Roblox Corporation sues long-time troll
Roblox has turned into a kids entertainment juggernaut, and creator Roblox Corporation wants it to stay that way. That means taking decisive action against anyone who might try to halt the juggernaut, like persistent trolls.
The troll in question is Benjamin Robert Simon – known under his online handle Ruben Sim – who has been producing controversial content on Roblox for years, including what some have described as sex games.
- Persistent use of multiple accounts to avoid bans
- Accused of sexual, racist and homophobic abuse
- Attempts to upload nude imagery of himself
- Disrupted a conference with terrorist threats
Allegations: He is, surprise-surprise, banned from Roblox but keeps several accounts, including some that are allegedly hacked. Ruben Sim has also allegedly harassed Roblox users, and used the YouTube mass shooting incident in April 2018 to target Roblox.
Damages: All this (and probably more) has prompted Roblox Corporation to file a lawsuit against Benjamin in California, seeking $1.6 million in damages since he "commits and encourages unlawful acts designed to injure Roblox and its users".