Popular video game forum NeoGAF is offline, following allegations of sexual misconduct by its owner.

NeoGAF began life as an offshoot of '90s gaming website Gaming-Age, and is used by game creators and fans alike.

As thoroughly detailed by Vice, site owner Tyler Malka was referenced in a series of Facebook posts by Texas filmmaker Ima Leupp, who was sharing stories of sexual harassment as part of the "Me Too" campaign that has exploded since the allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

This isn't the first time allegations of this sort have been made against Malka, but this latest one has seen many of the site's moderators quit in protest.

In short, Leupp claims she was taking a shower after throwing up due to excessive alcohol intake, when Malka walked in on her and tried to take advantage of her.

"I had a boyfriend at the time and didn't think I had given him any reason to believe I wanted this," she said in the post.

"I don't cheat. So I told him that it wasn't ok, that I was sick, that I had a boyfriend, that I didn't want that."

Malka has since told Vice Leupp was "a deeply disturbed, malicious individual" and called the accusations as "totally ridiculous and baseless".

"It's been a perfect storm of misanthropy and opportunism," he said.


Update 25/10:

NeoGAF was offline for more than 12 hours in total, but now it is back – minus its open discussion forum.

According to Malka, the site went down due to heavy traffic.


Earlier this month, former Naughty Dog artist David Ballard alleged that he was terminated after levelling sexual harassment claims against a senior designer at the studio.

He claims that the harassment led to a mental breakdown, and that's when Sony HR got involved.

"When I told them about the harassment they ended the call and fired me the next day," Ballard tweeted.

"They cited the company was moving in a different direction and my job was no longer needed."

Naughty Dog responded, “We have not found any evidence of having received allegations from Mr. Ballard that he was harassed in any way at Naughty Dog or Sony Interactive Entertainment.

“We have taken and always will take reports of sexual harassment and other workplace grievances very seriously.

“We value every single person who works at Naughty Dog and Sony interactive Entertainment.”