CIG Demands Escapist Retraction; Threatens Lawsuit

An update to the Chairman's Response to The Escapist on the Roberts Space Industries website has the latest on Cloud Imperium Games' reaction to the recent Escapist article alleging troubles at the developer of Star Citizen, the upcoming crowd-funded space game. The post has been modified to demand a retraction of the assertions in the article, threatening legal action if this doesn't happen by the end of today. They say the site has "violated the most basic rules and ethics in journalism by failing to properly vet [their] sources and providing the affected party with an opportunity to refute these ridiculous, highly slanderous, and easily disproven allegations," and also state this was not a legitimate piece of journalism, but rather a conspiracy between the author and "third parties" (who go unnamed, though we have a guess). They reproduce a lengthy letter they sent to the Escapist, and here is how this concludes:
If we have not received within a reasonable time your written confirmation (email being sufficient) that you agree to cooperate and comply with the above demands we will firstly publish this letter to our website. Based on the generous standards set by you, we believe that 24 hours should be sufficient to hear from you. Furthermore, if we have not received the aforementioned confirmation from you or your magazine and/or parent company by EOD Monday, we will turn this matter over to our litigators to prepare legal action in the US and the UK against the individuals and entities involved as listed herein.
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Timmeh wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 15:55:

These are real ex and current employees and i for one accept that these people are basically telling the truth. (because i live in the real world)

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"She would write emails with so much profanity. She would call people stupid, retard, faggot. Accuse men of not having balls. And she was incredibly hostile to other female employees," CS4 stated. "Sandi is very jealous. She has to be the queen bee at the company. Whenever I was around her, I felt like I was in the presence of a cobra who, at that moment, might not have been inclined to strike but was completely willing to. You don't get on her bad side,"

Wouldn't it be a trivial matter to simply copy this email and forward it to yourself somehow? Look how many video clips we see of people filming cops doing things that are illegal and I don't think it's a stretch to say that is a life threatening activity. If you witness a copy committing a crime and he sees you're filming it, I don't think it's a stretch to imagine he might shoot you and destroy the evidence.

Now if people inside CIG are often in screaming hysterics shouldn't there be a video that someone grabs on their phone? If there is email with profanity shouldn't there be copies of this? Are companies that make games so secure that you couldn't send anything to an outside source from your workstation? Do they make you lock your phones up when you come to work and only return them when you leave? (Honest question, I didn't think they were that secure if so)

With a video recorder and a camera in every single person's pocket these days how are we not seeing some evidence of this outrageous behavior?

It's really hard to believe those claims in particular. Some of the other stuff,

"$90 million for what he's pitching, even with a competent leadership, you couldn't do," CS1 said. "The thing you have to remember about Chris Roberts is that, before this, he hadn't made a game in 12 years. He has no concept of what can and can't be done today with that amount of money, or for a game like this. Chris Roberts hadn't made a game in 12 years, and he was actively ignoring the input of people who have been in and a part of the industry that entire time."

I can believe someone said this. Doesn't mean it's true. That's his or her opinion and that is fine.
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