[Noisebridge-discuss] It has come to my attention that...

Andrew Byrne andrew at pachakutech.com
Mon Jun 17 07:33:43 UTC 2013

I would also like to point out the assumption of my guilt throughout this
discourse; I was told I was considered a sexual predator by the anarcho-fem
community a week before being contacted officially, and this hateful trope
has been driving me away from the space since. It will doubtless screw with
my social life for another few months and affects me professionally; I
can't even get a response from Mozilla's bug network now, thanks to this. I
know, hard to empathize with someone the mediator is calling out, but once
this is cleared up, I'd like this experience well documented -dru
On Jun 16, 2013 9:29 PM, "Liz Henry" <lizhenry at gmail.com> wrote:

> I would also like for this to be discussed again in a meeting. I brought
> this up at the meeting not last week but the week before. But, I have not
> been in the greatest of health and have missed a lot of meetings.
> It was also brought to my attention that Jesse Z. wants to come back to
> Noisebridge.   I do not think this is a good idea.  Basically, I don't want
> to be around people who have behaved in the ways that either Jesse and Dru
> have behaved.
> There are so many good things about Noisebridge, and about its openness.
> To keep that good for as many people as possible we do need to have good
> boundaries.  And ask people who have shown great disrespect for others by
> non consensual behavior to stay away and work out their issues to learn
> better behavior in some other context, rather than being in the middle of
> an space without much in the way of rules or safety.  Sexual assault and
> other violent behavior destroys our ability to trust each other. I want to
> be able to trust people at NB, and to be able to tell others they are
> likely relatively safe there.
> Best,
> Liz
> On Sun, Jun 16, 2013 at 8:41 PM, Lillian Fleurs <lillian.fleurs at gmail.com>wrote:
>> A member of the community known as Andrew "Dru" Byrne has yet to be
>> kicked out of the community. Right before I moved he did some EXTREMELY
>> inappropriate and non consensual things to me that extend far beyond
>> creepy. I sent some emails to Tony "LeTigre", who then forwarded them to
>> Liz. I had asked both of them to keep what had happened to me anonymous.
>> I'm coming out of anonymity because it appears nothing has been done to get
>> rid of someone who poses a high threat to other members of the community
>> (both male and female, trans and cis).
>> Unfortunately since I no longer live in San Francisco, I can not show up
>> to a Noisebridge meeting but I would like this issue brought up, because
>> others who still use the space have expressed to me that they don't feel
>> safe around Andrew either.
>> I'm sorry for the drama, but I'm not the one who started it.
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> .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .
> Liz Henry
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