ZQ filed and was granted an ex parte 209a order against Eron in mid September and on Tuesday it was extended for a year. Note that this is a physical abuse prevention order. It is meant to protect victims of physical abuse, not victims of internet harassment (you want a 258e for that).The US court system is an utter joke. It is, quite literally, an Injustice System and if the trend continues, vigilante violence will eventually become the only way to pursue actual justice in the future. It also demonstrates the importance of not warning people or giving them a chance to mend their ways, because doing so will only be spun as a "threat".
The reason you haven't heard anything about the case is that the order contains a written in PRIOR RESTRAINT ON FREE SPEECH, which is absolutely absurd (ZQ reported his participation in this KoP stream to the police as a violation of the ex-parte order, so now he also has to have a hearing for that). I however, have no such restraint, and thus it is entirely within my rights to discuss public court hearings and public court documents. And should any overly litigious public figures with questionable ethical principles think about changing that, I'd recommend they take a look at Nilan v. Valenti first.
My memory is mediocre, so take my version of events with a grain of salt.
Her: Eron posted personal information about me online. As a result, people online have threatened me with physical harm. Eron continues to engage with the mob that is harassing me with no regard to my personal safety. Specifically, Eron threatened to release more information on his gofundme page.
Eron's attorney: I will speak on my client's behalf, and then acquiesce to my client. Zoe Quinn is a public figure and criticism of public figures is protected free speech (with the specific example of criticism of her interaction with TFYC). ZQ was already receiving harassment before Eron's blog post. Eron has never threatened ZQ with violence and has never encouraged anyone to threaten ZQ with violence. The zoepost was a story about Eron's life experiences and did not even include ZQ's real name.
Eron: [Did not get to speak at all because the judge cut his attorney off to ask more questions of the plaintiff]
The judge didn't really say much and started writing half way through the arguments.
- He did not allow Eron's attorney to cross examine the plaintiff
- He did not allow admission of Eron's evidence
- He refused the Attorney's first amendment objection to the gag clause
- He mentioned nothing about his reasoning besides a vague reference to ‘intimidation’.
- Order extended until x/x/2015
Friday, October 3, 2014
The injustice system in action
#GamerGate continues as the notorious gamewhore Zoe Quinn continues to spread her self-serving lies, this time in court: