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Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Preceded Elemental Lawsuit

Kotaku has a follow-up to Stardock's recent lawsuit against Alexandra Miseta over what the company alleges was its former marketing manager's role in the shortcomings of Elemental: War of Magic. They have court documents showing that before being sued herself, Miseta had already brought her own lawsuit against Stardock CEO Brad Wardell for sexual harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination, and that Stardock's lawsuit came three weeks after a judge denied their request to dismiss her case. In addition to details from the sexual harassment case, they offer accounts from an anonymous alleged former Stardock employees refuting the idea that Miseta was responsible for Elemental's failure. They say Wardell has not yet responded to their request for comment on this.

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146. Re: Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Preceded Elemental Lawsuit Sep 8, 2012, 00:04 Draugr
Stanly Manly wrote on Sep 7, 2012, 23:11:
Draugr wrote on Sep 7, 2012, 14:34:
Ad hominem attcks, the last refuge of someone whose argument has no legs. Needless to say I think most of us here at bluesnews are probably slightly older than 30 and I think most are family people...That certainly doesn't describe everyone, of course.

When child labor laws were passed, I'm sure there were plenty of people ready to decry it as 'the pussification of 'merica' Just like with then, I don't think employee protections is making anyone a pussy.

You may consider them pussies, but I think the person who takes the abuse up the tailpipe (as you've suggested multiple times you're willing to do.) is a bigger pussy than the person who doesn't sit there and tolerate abuse day in and day out. Cowing to their abuse and harassment may be something your okay with, but most of us expect more from a civilized society.

Maybe you and Brad can go start some Randian Fantasy Land after he theoretically shutters his company for getting sued and you guys can crap all over employee rights.

Ah, the false position of authority, the last gasp of those affected by tunnelvision. And a straw man argument on top of that? Hah. Cripes man, you are scraping.

The point is, men don't allow themselves to be victims. What you call "abuse", a man simply dismisses and doesn't cry about it. If my gay boss hits on me, I just think "that dude has good taste", and go about my day. You have drank way too much of the PC koolaid.

Civilized society... really? And you say you are over 30? I would have guessed you were some freshman in college who just got out of his sociology 101 class with those "knowledge bombs" you keep a dropping.

Fact of the matter is this. Whatever you think of this Brad guy, he owns his own company, and he pays his employees and puts food on their families tables. I can assure you that if you were in his position, and you have some sandy vagina crybaby, whose paychecks you sign, tell you how to act, you'd be a bit irate as well.

Abuse... don't make me fucking laugh dude. You have no clue what abuse is.

I don't see a straw man, and I doubt I would be in Brad's position because I understand what it means to act professional at work. If you can behave in front of a client then you can behave in front of coworkers. If work was to have fun and be yourself they wouldn't have to pay people much.
I would argue your privilege doesn't really allow you to know what abuse is, as everything can only be seen through your lense - Your narcissistic attitude causes you to only look at how you would react in a situation, and then you write off everyone who might react differently that you (willing to stand up for themselves.) as weak.

I think you perfectly understand Brad just fine as you are of like minds in this, and all you're doing here is helping to prove the point against him. The laws are in place to protect from the likes of you, you might think that makes america a bunch of pussies but I'd say they are better off for it.

This comment was edited on Sep 8, 2012, 00:20.
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