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Gaming YouTuber Jeremy Hambly Assaulted Attending GenCon 2018

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Christopher M
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08.04.2018
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Early Thursday morning, gaming and social commentator Jeremy Hambly from the YouTube channels UnsleavedMedia and TheQuartering was reportedly assaulted outside the Tin Roof bar in Indianapolis, Indiana. Jeremy was visiting Indianapolis to attend GenCon 2018, an annual four day gaming convention.

According to Jeremy, the attacker repeatedly punched his head from behind after confirming Jeremy's identity. With the incident ending after three people held the attacker back while he fled into the establishment.

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An incident report was filed with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

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The alleged attacker has since been identified as Matt Loter, who was also attending GenCon and goes by the online alias as Prettiest_Matt. Matt owns the game store Elm City Games in New Haven, Connecticut and has deleted the store's social media after being identified and accused of assaulting Jeremy. His LinkedIn page was also taken down and Twitter privatized.

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Some attendee's openly supported the assault via Twitter including Ben McShane, Associate Producer for ABC's Shark Tank and Nerdist Producer, and Trin Garritano, Digital Games Outreach Lead at Kickstarter.

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American comic artist Ethan Van Sciver setup a legal fund GoFundMe campaign to help cover Jeremy's legal cost for a civil lawsuit against the person who assaulted him. At the time of publication, the campaign has raised twelve-thousand dollars and Its description reads,"Beloved YouTuber and Magic The Gathering Superman Jeremy Hambly was viciously assaulted at Gen-Con in Indianapolis on the morning of August 2nd.

Jeremy, also known as The Quartering, was standing outside of a bar when he was approached, asked to identify himself, and then suddenly attacked, beaten, while his attacker yelled, "I'll f***ing kill you" over and over.

This was political violence.

The perpetrator has been identified, and will be arrested shortly. But Jeremy lacks the means to sue him in a civil court, and we feel money shouldn't be the reason Jeremy shouldn't be the reason his attacker isn't punished to the fullest extent of the law.

If you believe extremists who call normal people "Nazis" in order to justify acts of violence against them deserve to be brought to justice, and wish to contribute to Jeremy's legal fund, here is your opportunity."
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Throughout the ordeal, Jeremy has denied performing any interviews with any media outlets, however recently posted this statement about it. Telling his supporters not to escalate the situation, document threats and report them to the proper authorities.

"To My Supporters,

I have have been absolutely blown away with your support in this senseless act of political violence, from the words of encouragement on twitter, the emails, the text, everything. I never thought I would ever be in this position over opinions however mild they may be on the internet, but I must ask for those seek justice to please maintain our principals.

I give you my word I will follow through until my attacker is found and held to account by the law, whether it be here or in his home state.

I give you my word I will pursue his banning from any future conventions for the sake of people's safety

I give you my word I will pursue having Wizards of the Coast revoke his opportunity to sell their product

I give you my word should you want me to pursue civil action against this man to set a precedent I will do this as well, and if you chose to back the GoFundMe started by a friend that every penny left over will be donated to some short of charity to help victims of political violence.

If you see threats online I ask that you please document them and report them to the proper authorities, I know it takes time but it's the way we MUST continue. We must hold folks to account, but we must also maintain our principals or we're no better than those we seek to bring to justice.

Archive everything, observe and report. I will do the same.

I am asking that we de-escalate things and that we follow the proper channels. Please do not Spam GenCon, please do not dox, please do not dogpile. Observe & report. We must maintain our civility.

I never wanted to be in the position, I loathe it deeply, but I am asking you, my supporters to trust that I will follow through on my promises and give me time to do it.

There is a reason I turned down TV interviews (some of them on very large networks) and that is, above all I DO NOT want things to escalate, I DO NOT want other people getting hurt or even worse. Let people talk stupid, we will observe, report, and use the proper channels to make them regret it. We are better than this.

This was the act of a lone psychopath, please do NOT let this divide us further. That goes for those on the left, the right, and everywhere in between.

'So, let us begin anew -- remember on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear but let us never fear to negotiate. Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.'

Jeremy"

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At the time of publication, no arrests have been made in connection with the assault. Jeremy is currently doing fine and plans on attending the rest of this year's GenCon with friends and fans.

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