Internet's 'Biggest Troll' Fired After Gawker Exposé

Michael Brutsch, aka Reddit's Violentacrez, loses his job

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 15, 2012 4:25 PM CDT | Updated Oct 15, 2012 4:50 PM CDT

(Newser) – Michael Brutsch, aka notoriously controversial Reddit user Violentacrez, was worried about his job when Gawker revealed his true identity last week—and for good reason, it turns out. "I got fired Saturday morning, by phone," Brutsch wrote on Reddit in a post noticed by Daily Dot. In the comment thread that followed, Brutsch admitted, "I really have no one to blame but myself," though he did add that he has a problem "with the lies, innuendos, distortions, and half-truths" in the Gawker article, which he went on to explain in more detail. Click to read the full thread, or to see more on the Gawker exposé.

A screenshot of Reddit's NSFW warning.
A screenshot of Reddit's NSFW warning.   (Reddit)
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