? His part wasn't minor, even if it wasn't the biggest of the three. Not sure where I stand on that.

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Post by Medicine Man » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:21 pm

Cultist Simulator developer Alexis Kennedy is next up on the shitty human chopping block...

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019 ... -behaviour

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Post by Sly Boots » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:29 pm

Holy shit :shock:

I'm not really sure what to say.

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Re: Skyrim Composer and Night in the Woods Dev Accused of Rape

Post by Mantis » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:37 pm

A good reason that, if someone has sexually assaulted you, going to the police and reporting it so they can do a proper investigation is the first course of action you should take rather than outing it on Twitter and immediately ruining that persons life before any evidence whatsoever can be gathered.

I know that the circumstances of these cases are that victims usually come forward far too late after the fact for any meaningful inquiry to ever be made, but it only takes one false accusation from someone with a grudge and one day we may be seeing the suicides of innocent people. The best awareness and course of action to encourage from the string of allegations coming up in recent years from so many different facets of the entertainment industry should be that victims need to speak out immediately following any future assaults so that criminals can be brought to justice the proper way when there's still a good chance they can be proved guilty.

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Re: Skyrim Composer and Night in the Woods Dev Accused of Rape

Post by Alan » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:44 pm

It’s easy to say that, it’s a much different thing when you are the victim. I mean fuck, look at things like that Irish lass last year. She was 17 and raped by a 30 year old and in court they argued that her lacy thong was akin to consent. We are still cavemen playing at civility.
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