informa
1 MIN READ
News

Roblox Corp. sues YouTuber over online harassment for $1.6 million

Said YouTuber is also accused of making bomb threats targeting this year's Roblox Developers Conference.

Roblox Corporation is suing YouTuber Benjamin Robert Simon (aka "RubenSim") for $1.6 million in the State of California for 3 counts of fraud, 2 counts of Tortious interference, and 1 count of breach of contract. 

According to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by Polygon, Roblox is accusing Simon not only of harassing Roblox users with racist, sexist, and anti-Semitic imagery, they are also alleging that he posted bomb threats targeting the October Roblox Developers Conference. The resulting pause in event and security sweep apparently cost Roblox Corp. $50,000.

The lawsuit also seems to take issue with how Simon leveraged other Roblox users to do his will whenever he was banned from the platform. Though Simon has been formally banned from Roblox for several years, he is able to use accounts made by other individuals to log in and direct harassment.

Simon is also accused of praising the 2018 active shooting incident  YouTube and implying that a similar event should take place at Roblox Corp.'s San Mateo HQ.

You can read the full lawsuit against Simon here.

Latest Jobs

Xbox Game Studios

Redmond, Washington
10.5.22
Technical Lighting Artist

Innogames

Hamburg, Germany
10.5.22
Game Designer - Elvenar

Six Foot

Houston, TX
10.3.22
Six Foot Director, Player Relations

Hometopia Inc.

Remote
10.7.22
Lead Engineer
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Explore the
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Job Board

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Explore the

Game Developer Job Board

Browse open positions across the game industry or recruit new talent for your studio

Browse
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more