Brief, general advice on underlying symptoms and solutions both for the one causing and receiving blackmail using suicide threats: http://blogs.psychcentral.com/wellness/2011/11/manipulated-by-suicide-threats
What she should've expected when she was opening up to her peers in the gaming community: http://www.thestar.com/business/small_business/people/2013/01/25/the-right-of-inclusion--4-tips-for-managing-a-business-with-tran.html
Destructoid updated their reasons for the suspension a third time: http://forum.destructoid.com/showthread.php?29659-Chloe-Sagal-Allistair-Pinsof-and-Destructoid-s-Response&p=1164173&viewfull=1#post1164173
An apology and update
First of all, we at Destructoid absolutely do not post sensitive information given in confidence without a person's consent -- especially one which may put an individual's life at risk. That's just reckless.
We would have published all of the investigative findings regarding the Indiegogo case except for the fact that it was closely tied to a person at risk of suicide. The fraud was uncovered, the public was informed, and people recovered their money. Yes, Allistair did a great job in uncovering that. Nobody is saying that he's not a good journalist.
Allistair is NOT in trouble for uncovering the fraud and reporting it.
We are super proud he went above and beyond the call of duty to investigate. Ultimately, we chose not to run the story because the person was a suicide risk. He would not be under any trouble had he stopped there.
He is subsequently in trouble for what followed -- which was revealing confidential details that puts her life at risk. He has acknowledged this on his Twitter account since.
A PERSON'S LIFE IS AT RISK. TWICE. THAT PERSON IS NOW ON SUICIDE WATCH IN A HOSPITAL. THAT'S WHERE I DRAW THE LINE. ENOUGH.
Lastly, there's another separate issue more specific to me where I simply asked an employee not to do something and they did it anyway. I have repeatedly asked an employee to not do something and they're doing it anyway. At any job this is a fireable offense.
Anyone trying to correlate Allistair being fired for journalist work is completely misinformed. These are two separate events almost 6 weeks apart.
Allistair has been suspended from Destructoid for releasing sensitive information on social media against the wishes of his direct supervisor, some of which was privileged and personal information.
The facts surrounding this case are not clear, as Chloe remains hospitalized and unavailable for comment. Due to legal reasons, we not releasing any additional information at this time.
We apologize for not releasing information sooner, but our resources are tight due to staff scattered to cover E3 in Los Angeles.
Our apologies to everyone involved.
Last edited by Niero; 05-17-2013 at 05:55 PM.