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PlayStation Executive Fired After Pedophile Allegation

PlayStation Executive Fired After Pedophile Allegation - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 December 2021 / 2,271 Views

The PlayStation Network Senior Vice President George Cacioppo has been fired from the company after being caught in a amateur pedophilia sting video posted on the YouTube channel People v. Preds.

Sony has released a statement to Cnet confirming Cacioppo has been fired.

"We are aware of the situation and the employee in question has been terminated from employment," Sony said in a statement.

in the video Cacioppo spoke with a person who said they were 15 years old on Grindr, the social network app for gay, bi and trans people. The executive is alleged to have exchanged pictures and provided the decoy with his address in order to have sex. 

Cacioppo had told the decoy his name was "Jeff." The decoy met Cacioppo outside his house, who is seen wearing a PlayStation 5 t-shirt.

It isn't known yet if law enforcement has been alerted to the incident. Cnet said the San Diego Police didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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shikamaru317 (on 05 December 2021)

Disgusting pervert.

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Pemalite (on 06 December 2021)

You disgusting, filthy, piece of trash.

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Leynos (on 06 December 2021)

He lived in his world and played in Sony's. Now he's fired and going to prison.

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JackHandy (on 06 December 2021)

Why is it that they all seem to have that "look" about them...

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Tridrakious JackHandy (on 07 December 2021)

That's what I was thinking too

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JWeinCom (on 06 December 2021)

Why don't you have a seat?

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2zosteven JWeinCom (on 07 December 2021)


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Rafie (on 06 December 2021)

I truly never could understand why vile people like this guy would prey on children. If you're going to do your dirt....leave innocent children out of it. Good on Sony for firing this scumbag! They may toss this creep in gen pop and leak his charges to the public in prison.

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Chazore (on 06 December 2021)

Can the video games industry stop doing disgusting shit FOR FIVE MINUTES?

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Kakadu18 Chazore (on 06 December 2021)

This guy is still not the industry. It's just an individual. People like this are everywhere.

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ClassicGamingWizzz Chazore (on 06 December 2021)

There is peobably a bunch of pedos that posts in vgchartz, not long ago we had people here defending pedo shit in a thread

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Kakadu18 ClassicGamingWizzz (on 06 December 2021)

Really? Where? Which thread?

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JWeinCom Kakadu18 (on 06 December 2021)

There was a thread about a Smash player Zero admitting that he asked for nude pics of a girl who was 14 when he was 19. Some people thought this was a case of "boys will be boys" and was really no biggie. Oddly, they were some of the people who clearly bang the QAnon drum. But then, maybe if you secretly want to do those things, its easy to imagine others secretly do too.

As a side note, Zero now denies the allegation (although using the sketchy phrasing that he never "received" nude pictures from a minor), but the people were not arguing about that, they were arguing that it wasn't a big deal either way, with some even portraying Zero as the victim who is being unfairly maligned for his "sexual orientation".

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Kakadu18 JWeinCom (on 07 December 2021)


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Ashadelo (on 06 December 2021)

There needs to be a castration law for pedo's

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Kakadu18 (on 05 December 2021)

64 years old. He should just retire.
Edit: forget this part, it was dumb.

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Zkuq Kakadu18 (on 05 December 2021)

Are... you saying that you can't want sex at 64? Or am I misreading what you're saying?

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UteGuy (on 07 December 2021)

So glad this scumbag is fired. Now to meet the justice system next.

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CaptainExplosion (on 06 December 2021)

I wouldn't be surprised if Bobby Kotick was one too.

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Azzanation (on 05 December 2021)

Waiting for the comments "this happens at all companies" while excluding Blizzard from that rule.

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KLAMarine Chazore (on 06 December 2021)


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Kakadu18 Chazore (on 06 December 2021)

This guy is not the industry.

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KLAMarine Kakadu18 (on 06 December 2021)

This guy's not the industry anymore, yeah. He's unemployed.

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Link_knight30 Chazore (on 06 December 2021)

It is not only just this industry, it is everywhere.

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