People v. Preds claim that they had conversations with the man they allege is Cacioppo—who was using the alias “Jeff”—on dating site Grindr, and after discussions agreed to meet up at “Jeff’s” home. The video above begins with a member of the group approaching a home and greeting a man by the name of “Jeff, who opens the door wearing a PS5 t-shirt, before having the door closed in their faces after revealing the purpose of their filming.

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While the video on its own shows no crimes being committed, and cannot confirm Cacioppo’s identity, People v. Preds also posted a number of screenshots they say detail the arrangements for the encounter, which include an alleged selfie of Cacioppo wearing the same shirt that “Jeff” is wearing in the video.

CNET now reports that the senior vice president has been fired, with a Sony representative saying in a statement, “We are aware of the situation and the employee in question has been terminated from employment.

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Meanwhile, a representative from People v. Preds tells Kotaku that the reason this information was released publicly, rather than handed directly to authorities, was that, “The police department doesn’t work with ‘Cyber groups’ like us. That’s when the internet takes over.” However, they also say that “evidence has been turned into the authorities.”