1 of 6 The New York Times reported Friday that two former top video game developers, Zoe Quinn and Brianna Wu, are among the targets of a cyberattack.
Quinn, the former self-described video game blogger, is also the target of a “hate crime” lawsuit filed against her by the conservative blogger, who was later found not guilty.
The lawsuit alleges that Quinn, Wu and another woman were the victims of “a massive and coordinated attack on Quinn, her family, friends, and her colleagues” on Sept. 16.
Wu, a programmer for game maker Giant Spacekat, is being sued by the company for allegedly failing to provide her with a copy of the game, which was allegedly stolen from her, and is also facing criminal charges.
The two former developers have not commented on the allegations.
Quinn has been an outspoken critic of the Gamergate controversy and the harassment of women online.
The New Yorker published an article Friday on her recent battle with depression.
In the piece, Quinn says that her depression was triggered by a “personal tragedy.”
The writer goes on to explain that Quinn began her depression after she found out she was pregnant.
She says that she “had the gall to tell a friend that she was not pregnant, only to find out she is.”
The article also says that Quinn’s mother was in the process of divorcing her husband, who had also been diagnosed with schizophrenia.
It also says Quinn began to use antidepressants in October of 2016, which is more than a year before she began her relationship with game developer and self-proclaimed gamer.
“I have spent a great deal of time trying to get to a place where I can talk about this without making it too personal, and I think that’s what helped me,” she wrote.
Quinn says she believes her depression began in 2015, when she discovered that her boyfriend had been cheating on her.
Quinn said she also felt depressed because she was “losing my virginity to a guy in a video game.”
She later got help from her friend Anita Sarkeesian, who also works as an expert in gaming and gender issues.
The piece ends with an email to her mother from Sarkeesians, who thanked her for her support and the messages of encouragement she received from other people, including Quinn herself.
“As someone who has struggled with depression for most of my adult life, I can say with confidence that this is a personal tragedy that you are experiencing,” Sarkeesys wrote.
“Please know that we are here to help you.
We have been praying for your comfort.”