Wanted to say that the kind of downplaying that's going on in some of these comments is a big part of why abusers are able to stay in the game industry--when you try to come forward and everyone hems and haws about your account, eventually you get whittled down and you get tired of trying at all. I didn't see the pattern until I experienced abuse in an industry. It's how Merritt remains surrounded and supported by well-meaning people who bring a good look via association, and eventually gets on other platforms. It's how the allegations eventually become hard to look up. It's part of the process that allows abusers to thrive, and it sucks to see it happening live. The amount of people she's hurt who won't talk about it anymore is astounding compared to what you're able to see with a Google search. And victims of abuse certainly aren't gonna be looking toward the GB community for help, now.It especially hurts seeing people swooping in just to say they see nothing wrong with this.