Ubisoft allegedly places two VP’s on leave as it investigates misconduct. A recent wave of allegations of sexual harassment and violence within gaming communities have included numerous complaints regarding Ubisoft culture and workers posted on social media.
On Thursday the company made a public statement about the allegations, saying “We have started by launching investigations into the allegations with the support of specialized external consultants. Based on the outcomes, we are fully committed to taking any and all appropriate disciplinary action. As these investigations are ongoing, we can’t comment further.”
Now Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier reports that a number of employees are placed on leave pending those investigations, including two high-level executives, VPs Maxime Béland and Tommy François. The report also notes that an internal posting of the same statement made publicly has received hundreds of comments from employees expressing skepticism that there will be change and their lack of trust in HR.