Zoe Quinn is being heralded as a helpless victim of the Internet's hate machine. Indeed, Katherine Clark, a Congressional representative for 5th District of Massachusetts, helped Ms. Quinn lie in front of Congress. Yet there's an untold story about Ms. Quinn.
I'm a biased story teller, as I'm the person Zoe Quinn doxed, harassed, and tried having Swatted. Ms. Quinn also lied about me to Congress.
But I'm also a lawyer who understands you, the reader, want evidence for every assertion I make. Thus, I'll share the evidence so you may decide for yourself sort of person Zoe Quinn is:
- She was a member of helldump, a doxing and Swatting board on Something Awful.
- She was caught lying about her involvement with helldump.
- She doxed and attempted to Swat me.
- She posted online threats against herself on 4Chan.
- She lied in a Congressional briefing.
What is the truth about Zoe Quinn?
Zoe Quinn was a member of helldump, a doxing and Swatting message board on Something Awful.
Zoe Quinn was an active participant at helldump, a doxing and Swatting board on Something Awful. At helldump people with a mean streak would form online hate mobs to terrorize and harass their targets. They took pride in having a confirmed kill.
Helldump members bullied a teenage "furry" into committing suicide. (A "furry" is a member of a subculture who dresses up in animal costumes. It's a little weird, but nothing criminal and certainly not conduct worthy of being bullied to suicide.)
Quinn called her participation in helldump a "crippling addiction," and pondered how she missed it.
"I miss helldump a little." - Zoe Quinn (Archive link.)
I had a "crippling helldump addiction." - Zoe Quinn (Archive link).
Perhaps Ms. Quinn regrets her former online conduct. If so, she should own up and admit to it.
Rather than address criticisms against her, Ms. Quinn has chosen to lie about her considerable history as an online harasser.
Zoe Quinn now falsely claims she was never a member of helldump.
After being heralded in the media as a victim of online harassment rather than a troll who has harassed people online for years, Ms. Quinn claims she was never a member of helldump.
As you can see, above, Zoe Quinn was a helldump member. No one has made anything up. She is lying. End of story.
Zoe Quinn continues to harass people online.
Zoe Quinn personally doxed and attempted to SWAT me. As with her proven involvement with helldump, Ms. Quinn claims she never doxed me or attempted to have me Swatted.
The evidence against Ms. Quinn is overwhelming, indeed the evidence against Ms. Quinn comes from her own Twitter account.
1. Margaret Pless published an article listing my home address and containing a picture that was taken outside of my home. (I've since moved.)
2. Ms. Pless shared the article with Zoe Quinn before she published it.
3. Zoe Quinn Tweeted out a link to her over 30,000 Twitter followers immediately after the article was published (Archive link).
That's as open-and-shut example of a doxing case as it gets, isn't it?
Now it's true I'm a licensed attorney in California. As such I will always have to post my address online.
One might therefore claim my "dox" is fair game.
If all publicly available information can be posted online, then it doesn't make much sense to call out doxing. Who cares, right?
In my view, doxing in itself isn't bad. Who cares if people know where I live, right?
However, Zoe Quinn posted my information online in an attempt to incite her Twitter followers, who she had known from Something Awful and helldump, to SWAT me.
We know Ms. Quinn wanted to SWAT me as she and her friend Margaret Pless later wrote, and Zoe Quinn disseminated, an article encouraging people to call the police on me.
(After doxing me, Zoe Quinn and Margaret Pless tried Swatting me.)
Zoe Quinn continues to lie about her online past.
Ms. Quinn now claims she was never part of helldump. Quinn's own Twitter acount, as seen in detail above, proves she was part of helldump.
Zoe Quinn's Something Awful chat logs have surfaced. Unsurprisingly, these chat logs provide even more evidence of her involvement in helldump.
Considering Ms. Quinn widely disseminated an article containing my home address as well as pictures on my home to her over 30,000 Twitter followers, one needn't be a rocket science to conclude helldump is exactly the sort of place Quinn would call home.
Has Zoe Quinn been threatened or are the threats against her hoaxes?
Since we know Ms. Quinn has a history of trolling and threatening others online, it's not a stretch to wonder if any of the death threats that have allegedly been made against Quinn were made by herself.
It appears Ms. Quinn was once caught red-handed (or in this case middle-fingered) threatening herself. Unfortunately there is no Archive link.
On 4Chan, a board Ms. Quinn has admittedly posted to, this threat was made against her.
"Is she on Pax. I might snuk in to greet her from behind. the only way." (Archive.)
In this image you see something fascinating. Whoever made that threat against Ms. Quinn was also logged into Quinn's Twitter account.
(A higher-resolution image is available here.)
As Quinn never claimed to be hacked, it's clear she was trolling for attention on 4Chan.
That said, some may claim the image was photoshopped. Unfortunately the image was removed from 4Chan, although the post it referenced is available via Archive. (If an Archive link of the picture is made available, I will link to it.)
Given Quinn's considerable history as a troll, it's not hard to imagine her making death threat hoaxes for attention.
Moreover, Ms. Quinn earns her living as a professional victim. She has a Patreon account, which she links to whenever a "death threat" against her is made.
Ms. Quinn is a professional troll rather than professional victim, as it appears she earns money by posting threats against herself.
Zoe Quinn takes her lies to Congress.
As a guest of Congresswoman Katherine Clark, Zoe Quinn appeared for a Congressional briefing. (A briefing can be set up by paying $3,000 a corporation like RAND.)
During this hearing, Ms. Quinn testified (presumably under oath):
"There's actually a cottage industry of people who contribute nothing but hatred of marginalized people who make their living off of being its figureheads and telling them all where to go next. One of them decided it was wise to hire a [private investigator] to stalk my physical location and report back to them, thus making sure I would never go home again."
Quinn later revealed I (Mike Cernovich) was this lawyer who hired a PI to stalk her. I never revealed Quinn's address or "stalked her."
However, as you can see, I hired a private investigator to figure out who Quinn was after she doxed and attempted to Swat me.
It appears hiring a PI was a prudent move, as Quinn is a sociopath.
Is Zoe Quinn a victim of online bullying or is she the bully?
Zoe Quinn is a con artist and sociopath. Her victims include the judge she lied to in order to obtain an unconstitutional restraining order, the lawyer she conned into helping her get that restraining order, and Congresswoman Katherine Clark.
I have now proven Ms. Quinn doxed me, lied about doxing me, was a member of a doxing and Swatting board helldump, and has lied about her membership of said board.
I have also proven Ms. Quinn lied in front of Congress.
If Representative Katherine Clark wants to continue letting Zoe Quinn lie to Congress, that's an issue for her political opponents to point out.
If the media wants to present Zoe Quinn as the face of online harassment, as a victim rather than perpetrator, then you now know to distrust the media.
The truth is clear.
Zoe Quinn is a troll, liar, con artist, and sociopath.
Who will be her next victim?