Quoted from iceman44:
Should Pinside demand that his wife divorces him for his actions?
Exactly the point, nobody here should get involved except for Erin, the authorities and Tommy
FFS, it’s nobody else’s business. She posted the details and that should be the end of it as far as we are concerned
Another pathetic social media roundup and shitshow
Let these people work it out themselves
Nah. This is a pervasive issue within not just pinball but society at large. Predators like Tommy need to be taken to task, publicly. This kind of conduct needs to make abusers, and anyone who goes to bat for them, absolute pariahs. The reason this kind of behavior survives is because so many people are willing to let it slide in the name of decorum and keeping the peace. "He just wants to get on with his life after this unfortunate slip up (after decades of doing the same thing before finally getting called out)". Fuck that.
I'm tired of, every time it comes up, any given woman I know in the scene having a fresh story about them or one of their friends getting groped or harassed while playing in bars around town. I'm tired of my spouse not wanting to join me in my hobby because if the venue is crowded, or I step away to play a round at the wrong moment, some skeevy piece of shit will be there to grab her ass. And this is in Portland. I know it's even worse in other parts of the country, I'm reminded of that any time I visit the places I grew up (shout out to Alaska, sexual assault capital of the United States!).