unfiaboouberchainPlease stop fucking asking people why they talk about it online vs. reporting it to a broken legal system that still doesn't know how to support sexual abuse and rape victims.As much as I can understand the huge frustration coming from your own experience reporting this, honestly, I don't think an individual case of a bad experience should ever count as universal truth of how the legal system works and prevent anyone else from reporting crimes to authorities that are supposed to deal with said crimes.
I'd still rather have someone report a real crime to the real world, cause all tf.tv can do is preventing these freaks from interacting with a part of the community, that's about it.
While I also think people should still report if they want to, especially if there are other victims (this is important), I'm telling you right now that if you think it was just my individual case that's a bad experience, you haven't paid attention to what a lot of other victims have said in similar cases to mine especially outside of TFTV or TF2. I had chat logs, emails, and my word when I went in to the authorities but written text logs are infamous for being twistable as "that could be anybody lol". I'm not even gonna talk for the other victims, that's for them to talk about if they went to the authorities or not. But imagine someone with more proof outside our situation being let down the same way.
Cleoh vs Sinatraa comes to mind even if our cases are not the same. Cleoh had fucking audio proof to show reasonable dubious consent. There were several investigations that happened with that from Riot Games, Sentinels, and authorities, but months later they said they didn't find enough evidence that any punishable action felt necessary against Sinatraa. Cleoh's mental eventually deteriorated enough that she stopped pursuing it but iirc she said at any point, that case can be opened back up from US authorities with or without her. Sinatraa was let back into the VAL scene like nothing happened and some of the top pro players in VAL were queuing up with him on streams.
He will never be picked up for a team for a long time nor Riot, but he's still doing very well as that VAL player who "survived cancel culture". Sentinels is still one of the most popular brands in VAL despite allowing him to stay signed on as an inactive content creator. And if she was right, Cleoh received no justice. None of this shit tends to be as black-and-white textbook evil as people think it can be when you tell anybody that rape or sexual abuse happened to you, and unfortunately, that's also what a lot of legal systems operate on too worldwide, which means so many cases that go to court don't actually end up really helping these victims find justice nor closure. (EDIT I FUCKING LIED his team's competing in NA LCQ now LMFAOOO fuck this shit man)
By the way, saw some top invite players in this scene are still apparently hanging out with outed predators or rapists apparently in pugscrims or on streams, basically still letting them interact with a part of the community. Really fucking cool to see that's still happening in TF2, by the way. I'm sure their victims appreciate that.
wheatchampionWhile uberchain's experience sounds horrible and unfair, I think (hope!) the UK's judicial system does a better job at protecting whistleblowers. Either way have a read through it if you feel you could help.
Idk enough about UK law even skimming this (other than age of consent being under 18, which means illegal activity technically might not have happened, just immoral) but I would recommend any victims who want to go public or have gone public with their experiences to take one thing away from my own:
In case coyo does do that thing where he uses his rich baby manchild money to threaten people legally to shut up with libel or defamation, feel comfort knowing that if you might not have enough tangible evidence of illegal activity, he hopefully doesn't have enough evidence to sue you for defamation. If any victim (of coyo, of anyone) does pursue reporting it to authorities, I hope you'll have the law on your side. I hope money concerns won't be too taxing. It will take a mental toll on you. It can go to breaking point. You might have some of the darkest thoughts you will ever have, regardless of the encouragement and love you receive, and you'll need to be cognizant of feeling like it's too much despite all the outside support. But you chose to fight, and you're still here despite it all. Still, keep that support line of people you trust most to keep you afloat and help you wade through the dark times, and try to get access to counseling resources if available.