YOOOOOOOOooooo there's an update in here. I don't want to excerpt it without spoilers, since again, it's kind of NSFW:
Bizarrely enough, Pitchford corroborates some of the story's details by appearing on a podcast that went live one day]after Callender's suit was filed. On the December 22 episode of The Piff Pod, Pitchford talks at length about porn that he enjoys watching, including "camgirl" pornography, in which a host exposes themself to a live feed and takes requests and financial tips from consumers. Pitchford explained that he was "a consumer of this content." He confirmed that he copied a specific video "to this memory stick" to, as he describes it, "work out the method" of how a camgirl host faked the act of female ejaculation. (Be warned: he describes how the video looks in particularly graphic detail.)
"I realized, this is not a sex worker," Pitchford said on the show. "This is a fucking magician." Pitchford, for those unaware, has a vested interest in the field of magicians and owns the magic-focused Genii Magazine.
"This was before I learned I should probably have password-protected memory sticks," Pitchford says, before admitting that he had indeed left a USB flash drive at a Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament restaurant. "Some kid, an employee of Medieval Times, discovered this memory stick, took it home... and discovered secrets of my company and future games in development, and also discovered the pornography. It was 'barely legal' porn. This girl's handle was 'Only 18.'" The USB flash drive was returned to Gearbox, Pitchford says, in exchange for "swag" and video games.
Pitchford claimed that the flash drive arrived at the studio while Pitchford was on vacation, so his executive assistant checked its contents. "Before I know it, I think the entire office looked at it. And there was one piece of content on here. And it never occurred to any[I] [/I]of them that the reason why there was just that single porno was because of the magic trick, not because of [pause] I don't know whatever the fuck they thought." Later in the podcast, Pitchford suggests putting this "Only 18" performer "on the cover" of a future Genii Magazine[I] [/I]issue.
So apparently he's already talked about what's on the USB and makes a lot of sense why someone might have thought the content was something illegal that it's not. It's stupid to carry around on a drive and, especially for the reason that he claims to have carried it, and the whole thing is pretty gross but it's not quite the story that was alleged earlier today.
I wonder if anything will come out confirming more about what was actually on the drive and if it was as illegal as Wade has said.
EDIT: I still can't get over how bizarre this is.
EDIT 2: I FEEL LIKE WE REALLY NEED TO RECOGNIZE THAT THE PLACE HE LOST THE USB (WHATEVER MIGHT ACTUALLY BE ON IT) WAS A FRIGGING MEDIEVAL TIMES DINNER AND TOURNAMENT.
Hahaha, I just can't even imagine why anyone would work there after these series of clownshoes style antics. Like how could you work for this dude knowing what a trash person he is? Like buyout his shares in the company or something and get a competent business person in there and let Randy go live his life as a Magician and porn guy? LOL what a world.
One thing I've seen a few people say that I think bears repeating is that the guy suing Randy was once his close friend, and you can find references to him throughout some of Randy's social media.
I'm not saying people are guilty of all their friend's faults, but if we believe Randy is a liar and a weirdo, it stands to reason that someone that was his close friend might not be the most normal truth-teller.