Court Orders Persistent ‘Roblox’ Troll Stay Off Platform

Deepak Gupta January 22, 2022
Updated 2022/01/22 at 9:40 AM

A court in California ordered Benjamin Robert Simon to pay $150,000 in damages to the creator of roblox, reports Polygon. Roblox Corporation, accusing the YouTuber of harassing its player base and repeatedly circumventing its efforts to keep it off the platform. At the time, the company initially asked for $1.65 million in damages from Simon.

Roblox Corporation’s allegations against Simon, who is better known as Ruben Sim on YouTube, were numerous. The company said it had originally banned him from roblox for using homophobic and racist slurs, as well as sexually harassing other players and sending pictures of Adolf Hitler.

The court ordered Simon to stay off the platform. He also agreed not to make or publish “false threats of terrorist activity related to roblox.” One of the most serious accusations the game developer brought against Simon was that he posted “false and misleading terrorist threats” that led to a temporary shutdown of the Roblox Developers Conference 2021 in San Francisco. The company claims it cost $50,000 to investigate the threat and secure the site.

Simon was also ordered not to approach the company’s offices. In its original complaint, Roblox Corporation accused Simon of glamorizing a video at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California, and threatening a copycat act of violence at his own office in nearby San Mateo.

Simon said Polygon he plans to upload a video about the complaint on his YouTube channel sometime in the “next few months”. Roblox Corporation declined to comment on the outcome of the case.

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