Eron Gjoni, author of the portentous “Zoe Post,” has finally found legal representation for his appeal against Zoe Quinn. After their falling out and Eron’s subsequent revelations about Ms. Quinn’s character and behavior, quite at odds with her public persona and espoused values, Quinn took him to court and forced a gag order on him, preventing him from discussing the details of their relationship any further. The trial was widely regarded as a sham, with the attending judge hastily siding with Quinn and ignoring proper procedure for Gjoni’s defense.
Gjoni’s attorney furiously filed for appeal immediately, and waived the usual fee for doing so. Nonetheless, for these past months, Quinn’s gag order has legally prevented Eron from speaking out about her abusive behavior and duplicitous modus operandi for squelching criticism and drumming up ignorant suckers to support her. Now, Mr. Gjoni has found a firm willing to represent him in that appeal.
How To (Legally) Silence A Man
For anyone not acquainted with the suspension of Gjoni’s right to free speech, the short version is that he was in a relationship with Zoe Quinn a year ago. She constantly nagged him about loyalty, fidelity and respect for women, while breaching every rule she laid out and whining about her emotional vulnerability if called on it. This all came to a head when she slept with a number of men while traveling the country—including Nathan Grayson of Kotaku—in what can only be seen as an attempt to boost her unimpressive career as a game designer.
Finally, hurt beyond forgiveness, Eron dumped Quinn and sought support from truly caring people in his life. They all confirmed what he had suspected but had kept from him out of loyalty: Quinn was an abusive girlfriend who used her pseudo-feminist dogma to shame Eron into doing what she wanted, then blamed her own indiscretions on emotional weakness. In order to warn people that Zoe Quinn is an abusive, emotionally manipulative liar, Gjoni published “The Zoe Post,” only to be sued for his trouble.
Zoe Quinn is a psychopath, who only cares about herself and uses politics and people only as long as they benefit her. Eron is a man who made a mistake, and wanted to help others avoid doing the same. We can’t ask for Eron’s thoughts on the matter, because he’d go to jail if he gave them. What does that tell you about who the villain is here? If Mr. Gjoni wins his appeal, I hope that we can look forward to a novel-length dissertation on his experiences. It’s no coincidence that the account he posted of his failed relationship sparked GamerGate, due to the involvement of Grayson, and Quinn’s work.
The course of GamerGate has involved many people, and has touched on Quinn’s infidelity more than once. From her relationship with Grayson, to the game dev reality show she crashed, up to the Fine Young Capitalists charity event, she has abused every mote of power or influence handed to her. That’s why people criticize the woman: not because she’s a tramp, not because she’s a liar, and certainly not because she’s a she. Zoe Quinn is despised because she’s so thoroughly rotten as to deserve everything she’s getting.
The world doesn’t coddle you because you’re a disadvantaged woman, or emotionally fragile. It especially does not coddle you when you’re a secretly privileged woman who pretends to be emotionally fragile. Sleeping to the top and gaslighting your boyfriend aren’t things good people do.
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
Gjoni has also been the target of perhaps the most organized smear campaign from the SJW camp to date, most recently culminating in a derisive article from Boston Magazine. Although Gjoni spoke honestly and kindly (and within the bounds of his gag order), Boston saw fit to misinterpret his statements and portray him as some kind of alien creature, unsuited to human emotions yet driven by blind passion.
After the article’s completion, Eron dissected it on Twitter and gave his point of view, commenting on his own foolishness for having trusted another journalist to give him fair treatment. His comments are now removed from Twitter, though they were neither rude nor defamatory to any party whatsoever. Did he decide against defending himself, or was this the product of his legal noose tightening yet again?
If everything goes according to plan, the next few months should see Mr. Gjoni’s unconstitutional gag order lifted, and perhaps the decline of the shadowy hipsterarchy of schemers clad in the mantle of Social Justice. As of this writing, Gjoni is accepting donations to his legal fund. He’s not soliciting through Patreon, where his counterparts would have you supplicate monthly, but through a humble PayPal address and the intent to stop once the fund is filled. My best wishes extend to Eron in his quest for vindication, and I’m sure many online hope to see him exonerated, if only to finally receive his perspective on these matters.