July 4, 2015
August 25, 2016
While I would not keep him from attending events, I feel it is important for you to have the data on his sexual assault background so you can consider whether he should be kept on the staff/volunteer list.
August 27, 2016
We are REALLY FUCKING OPEN to listening. We lend an ear. We lend an ear to people who aren't in our geographic range, we lend an ear to things which happened years ago, we lend an ear to things which didn't happen at our events. We make it clear that WE LISTEN. We do not, we do NOT go around making bans all over the place every time we hear of something. But we sure as HELL listen, try to protect the listener, and try hard to take appropriate action.
September 1, 2016
September 4, 2016
Rest assured that GT will not be volunteering for us anymore.
September 5, 2016
November 15, 2016
I wanted to make sure that you were aware GT was wearing a Presenter ribbon at the recent GKE, in addition to volunteering in Serenity Space. This does not seem to be in accord with your statement on 9/4 that he "will not be volunteering for us anymore."
November 18, 2016
Sorry for the delayed response. We are currently discussing what happened and where the communication breakdown happened, when we have an answer, we will be able to give you one.
November 28, 2016
Please respond within the next 24 hours with an explanation of what went wrong and how you plan to remedy the situation, or I will begin advising in public forums that members of the community steer clear of JME-produced events for their own safety, and will include timelines and contents of communications so far.
From my understanding of the situation, he came in under the serenity space, so we weren't even aware he applied for that.
Also none of us were aware that he even applied to be a presenter.
What were [sic] doing now is not allowing anyone to volunteer unless they go through the official application. And making sure that the performance team knows when someone is banned.
He has been added to our volunteer and presenter ban list.
November 29, 2016
November 12, 2017
Please explain how, despite GT being on your volunteer and presenter ban list (see below), he had a "Guest" badge at GKE 2017 and was serving as a massage volunteer in the Serenity Space, which is supposed to be part of your official application process now.
Predators: I know how to spot you. I won't, can't, and shouldn't tell other events what to do. But stay the fuck out of MY events. Not because I'm perfect, but because I have more data about you than anyone. Yes, I can recognize your fucked-up, abusive behavior, and YES, I will ban your ass, and I do not give a fuck who you are or how much political shit I will catch for it.
“...events I run? Those are deeply flawed, too, but at least I feel like I can address those flaws when we find them...”
“Because when the scene fucks your shit up in a longterm, not-fucking-okay way, and you are permanently harmed, and then fucking silences you half the time....
....yeah, you're not going to come out and say, "For Christ's sake, ban my abuser".”