Ars Technica confirms your story is bullshit: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/...
"The tide of abuse first surged over Zoe Quinn, creator of the game Depression Quest, who got a deluge of negative attention, abuse, threats, and harassment over a blog post written about her by an ex-boyfriend that was published August 16. The post, composed of narcissistic analysis mixed in with screenshots of several online conversations, exposed many personal details about Quinn irrelevant to her profession or professional conduct.
Details from the post were quickly spun into a conspiracy. Based on the lone fact of Quinn's relationship with one Kotaku writer, Nathan Grayson, who quoted her once in an article and never covered or reviewed her game, rumors circulated that Quinn had "alleged affairs with video game journalists" which influenced coverage of her game. There is no evidence to support this assertion, and the only fact that it's based onâ"that Quinn began a relationship with Grayson some time after he quoted her in an article and never published anything about her againâ"disproves it. The other two people named in the post are a sound designer and Quinn's boss, who do not work in gaming journalism."
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