People began to hear about this and started asking questions by posting new threads and whatnot, they got all locked and most people complaining got banned. Account suicides and irl suicide threats ensued.
The staff who didn't leave were supposed to give a statement but never gave one, just like that one time that ex-mod was arrested for being a paedophile.
They handled this shitshow horribly and this is pretty much all their fault
Site started to go even more downhill after the US elections anyway.