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

Andrew Byrne andrew at pachakutech.com
Mon Jun 17 18:36:27 UTC 2013

Thank you
On Jun 17, 2013 11:06 AM, "Lillian Fleurs" <lillian.fleurs at gmail.com> wrote:

> Well maybe you should have thought about these things before you pinned me
> down on a table and began unzipping my pants without any permission at all,
> refusing to stop even after I froze in fear asking what the fuck you were
> doing. I was shaken after that. I used to like you Drew, and it took me so
> long to report anything because I was worried about hurting someone I
> thought was a good person. You seemed to be high on cocaine or something,
> which initially allowed me to excuse the behavior. It wasn't until other
> people made me realize this wasn't just a one off incident that I decided
> to report what had happened. I recall you making creepy sexual comments
> about others way before this incident too, so looking back now I don't find
> what happened surprising and I probably could have prevented being violated.
> On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 12:33 AM, Andrew Byrne <andrew at pachakutech.com>wrote:
>> 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
>>> lhenry at mozilla.com
>>> lizhenry at gmail.com
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