Roblox Dev Sues YouTuber for $1.6 Million For Litany Of Awful Offences.
Roblox Corporation is suing YouTuberBenjamin Robert Simon (also known as Ruben on Roblox) for inciting a “cybermob”, which actively attacks the safe space the game wants for young gamers.
Simon has been banned from Roblox for several years, but he continues to circumvent these restrictions by hacking other players’ accounts and using their accounts. Polygon reports his infractions as harassment, use of homophobic and racist slurs and sexual harassment. He also uploaded photos of Adolf Hitler. His Robloxcontent can be viewed on his YouTube channel or Patreon, earning $600 per new video.
Roblox’s lawyers stated that Simon was “the leader” of a “cybermob” that complicated unlawful acts intended to injure Roblox and its users. The lawsuit was filed in California two days ago.
Simon threatened to repeat the 2018 shooting at Roblox’s San Mateo office. Simon claimed that there was a terrorist threat to the RobloxDevelopers conference. “BREAKING: San Francisco Police currently searching for Julius Al Mohammad, a notorious Islamic Extremist. Simon posted to Twitter that he was looking for a fictitious Islamic Extremist and added a picture “purporting” to show the man. Simon also posted a YouTube video entitled “SOMEONE BLOWS UP ROBLOX! Now!”
Roblox Corporation seeks $1.6 million in damages to cover “attorneys fees, costs interest and injunctive relief preventing Defendant Simon” from engaging in similar illegal and damaging activities. Is only worth six Bethesdas—the developer of Skyrim and Fallout, not the American place.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Neil Rimer, Index Ventures partner, stated that “it’s a once in a decade company.” “Great companies grow in value. The growth [in Roblox] was before the pandemic, and it will continue to grow after that.” It is no surprise then that those in higher positions want to eliminate any obstacle.