In short, Marquis-Boire was supposed to be one of the good guys. Dana, a close friend of both Marquis-Boire and Lila, ran in the same San Francisco social circles.She was never in a relationship with Marquis-Boire, but they were very good friends, and his emotional support had become “a precious lifeline” to Dana.Ron Deibert, the director of Citizen Lab, praised him as "extraordinarily talented," and added, “but what I very much appreciate about him is his passion for human rights.” Marquis-Boire and the mutual friend were engaged in a high-level technical discussion, despite the fact that all three had been drinking heavily that night.Marquis-Boire had taken some pills — benzos, Lila thought, or common prescription tranquilizers. Several hours later, Lila became conscious of Marquis-Boire shaking her awake. At first she thought Marquis-Boire was just rousing her so she could change her clothes and get into bed.
Although Marquis-Boire’s reputation may have insulated him from accusations by other women, what Lila had to say about what happened in Toronto in 2013 would be believed.According to Lila, as he began to initiate sex, she protested. According to sources, he had been assaulting women for over a decade.has corroborated six separate allegations of physical and sexual assault by Morgan Marquis-Boire, with four self-identified victims located in Marquis-Boire’s home country of New Zealand.In 2008, Marquis-Boire left Auckland for a Google job in Zurich, Switzerland, and then later relocated to San Francisco.The women he left behind in New Zealand helplessly watched his star rise for well over a decade, unmarred by even a whisper of the wreckage he had left behind in his home country.