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.https://archive.fo/VP7Ch
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.
Eye witness from last night confirming this man is the man who assaulted me. @prettiest_matt is his twitter profile. I need his name and I will call the police and have him arrested. pic.twitter.com/Qka43tfwT0— TheQuartering (@TheQuartering) August 2, 2018
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.
@Prettiest_Matt sending you support! Alt Right doesn’t belong in our spaces and we should never make them feel welcome.— vegan mortensen (@TrinAndTonic) August 3, 2018
I’m just relieved someone punched the Nazi— Ben McShane 🎲 GenCon (@TeeVeeBen) August 3, 2018
The bigger issue is a fascist showed his face at an inclusive event— Ben McShane 🎲 GenCon (@TeeVeeBen) August 3, 2018
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Tom, racial violence against minorities has sharply risen since Trump’s campaign that made fascism publicly acceptable.— Ben McShane 🎲 GenCon (@TeeVeeBen) August 3, 2018
Those videos contribute an existential threat to my family, community, and country. Nazis should be publicly assaulted because it works.
Hi fascists and fascist sympathizers! Have you found me because I’m glad a Nazi got punched?— Ben McShane 🎲 GenCon (@TeeVeeBen) August 3, 2018
1) I don’t owe you engagement.
2) Fascism, -gate misogyny, and racism pose an existential threat to my family, community, and country.
3) Public assault on Nazis is good and effective.
We know fascists make "rational" arguments in bad faith. Civic engagement cannot defeat bad fair.— Ben McShane 🎲 GenCon (@TeeVeeBen) August 3, 2018
If fascists experience physical harm for publicly holding fascist views, they stop expressing those views in public. It works. That’s why this is so triggering for you.
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,https://archive.fo/iVgCsArchive:
Jeremy “The Quartering” Hambly was violently assaulted by a political extremist August 2nd. His attacker has been found. Jeremy needs funds to sue him in a civil court. Please retweet and share and donate what you can.— ComicArtistPro Secrets (@EthanVanSciver) August 3, 2018
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.Archive: https://archive.fo/q4aGv
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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