Zak Smith is an RPG designer and artist who had his name stripped from the Dungeons & Dragons credits and experienced widespread community bans after his ex-wife went public with a series of horriying allegations of sexual misconduct against him.
Smith responded by taking his ex-partner to court.
Now, the gaming site Tenkar’s Tavern has posted a series of legal documents that show Zak Smith is suing Gen Con and Peter Adkison for Defamation, Interference with Business Expectancy, Violation of the Washing Consumer Protection Act and other charges.
In 2019, Gen Con banned Zak Smith and said they had and explained why. This public statement is the opening allegation in the 13-page lawsuit from Smith’s legal team.
Gen Con is the largest tabletop games convention in America and was founded by D&D’s co-creator Gary Gygax. Peter Adkison, the former CEO of Wizards of the Coast, bought the event from Hasbro in 2002.
A previous legal action from Lucasfilm in 2008 forced Gen Con into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for some time.
Geek Native has not been able to confirm the authenticity of these documents. Tenkar’s Tavern has a swift and accurate track record when sharing legal paperwork from the RPG industry space.
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