Timeline/2016/March

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7 March 2016

  • The Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker court case begins. Gawker's founder and managing editor, Nick Denton, is among Gawker's defendants.[1]

12 March 2016

  • The GamerGate Wiki is finally revived after long periods of inactivity due to reasons beyound our control.

14 March 2016

  • SXSW's director, Hugh Forrest, urges[2][3] Mercedes Carrera to delete tweets[4] and a video[5] criticizing Randi Harper and the Online Harrassment Summit panel.

15 March 2016

  • Mercedes Carrera refuses to self-censor and resigns from the SXSW SavePoint panel.[6]
  • The pro-GamerGate SXSW SavePoint panel proceeds as planned and runs without incident. Lynn Walsh, Nick Robalik, and Perry Jones host and discuss topics related to ethics in journalism and gaming journalism.[7]

16 March 2016

  • Independent game developer duo Digital Homicide files a lawsuit against Jim Sterling for reasons of assault, libel, and slander.[8]
  • GamerGate is featured in an episode of Syfy's "The Internet Ruined My Life". The episode focuses on Brianna Wu's interpretation of events and the official episode description [falsely] states that "The sole purpose of [GamerGate] is to harass female gamers and other women who work in the video industry."[9]

18 March 2016

  • The jury of the Hulk Hogan v. Gawker lawsuit rules that Gawker was in violation of Hogan's privacy by publishing his sex tape and must award Hogan $115M in damages.[10]

19 March 2016

21 March 2016

  • The Hogan v. Gawker jury awards Hogan an additional $25M in punitive damages, bringing Gawker's owed total to an approximate $140M.[11]


References

  1. - "Hulk Hogan Takes Stand in His Sex-Tape Lawsuit Against Gawker - Nick Madigan - March 7 2016" New York Times - (archive)
  2. - "#sxsw's director is requesting I "delete certain tweets" on my personal account to not upset a certain blue haired cry bully. - Mercedes Carrera - March 14 2016" Twitter - (archive)
  3. - "As it stands unless I delete personal tweets #sxsw doesn't want me at the panel. As far as I'm concerned my convictions are more important. - Mercedes Carrera - March 14 2016" Twitter - (archive)
  4. - "#GamerGate Well here is the list of tweets @TheMercedesXXX that @SXSW wants to delete. Make of that what you will. - A King in Yellow - March 15 2016" Twitter - (archive)
  5. - "A few words of truth on #SXSW, #GamerGate & #censorship. #TheTriggering - Mercedes Carrera - March 14 2016" YouTube - (archive)
  6. - "The letter I just penned to the Director of #sxsw regarding his requested #censorship. #TheTriggering #GamerGate - Mercedes Carrera - March 15 2016" Twitter - (archive)
  7. - "SXSW SavePoint (Video) - The Open Gaming Society - March 20 2016" YouTube - (archive)
  8. - "LAWSUITS INFORMATION - Digital Homicide - March 16 2016" Digital Homicide - (archive)
  9. - "The Internet Ruined My Life - Syfy - March 16 2016" Syfy - (archive)
  10. - "Analyzing Hulk Hogan's Stunning $115M win in lawsuit vs. Gawker - Michael McCann - March 18" Sports Illustrated - (archive)
  11. - "Hulk Hogan awarded $25 million in punitive damages in Gawker case - Nick Schwartz - March 21 2016" Fox Sports - (archive)