Appelbaum Leaves Tor Project Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Prominent Tor Project developer and privacy activist Jacob Appelbaum stepped down from his position on the Project’s board on May 25 after what the Tor Project described as “serious, public allegations of sexual mistreatment.”

The reason for Appelbaum’s departure came to light on Friday, when the Tor Project issued a statement explaining that “a number of people” have made “serious, public allegations of sexual mistreatment” by Appelbaum.

The post, signed by Tor Project Executive Director Shari Steele, continues: “These types of allegations were not entirely new to everybody at Tor; they were consistent with rumors some of us had been hearing for some time. That said, the most recent allegations are much more serious and concrete than anything we had heard previously.”

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