[Drama] Asia Argento paid statutory rape victim $380,000 in hush money one month after her NYT #metoo article came out
And in today's version of "[s]he who screams loudest ends up being guiltiest."
Summary: Argento cast the kid in her movie when he was 7, referred to him over the next decade as "her son," fucked him at 17, then paid him (now 22) $380k to keep quiet right as she was railing against Harvey Weinstein.
For Mr. Bennett, seeing Ms. Argento present herself as a victim of sexual assault was too much to bear, his lawyer wrote, and called up memories of their hotel reunion. “His feelings about that day were brought to the forefront recently when Ms. Argento took the spotlight as one of the many victims of Harvey Weinstein,” Mr. Sattro wrote in the notice of intent to sue.
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Is this the guy (Angry Joe) that randomly decided to change his content and then threw a tantrum when no one wanted it?
Angryjoe is one of those youtube relics should have faded from relevancy after 2012, just like Irate gamer and guys like that.
I recall when one Youtuber by the name of "I Hate Everything", whose entire shtick was talking about terrible films and how bad they are pulled a 180 and said Star Wars TLJ was great and started tearing into the fans who didn't like the film.
I don't think his audience appreciated that one.
They all come from the AVGN camp and no one is like AVGN. Shit, even AVGN had to change up his schtick, but funny enough, his AVGN stuff is still good and hasn't gotten tired. Even after all these years.
"just make your own YouTube"
Doubt this is coincidental considering they became Infowars hosting method this past week. Have at it KIA.
So is there like a Big Bad pressure group out there? I mean, the other week that guy hosting Lauren and Stefan phoned them the night before and said everything's OK and he's had lots of controversial guests in the past. Then he cancels in a panic the day of the event. Is there some leftist cabal making threats behind the scenes? I don't doubt that large companies are acting by their own accord, but these others...
Edit: apparently Stripe is a massive company.
Angry Joe, upset about preorders for BFV being low lashes out at the community.
Some accusations of comments getting taken down/censored explaining the other side
Oof, Joe's Angry Army ain't backing him up all that much this time. 10k likes vs. 6k dislikes. And some of those top rated comments:
I was too "uneducated" to understand how to pre-order.
In Joe's point of view: Conservatives = Women haters.
Yeah EA calling the fans "uneducated" if they didnt want female characters probably didn't help either.
I like this one, though. Really puts EA and DICE (and Joe) to task for this "if you don't like this cyborg you hate wahmen" nonsense:
In 1942, the Russian southwestern front had collapsed and the Germans were advancing on Stalingrad. It seemed nothing could halt the advance of the 16th Panzer-division, which was spearheading the assault. These were well trained, battle hardened men with modern tanks. And all that was in their path to stop them was the 1077th Anti-Aircraft Regiment.
In contrast to the 16th Panzer-Division, the 1077th was a small volunteer unit of teenage Russian girls who had only a battery of light anti aircraft artillery.
But they did NOT run away. These young women used their guns to halt the entire 16th Panzer Division. Alone, they destroyed dozens of German tanks, and kept firing until they were virtually annihilated. But, they had managed to stop the enemy’s advance, just 10 miles outside of Stalingrad, for a full two days. They had bought the Soviet army some desperately needed time, time which they needed to organize the defenses of Stalingrad.
So you’re telling me, that instead of basing a character in your game off one of these women, you’re going to just conjure up some British cyborg commando woman? You think you can tell a better story than the one about the 17 year old girls who, in some of the darkest days of WWII, made a last stand against the mechanized power of the Wehrmacht to defend their motherland? Fuck you.
And he's right. DICE could have avoided all this nonsense if they themed Battlefield V's single player (and multiplayer?) on little-known oddities of World War II. Most people don't really know about "Mad"Jack Churchill or that the crazy fucker fought the Germans with a broadsword, bagpipes, and a bow and arrow.
Make a campaign "story" about him. Make one about the girls of the 1077th. Not a cyborg with a tactical cricket bat whose squadmate brandishes a katana.
Joe also fell for Anita's "I received death threats" deflection tactic years ago. He's never been too bright.
What a nice way to piss off your fanbase, Joe.
So a guy who has gotten mad in the past and told people to not pre-order games is mad people aren't pre-ordering a game.
I genuinely don't see a way for Doom: Eternal to fail. All it needs to do is be Doom again but with more Doom. Which is exactly what it looks like.
i'll give you the biggest failure for the game
I actually think a lot of normies caught onto the jokes about leftist platitudes like "demons are impaired" and "earth is the melting pot of the universe" and liked it. Of course the awesome gameplay they showed helps a lot too. Right wing humor is becoming more popular because the left has made it so taboo that it's hard for a lot of people to resist. It's pretty crazy to have watched the right become the anti PC crowd.
I love capitalism.
It's so beautiful.
At the same time though I dont think this has anything to do with him leaving, he just got done pocketing a kings ransom to stay with the company for as long as he did, sounds like he just wanted to stir the pot before he left.
