Yes, I was doxxed -kinda sorta (we’ll get to that). I’m safe. Wife is rattled but fine. It was clearly the act of a third party shithead. Other targets by the same guy in theory included Adam Baldwin (literally, the father of the #gamergate tag) and Patton Oswalt. Which is pretty weird company to have insomnia and wake to find yourself in, all told.
One of the other supposed targets (Mark Montag, whose portrait suggests he is pro-gamergate, illustrating the ‘third party shitheads’ emphasis I want to make here) had this to say.
— Mark Montag (@MarkMontag) October 16, 2014
The information posted about me is also quite outdated. As in, I haven’t worked for Origin and had an email address for 15 years and, hell, it hasn’t been around as a game company for, what, 10? So please, no one feel inclined to bother the nice woman who bought my house.
I do not blame any individual in #GamerGate for this – there is no evidence to support that claim. I do blame the toxicity and circus-like atmosphere that surrounds #GamerGate-the-Event, though. People will be unsurprised that this does not change my views on gamergate at all. But despite that, people on all sides of the issue need to acknowledge that everyone is being trolled by third party shitheads.
That being said, I will note that the founder of 8chan, one of the places where GamerGate supporters like to congregate, had this to say about whether or not he would even denounce doxing on his site, much less take action to stop it.
— 8chan.co (@infinitechan) October 15, 2014
Needless to say, I disagree with what you say, buddy. But maybe I’m a LITTLE FUCKING CRANKY RIGHT NOW.
And if you are a GamerGate supporter, you should be depressed. This is ranking up to be yet another day that the tag is full of discussion about harassment and he-said, she said bullshit instead of game journalism ethics, which even though it was clearly instigated by a third party shithead, only further makes the hashtag seem toxic to outsiders.