YouTuber Jeremy Hambly was apparently punched in the head multiple times by Matthew Fantastic Loter, according to The Daily Caller News Foundation. Matt reportedly came up to Jeremy at a bar near a gaming conference and, upon confirming who he was, started punching Jeremy while screaming “I’m going to fucking kill you.” Jeremy said it took four people to pull him off, at which point the YouTuber ran into a bar. Matt allegedly smashed one of the bar’s windows and then took off.
Now, Matt is president of Prettiest Princess Games, but he was also, at least until recently, a professor at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut.
Quinnipiac’s VP for public affairs told me “the person in question is not on our faculty and does not teach here.”
While it’s been nearly two weeks and Matt still hasn’t been arrested, one glimmer of hope in this case is the waves of support Jeremy’s received. He’s raised over $27,000 on gofundme for legal fees so far. But remember: Jeremy has more than a hundred thousand YouTube subscribers. How many people don’t have these massive platforms and have nowhere to turn for support after getting punched by one of these ruthless ideologues? And lest you’re one of those “sunlight is the best disinfectant” folks, remember what happened last week when California dropped all felony assault charges against bike lock professor Eric Clanton, giving him only three years of probation.
That was a highly-publicized case with video evidence but still, no justice.