He was trying to leave last year far as I remember.
According to a Gamespot article, EA's offering a $20 million bonus in an effort to retain his services and his total pay package for the fiscal year's around $48 million.
... and here we are with all the gaming giants telling us how hard it's to earn the sheckles to keep their companies afloat.
No you don't understand, puts rolex in pocket, game development costs are constantly going up! hides bearer bonds under rug, and all those marketing costs too! covers gold bouillon And sales are down, we have to keep adding DLC and Loot boxes to recoup our costs! Turns off Lamborghini showcase lights
I mean really, $90 for a game, and another $110 for all the DLC isn't that much. Stop being greedy.
"But Youtube and Twitter are private companies! They can censor whomever they want!"
Proceed to pressure their competitors to be denied financial services.
I don't know why anyone who isn't stupid as fuck or brainwashed can think this kind of behavior is okay. Then again there seem to be a great deal of really fucking stupid and brainwashed people out there.
Isn't there anti-trust laws or something against this?
If anyone needed yet another reason to not buy from GMG.
I wonder if this survey is related to what GMG's social media manager did last month.
I hope James recovered from his stroke.
What are they trying to get out of this? Trying to get a measure of your demographics that actually buy games and don't care or want politics in games vs who do love politics and doesn't buy games regularly?
Some Filip Miucin plagiarism still up on IGN (some copying press releases and one copying the Wall Street Journal without proper credit)
Did a little digging into what is still up on IGN at the moment and came up with some examples of plagiarism still up as of right now. In the first case we have this article about The Gardens Between Us where the description of the game is at times word-for-word copied from this press release. Another case we have this article about Warframe, where it is against often word-for-word copied from a press release. For comparison's sake, Eurogamer was more appropriate in handling this by putting it in quotes and attributing it, and to Miucin's credit Brian Crecente was much more aggressive in his copying of the press release over at Variety. Of course, unlike in other cases of plagiarism it is unlikely the people being copied are going to object since the releases are tailored to be promotional of their work, which basically leaves this kind of thing as an offense against readers who might not realize the authors are just copying off press releases. Attribution here is more about disclosure to readers.
The last case I looked at with Miucin is this article about Capcom doing cloud-gaming services for the Switch. In this article Miucin does provide a link to the Wall Street Journal piece. The problem is it is credited as follows:
A spokeswoman from Capcom told The Wall Street Journal that the company is using the performance of Resident Evil 7 Cloud Version to determine whether or not it would expand its cloud offerings for other titles.
There is no other mention or crediting of the piece in the article, but Miucin here has essentially copied everything in his article from that piece. Such copying includes the Wall Street Journal author's description of cloud gaming going against the spirit of the Switch's "play anytime, anywhere" slogan. Him providing a link to the original source in this case doesn't absolve him as he is still not properly crediting them given he is effectively copying everything in his piece from their piece. It is just a case where he made it much easier for people to detect his plagiarism.
Maybe IGN doesn't care about copying press releases as that seems to be a practice not limited to Miucin and is commonly attributed to the games journalism field, but it is still a bad practice that conveys a message to prospective journalists that such copying without credit is acceptable. If IGN think linking to a source one is plagiarizing is sufficient even when that source is not properly credited for all the content being copied then they are sorely mistaken.
Guys remember. We have to get more than 52 comments and 300 upvotes or else we don't care about this matter.
Edit: I have to throw in a quick opinion here:
Him providing a link to the original source in this case doesn't absolve him as he is still not properly crediting them given he is effectively copying everything in his piece from their piece. It is just a case where he made it much easier for people to detect his plagiarism.
So this is actually on par with proper crediting. If a writer cites a source, they can use info from that source without having to say over and over again it's from that source. However, the fact that the following paragraph on the IGN article is incredibly similar to the WSJ article would be enough to add to the pile of plagiarism considering who wrote this.
Also, as a journalist myself, I really want to know who at IGN had a hard-on for this guy? The dude was a mediocre YouTuber that did Switch videos, which were bleh to begin with. He has this wispy, yet scratchy voice that I guess people liked, but how the fuck do you make this guy an editor of an entire vertical when there is no sign of any professional writing in his background? His writing is just bad and padded, which is painfully obvious when compared to the WSJ article.
IGN did add a disclaimer that they're trying to "investigate" and scrub the site of them. The only problem is, they don't have our weaponized autism where we're so focused on this shit we're willing to do it for free.
You should e-mail IGN and link them these things - they're VERY quick to respond to things like this.
Now we watch if Schreier plagiarizes this post for extra hilarity :D
Im almost impressed as to how little actual work the guy did. Maybe hiring people because they were yt'ers is not a great policy though.
If he hates the Western World so fucking much he can just move to Congo.
Archive or it didn't happen.
Now replace "straight white man" with Jew, black, woman, gay, trans, whatever, pick any combination of them and see how long it takes before he gets nuked from orbit