@kcin: Perhaps I should've used scarequotes, as I meant the term sarcastically. We've got virtually nothing to form an opinion on, leading to pure speculation in this.
Most people feel that "IGN must be right, good riddance etc" which is fine, in as far as they're entitled to their own belief of the situation.
In my case, I'm always willing to entertain the notion that a company will throw a someone under the bus, not because it's right but because it's convenient.
And no, I don't implicitly trust victims. I feel it's an attitude extremely open to abuse and manipulation but we won't get into that any deeper here. I don't wanna get banned like the guy above