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Brian Wood Responds to Tess Fowler's Accusations

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meinterrupted

Snake On A Plane

Postby meinterrupted » Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:52 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:We don't know what's the truth yet. But the fact is Wood comes off as rational, calm and factual.
She came off like a hysterical loon on crack.


Why should the (alleged) victim of harassment should be required to be calm, logical, and completely rational when discussing the event? Especially when discussing similar charges by the same individual toward others?

You can’t impose Lincoln-Douglas debate standards on someone’s frustrations with their actual circumstances and you can’t logic away people’s genuine suffering. (Source)
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nietoperz

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Postby nietoperz » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:00 pm

meinterrupted wrote:
Why should the (alleged) victim of harassment should be required to be calm, logical, and completely rational when discussing the event? Especially when discussing similar charges by the same individual toward others?

You can’t impose Lincoln-Douglas debate standards on someone’s frustrations with their actual circumstances and you can’t logic away people’s genuine suffering. (Source)


Agreed.
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xaraan

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Postby xaraan » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:01 pm

meinterrupted wrote:
Why should the (alleged) victim of harassment should be required to be calm, logical, and completely rational when discussing the event? Especially when discussing similar charges by the same individual toward others?

You can’t impose Lincoln-Douglas debate standards on someone’s frustrations with their actual circumstances and you can’t logic away people’s genuine suffering. (Source)



This is a good point. I usually can't even argue rationally when I'm talking about stuff online that I have no personal connection to.
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dairydead

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Postby dairydead » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:13 pm

meinterrupted wrote:
Why should the (alleged) victim of harassment should be required to be calm, logical, and completely rational when discussing the event? Especially when discussing similar charges by the same individual toward others?

You can’t impose Lincoln-Douglas debate standards on someone’s frustrations with their actual circumstances and you can’t logic away people’s genuine suffering. (Source)

Because she's an adult? This was 8 years ago? I don't think its too much to ask from an adult regardless of the situation
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Rockman

Rain Partier

Postby Rockman » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:15 pm

Regulator wrote:
What makes his version the unquestioned truth and hers a lie or exaggeration? The tone? Don't you feel the least bit transparent?


He acted like a professional, she didn't.
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Rockman

Rain Partier

Postby Rockman » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:16 pm

How did she know the women were in tears, do you think they sent her a picture of themselves crying?
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Zechs

Outhouse Editor

Postby Zechs » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:21 pm

GLX wrote:





Oh dear. :shock: Yeah, we're gonna know more soon aren't we?
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Rockman

Rain Partier

Postby Rockman » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:22 pm

That was 2 days ago.

With this lady I see this exploding even more-so. Poor Mr. Wood
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LobsterJ

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Postby LobsterJ » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:25 pm

His statement makes it look even more like Tess Fowler was telling the truth.
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Rockman

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Postby Rockman » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:28 pm

Sure it's the truth, filtered through her irrational brain.
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LobsterJ

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Postby LobsterJ » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:33 pm

Rockman wrote:Sure it's the truth, filtered through her irrational brain.


Are you just playing a clueless, sexist troll here for the hell of it or are you actually presenting your real opinions regarding this whole debacle?

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:39 pm

LOLtron wrote:In a statement on his website, Brian Wood has responded to the controversy that has been building for the last several weeks.
Source: BrianWood.com

Earlier this week, we reported on a series of Tweets from cartoonist Tess Fowler about Brian Wood. You can read that story here. Wood has issued the following response on his website: For the last couple weeks I’ve been accused of a lot of very serious things. I feel I have to speak up for myself and for my friends and colleagues who are finding themselves under a sort of scrutiny they don’t deserve. This situation has reached the point where it is affecting people who in no way deserve it, up to and including my family. Tess Fowler is correct about this: I did make a pass at her at SDCC Hyatt bar roughly 8 years ago. But when she declined, that was the conclusion of the matter for me. There was never a promise of quid pro quo, no exertion of power, no threats, and no revenge. This was at a time in my career when I had very little professional power or industry recognition. The pickup was a lame move, absolutely, and I’ll accept the heat for having done it, but that’s all it was: I liked her, I took a chance, and was shot down. I immediately regretted it, and I apologize to Ms. Fowler for the tackiness and embarrassment of it all. I’ve kept quiet for these last couple weeks because this is a problematic thing to address without unintended blowback. I didn’t want to appear as if I was simply calling Ms. Fowler a liar, or invite any negative opinion directed back at her. While I believe she is as incorrect as she can be about what my intent and motivations were, there’s no way for this not to devolve into an ugly he-said-she-said situation, amplified to the nth degree by the nature of the internet. I think the larger issues of abuse in the comics industry are genuine and I share everyone's concerns. As a father to a young daughter showing an interest in making her own comics, I do really care about this stuff. So I don’t want our difference of accounts to take attention away from that industry-wide discussion that needs to happen. Brian Wood
11/15/2013   As with Fowler's statements, we can in no way vouch for the veracity of anything being said, but at least we now have two sides to the story. We'll keep you updated.

Written or Contributed by Jude Terror
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One question to Mr.Wood.

Has your wife punched you in the nutsack for hitting on that woman 8 years ago?
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GLX

Outhouse Editor

Postby GLX » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:57 pm

Zechs wrote:


Oh dear. :shock: Yeah, we're gonna know more soon aren't we?


Yep.

http://tessfowler.tumblr.com/post/67091 ... y-response
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HNutz

Rain Partier

Postby HNutz » Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:25 pm



Boy, she's a lot calmer and rational here.
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alaska1125

dINGO

Postby alaska1125 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:15 pm

Rockman wrote:Sure it's the truth, filtered through her irrational brain.

Holy shit...you're pretty sure of yourself. I assume you were there (obviously)...

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