In 2026, will Manifold think that Sam Altman abused Annie Altman?
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A comprehensive list of Annie's claims is available here.

These claims are extreme, while being suspiciously light on specific accusations and heavy on emotionally-charged buzzwords. Both parties potentially have a strong incentive to misrepresent the situation, and Sam has enough power and influence that he could plausibly hush up something like this. It would be nice to get to the bottom of what actually happened.

This market resolves to YES or NO based on a weighted poll among the Manifold community as follows: regular users get 1 vote, moderators get 3 votes, and I get votes equal to 20% of the votes cast by everyone else. Any accounts I strongly suspect of being duplicates, non-human, or brigading will be disqualified. (e.g. if someone posts on Reddit encouraging people to sign up for the sole purpose of voting in the poll, those votes will be ignored.)

Voters are free to use whatever definition of "abuse" they wish, with the following common-sense restrictions:

  • Most interactions between the average brother and sister are not abuse.

  • Having physical contact of a sexual nature with someone without their consent is abuse.

  • Financial fraud is not abuse.

  • Emotional abuse is possible and occurs frequently between some pairs of people; abuse does not have to be physical.

  • A single outburst of anger or manipulative interaction is not abuse; emotional abuse can only occur over a long period of time.

  • Choosing not to do favors for a family member is not abuse.

  • Sustained internet stalking, hacking attempts, intimidation, and campaigning to have someone silenced, is abuse.

  • Playing doctor is not abuse.

The vote will occur shortly after market close, in early 2026. I may delay market close if there is broad agreement that significant information is likely to emerge soon after that point, such as a court case that's going to trial in mid 2026. Similarly, I may hold it early if overwhelming evidence emerges in one direction or another, such as Sam admitting to it.

Voters will be encouraged to take into account all information that has come to light at any time before the vote is held, and to vote based on their best guess as to what actually occurred, even if they're not certain.

I reserve the right to N/A this market if either Sam or Annie asks me to, out of respect for their privacy.

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How was this trading at like 40% a couple days ago?

Wouldn‘t a more accurate name for this market be “Does the Manifold community think Sam Altman abused his sister?“ or “Will the Manifold community think in 2026 that Sam Altman abused his sister?

predicts NO

Why'd this jump up? Any new developments on this front?

predicts NO
predicts NO

(What is going on with that tweet? >200 retweets, but only a single reply, and none of the retweets are visible?)

@IsaacKing Was it deleted? I can’t access

@keltan No, perhaps you're blocked? Was posted by https://x.com/1hopecomingtrue

Financial fraud maybe not, but would you classify "withholds money to force her to do certain stuff against her will" as abuse? Especially if, like claimed, he did it with what should be her money.

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@TandarHandan If it's his money, that's not abuse, that's just a (rejected) business transaction.

If it's her money, that's financial fraud. Holding it over her for a long period of time could reasonably constitute emotional abuse I think, but the specifics are a judgement call that I'll leave up to the voters.