And over “Targeted harassment”
The Roblox Corporation is taking YouTube user Ruben Sim to court over alleged instances of terroristic threats and “targeted harassment,” reported Polygon.
Ruben Sim, whose real name is Benjamin Robert Simon, has a history with Roblox. The company banned Simon from the platform several years ago due to his use of homophobic and racist slurs.
Simon also harassed others by uploading pictures of Adolf Hitler, according to Roblox’s lawyers. They also said he made money from this content, which he uploaded to his YouTube and Patreon channels.
However, he continues to access Roblox by compromising and using accounts other people create.
The lawsuit also claims Simon posted “terroristic threats” that temporarily shut down the Roblox Developers Conference (RDC) in October.
According to the lawsuit, Simon discussed these threats with his “cybermob” followers. In these discussions, Simon brought up the YouTube headquarters shooting in 2018 and he reportedly said, “Wait until [someone] does it to Roblox.”
During RDC 2021, Simon turned to Twitter and reportedly suggested San Francisco authorities were “searching for notorious Islamic Extremist” at the event. He and others reportedly posted threats like this, including one that said, “Don’t come to RDC tomorrow.”
This prompted The Roblox Corporation to delay RDC 2021. The event was “forced into a temporary lockdown while local police and private security conducted a search to secure the facility,” stated the lawsuit.
RDC 2021 eventually started up again, but not before an investigation that reportedly cost $50,000 to complete.
The Roblox Corporation filed the lawsuit against Simon for fraud and breach of contract, along with four other counts. Also, the lawsuit seeks $1.6 million in damages.
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