This post is StickyDrama’s immediate reaction to publicly released, inaccurate information—namely from news reports as well as the police. Overall, we found the TV networks are repeating misinformation originally provided by the police.
A reporter from CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta contacted StickyDrama this afternoon, asking for information for a report on the rape that will air tonight on CNN HLN. Below is a copy of the information StickyDrama provided:
Hock never posted the recording. Hock never made a recording. He only streamed his assault live on Stickam, and once he shut off his Live, it was never aired again. We suspect that the police and some reporters don’t understand the difference between “posting” pre-recorded content and “streaming” live content.
StickyDrama never posted the video. We did screen-record the assault, but the recording was never uploaded to StickyDrama.com nor anywhere else.
The victim’s vagina was not “blurred” in the screencaptures we posted on StickyDrama. It was completely matted over.
The video was not watched “again and again” by “millions” of people. Hock’s streaming was a one-time performance; and StickyDrama’s recording was never posted anywhere. Hock’s LIve stats indicate that no more than a few hundred viewers witnessed the assault.
Not to beat a dead horse, but it’s untrue the video was removed from StickyDrama, by us or anyone else. The video was never posted to StickyDrama and so it could not be removed from StickyDrama.
StickyDrama is not an affiliate of Stickam. The two companies have no official relationship with one another.
Stickam site monitors did not interrupt Hock’s live webcast of the assault. Hock assaulted the victim until he tired of her, then shut down his own Live. The following message appeared across the Live:
“The host has signed off, but has left the room open to chat in.”
Any Stickam user knows that the above message indicates that Hock, not a Stickam site monitor, shut down his own LIve. He was not kicked or banned or forced to stop broadcasting by an admin. Moreover, the several Stickam employees already knew about his first on-cam sex assault which we reported in late 2007; nevertheless, Stickam did not ban him for that sexual assault:
Internet legal and safety expert Parry Aftab never “reached out” to StickyDrama as ABC News reporter Emily Friedman describes on page 2 of her article. StickyDrama emailed Parry herself for clarification. In her prompt reply, she confirms that she never attempted to contact or advise StickyDrama on matters of internet safety. Her only communications were with Stickam.