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Wu offers $11K for harassment conviction

Giant Spacekat dev also setting up legal fund for other victims

The family of software engineer Brianna Wu and an anonymous donor have put together a reward of $11,000 to help track down those responsible for the death threats sent to her.

Wu received a disgusting amount of harassment for speaking out against #gamergate supporters and after death threats was forced to leave her home.

Wu is also setting up a fund to help other women who have been harassed and attacked.

"I am in the process of setting up a legal defense fund for women targeted by Gamergate," Wu explained on her blog.

"One of the biggest ways Gamergate operates is character assassination. Well, we have laws protecting you against that. I'm not a lawyer, but the fund will pay lawyers to find cases on libel and defamation and prosecute them in civil court. These cases might be mine, or they might be other women targeted by Gamergate. It will be cases the legal team feels they can win."

"My suggestion to anyone in Gamergate is to think very carefully about saying something libelous or defamatory about the women you target."

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Rachel Weber: Rachel Weber has been with GamesIndustry since 2011 and specialises in news-writing and investigative journalism. She has more than five years of consumer experience, having previously worked for Future Publishing in the UK.
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