Several Ubisoft employees, including two executives, have been placed on administrative leave as the company investigates allegations of professional misconduct, Bloomberg reported. The two executives on leave are Tommy Fran?ois and Maxime B?land, who serve as vice presidents in a division that oversees the company’s global gaming development. Both men face numerous charges that surfaced after multiple accusers came forward on Twitter.
Last week, the video game industry faced the liquidation of the hashtag ,MeToo, with stories emerging on social media. Many of Twitch and YouTube’s creator space, as well as employees of major game developers and publishers, have come forward online to talk about abuse, sexual harassment and other misconduct by senior employees while working in the industry.
Several Of Ubisoft employees have been accused, including Ashraf Ismail, creative director of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, who resigned from the game and took a leave of absence after allegations of sexual misconduct with fans surfaced online.
Ubisoft announced in a statement last night that it would investigate multiple allegations against multiple employees. The company has also introduced outside consultants as part of an investigation into abuse and bullying.