Bungie Triumphs in Lawsuit Against Destiny 2 Harassment Case

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Bungie Triumphs in Lawsuit Against Destiny 2 Harassment Case

Bungie has emerged triumphant in a lawsuit against a player who repeatedly harassed one of their employees.

Admittedly, Destiny 2 is not in its best shape recently. However, it doesn’t mean one can damage a community manager’s mental health and sense of safety. That’s cyberbullying, to say the least. Yet, a gamer, Jesse James Comer, has gone even beyond that limit. 

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Comer: The Disturbing Terror

The lawsuit was filed after Comer subjected a Bungie community to relentless harassment. From threatening voicemails and distressing sounds to racist requests, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Comer went to lengths far more extreme than that. 

They utilized anonymous calling services to mask their identity. According to Dexerto, they even told the manager a disturbing request. Apparently, said player wanted Bungie to create in-game options to target and eliminate people based on their race.

The harassment escalated further when Comer somehow knew the employee’s address. They ordered a pay-upon-delivery pizza to the manager’s residence using an anonymous number. They specifically instructed the delivery driver to loudly bang on the door to create even more disturbance. With all combined, they hoped to fuel a conflict between the delivery driver and Bungie’s employee. 

The prolonged harassment became too much for the community manager to endure. Thus, making it impossible for them to continue their responsibilities at Bungie. As a result, the employee had to take a break from their duties. 

Bungie Took Legal Action

Bungie has always been known for its firm stance against disruptive behavior. Thus, they promptly took legal action. Based on all Comer had done, the court ruled in favor of Bungie. Consequently, Comer had to cough up $489,435 to compensate for their actions. 

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Furthermore, this case has established a precedent that aims to protect individuals from online harassment in Washington and potentially beyond.

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For those who are interested, you can check out the entirety of the lawsuit here.

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