The Roblox Company is suing a longtime thorn in its aspect: one Benjamin Robert Simon, recognized on-line as Ruben Sim, who has been making controversial content material on and in regards to the platform for a few years. The swimsuit was filed Tuesday (thanks, Polygon) in California and alleges Simon “commits and encourages illegal acts designed to injure Roblox and its customers” whereas searching for $1.6 million in damages.
Simon has lengthy been banned from Roblox however continues to entry it by different accounts, which allegedly embody hacked accounts. He is been accused of harassing different customers, together with sexual harassment, and utilizing homophobic and racist language. That is, per Roblox Company’s attorneys, each on the Roblox platform and on his Youtube and Patreon channels, the place it’s monetised.
Simon’s alleged behaviour particularly consists of “trying to add a nude picture of himself with solely a lampshade masking his genitals” (thanks, Kotaku), “trying to add a intercourse sport” and “trying to add footage of Hitler.”
Roblox Company additional alleges that Simon and his “cybermob” of like-minded people brought on the short-term shutdown of the Roblox Builders Convention in San Francisco in October resulting from “terrorist threats.” When discussing the YouTube headquarters taking pictures from April 2018, Simon allegedly mentioned “wait till [someone] does it to Roblox.” Throughout the occasion he is alleged to have posted a message on Twitter saying San Francisco police had been “trying to find infamous Islamic Extremist” [sic] on the developer convention, and one other saying “Don’t come to RDC tomorrow.” Many of those tweets have since been deleted.