YOUTUBER Benjamin “Ruben Sim” Simon has been permanently banned from Roblox for harassing players with his “cybermob”.
Simon was also accused of making “terrorist” threats in the real world after a 2021 incident involving the games’ developers.
Court documents obtained by Polygon reveal an end to the legal drama that started in November last year,
Roblox lawyers claimed Simon “commits and encourages unlawful acts designed to injure Roblox and its users.”
He allegedly lead a “cybermob” that harassed users with homophobic and racist slurs, and sexual harassment.
While he’s been banned previously, Simon has found a way around it by hacking and using other people’s accounts.
Another point of contention is that Simon makes money off this content on platforms like YouTube and Patreon.
He was also accused of making “terrorist threats” that lead to the Roblox Developers Conference in San Francisco last October being shut down temporarily.
The incriminating tweets around the event have since been deleted, but the Roblox lawyers say it cost the company $50k to investigate the threats and secure the event.
Roblox was also looking for $1.6 million in damages from Simon, which is around £1.3 million.
Luckily for Simon, that amount has dropped down to $150,000 (around £111,000).
The judge in the California court case has issued him with a ban that lasts “several years”, according to Polygon.
For his part, Simon has agreed to refrain from making, publishing, or republishing “false threats of terrorist activity relating to Roblox.”
He’s also agreed not to encourage violence against Roblox employees, and can’t go near the Roblox offices.
Any of his video content violating the terms of the lawsuit also has to be taken down.
Simon hasn’t commented yet, but says he’ll have a video on the sage on his YouTube channel in the “next couple months.”
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