Francisco Van Jole, glavni urednik web sitea za borbu protiv gamađanja, ispričao se za pokušaj silovanja

van jole gamergate silovanje

[Ispravak: Naslov je ažuriran kako bi bolje odražavao točnost priče, budući da je izvorni naslov izjavio da se Francisco van Jole ispričao zbog silovanja, a zapravo je navodno pokušao silovati.]

[Izvorni priča:] Francisco van Jole, glavni urednik na nizozemskoj internetskoj stranici Joop.nl, optužen je za pokušaj silovanja jedne 23-godišnje djevojčice nakon što je pio i iskoristio je nakon vožnje taksijem do hotelu, gdje mu je rekla "ne", ali je odsutnuo i pokušao se prisiliti na nju ionako.

Priča je bila prikazana na nizozemskoj web stranici De Dagelijkse Standaard, where they reported that the story of the young woman’s sexual assault was corroborated with audio evidence from van Jole himself, after he had a conversation with her at the bar.

In the audio clip van Jole can be heard stammering and stuttering through his explanation of what happened that night while being questioned by a woman. He admits he had no intention of giving the alleged victim an “annoying experience”…

“[…] well … it’s … uh … in no way had any intention to for … me … to .. to give you annoying experiences … that should … […] … that is… […]

 

[…] and I can imagine you think so and I did” […]

 

[…] “You want to explain your side later, but I received a text from your friend that I had to leave you alone so I did that. [It] just looked [to] me [to be the] wisest [decision]”

Dok ga mlada žena i dalje pita o događajima te noći, priznaje da je bio šokiran što je osjećala način na koji je to učinila u vezi s događajima.

Odvojena i detaljnija izvješća s druge Nizozemske web stranice, Geenstijl.nl, također je priznao da su se više žena upozoravale jedna s drugom o Joleu, kao što je napomenuto Kotaku u akciji. The site also reports that van Jole’s actions could net him up to 12 years in prison.

After word spread about van Jole’s actions and the evidence in the audio clip of him reluctantly acknowledging that some events took place that night, Dutch journalist Lammert de Bruin tweeted that van Jole apologized, saying “I didn’t know they made a recording of the conversation”.

Optužba za pokušaj silovanja pojavila se od 23-godišnjeg za vrijeme uspostave #MeToo kampanje, a DDS je smatrao da je potrebno izvijestiti o tome nakon što su dobili zvučni dokaz razgovora koji je van Jole imao s navodnom žrtvom.

[Update: Prema Telegraf.nl, van Jole je odgovorio na tvrdnje, tvrdeći da nema zlostavljanja i bez prisile, te da je jednostavno igralo pokušao staviti jezik u usta, ali se ništa više nije dogodilo.]

Francisco van Jole has been the editor-in-chief at the Netherlands-based website, Joop.nl, since 2009. Meaning, he was overseeing the content the site produced when it unabashedly took aim at #GamerGate since 2014. More specifically, on October 22nd, 2014, Joop published an article titled “Women in game world threatened with death” where they claimed #GamerGate was about threatening women such as Anita Sarkeesian, Brianna Wu, and Zoe Quinn, writing…

“The hate campaign against these game women is led by an online movement called Gamergate. This move is against making women more friendly. The case is being taken so seriously that the FBI has now launched an investigation into the people behind Gamergate and threaten the threats. According to the report, it would be about fifty highly educated boys with women’s hatred.”

FBI je zapravo istraživao tvrdnje, a nakon devet mjeseci nije se pojavilo ništa osim trolova i dvoje zalutalih tinejdžera. Nisu imali nikakvih dokaznih radnji i nikakvih znacajnih tragova koji ukazuju da je #GamerGate bila kampanja uznemiravanja, pa su i oni zatvorio slučaj u rujnu 2015-a.

On Rujna 27th, 2016, another piece was published on Jool.nl taking aim at #GamerGate, Trump, and online trolls, where they wrote…

"A onda je došlo do The Fappeninga, velikih krađa stotina privatnih fotografija ženskih zvijezda, uglavnom golih slika, koje su masovno distribuirane putem 4chan. I Gamergate, gdje su brojni dizajneri ženskih igara masovno smetali i prijetili (seksualnim) nasiljem. Navedite samo nekoliko primjera kako poruka na forumu može imati velike posljedice ako se s njom pridruže mnogi ljudi (čitati trolove). "

In one of the site’s more notorious flubs, they published an article back in Studenog 2016-a taking yet another aim at #GamerGate, attempting to link it to the Alt-Right…

“During his search for information about new games, he came into contact with what is known as the “gamer gate” controversy. Gamer Gate is a Twitter hashtag for tweets directed against a number of female game developers and feminist authors who have criticized the stereotype image of women in video games. It is one of the nodes in the so-called alt-right network, the Internet amorphous cloud of alternative right-wing ideas.

 

“That’s interesting’ll tell you, but what does that make Trump and his election? More than you think. Behind Gamer Gate is a hidden world of anti-leftist and anti-liberal ideas that are not neat enough for the Republican Party, right-wing research institutes, arrived for political commentators, or for traditional newspapers and television networks. This alt-right network is the breeding ground in which many of the conspiracy theories and delusions that inform Trump and his supporters have been developed. It is a kind of 21st century right-wing variant of the counterculture of the sixties.”

The article’s author, Wouter de Leg, even went way off into the deep end, claiming that the memes and the Trump support was masterminded by lawyer Mike Cernovich, and in one of the original published iterations claimed that he was a rapist, which is quite ironic given the circumstances.

Kao što je navedeno u Kotaku u akciji, the article later had to be amended and an apology issued for claiming Cernovich was convicted of rape…

"U početku sam predložio da je Mike Cernovich bio osuđen za silovanje i da ne može obavljati odvjetničku profesiju. Međutim, oba su ova prijedloga netočna. Ispričavam se zbog ove pogrešne prezentacije. "

 

Ova vijest je posebno značajna jer je Joop podružnica tvrtke BNNVARA, koja je financirana od strane države. Tako su Nizozemci plaćali poreze za financiranje nacionalnih radiotelevizijskih tvrtki koje ih namjerno daju dezinformacije.

Given how recent the news is regarding van Jole’s alleged attempted rape of the young woman, it’s unclear how BNNVARA will respond and whether or not charges will be pressed.

Francisco van Jole pridružuje se drugim anti-# kritikima GamerGata kao što je Sam Kriss, Michael Hafford, Matt Hickeyi Rupert Myers (među mnogim drugima), kao još jedan navodni seksualni zlostavljač koji je izašla zbog lošeg ponašanja.

(Hvala na vrhu vijesti Lucas)