Upon January 23rd, 2018, We learned for the first time of a assortment of accusations against me. In one day, allegations that I was obviously a predator who took benefit of people through my company dealings were posted within a coordinated pattern across several social media platforms. I have remained silent for over 10 a few months. Some of that was because of legal counsel but mostly because I needed the people who felt I had formed hurt them to have their state. After much introspection, We are now ready to make the subsequent statement.
First and foremost: I have the sincere desire to make points right by anyone who else honestly feels I have harm them. I continue to desire you to contact me or a common friend (as nearly all of people who spoke up are individuals with whom I have had long-held relationships)so we can enter into any dialogue in the hopes that it may cause healing. Wherever the path in order to healing begins, I am existing and ready to begin.
Discussing and defending one’s self within this type of situation is extremely hard. I do not want to minimize anyone’s feelings but I must arranged the record straight in order to move on with my life. The purpose of the attack was not to get me address any mistakes or problems, there has in no way been any attempt at conversation, or mediation, and most no attempt to come to any sort of quality.
I have spent the last more than 20 years serving my community as well as demonstrating my deep dedication to consent and confidence. Literally thousands of people who have went to my events and interacted with me over the years can confirm this. I have, and always will attempt to create a better environment for justice. Which is why these tactics happen to be very successful. Nothing might be more upsetting to me in order to be accused of the very point I tried to fight against with regard to 25 years.
I am especially ashamed that people whom I have really hurt in some way have been utilized to further an obviously determined smear campaign that was designed to destroy my business and permit others to profit from which situation. So disgusted and thus upset that, against lawful and other advice, I voluntarily handed over my life’s function to my accusers. I actually legally gave all manage & ownership of the businesses over to others, including the Steampunk World’s Reasonable. For reasons of their own, these people chose to cancel The Steampunk World’s Fair, even though they had been aware that there was no money to be able to issue refunds.
I did NOT terminate The Steampunk World’s Good. I did NOT have the ability to cancel this I no longer owned this at that time. Although I have absolutely no legal responsibility to do so, I am using legal action that will ideally, finally, permit those wronged by the people who destroyed SPWF to gain back at least a few of what they lost. It is achieve to find some way to see that will those people are helped, in which their pain and issues are met with efforts at compensation.
I am not really perfect, like everyone We have made mistakes. I will keep mistakes, but I will additionally continue to learn from my errors and grow as a individual. Again, I will always be remorseful for anyone I have hurt, knowingly or unknowingly. But Furthermore , i know that the angry parti which worked to take me personally down will not accept sorry; they never wanted to pay attention or talk, just to separate me, leaving me at nighttime, then emerging all at once inside a coordinated attack.