Ubisoft Vice President Maxim Beland resigned due to charges against him of misconduct and sexual violence. This was announced by the portal GamesIndustry with reference to the statement of the company. In it, the publisher added that, despite this decision, the investigation into these allegations is ongoing.
As early as June 27, it became known that Ubisoft temporarily suspended Belanda and another vice president of the company Tommy Francois. They received numerous complaints, so the company was forced to send employees on administrative leave during the investigation.
In addition, the Ubisoft Toronto brand and product marketing manager received allegations of harassment. Endriena Gbinier and Deputy PR Director Stone chin. Other investigations are currently underway within the company. Ubisoft assures that it will treat them “in all seriousness.”
“Ubisoft will not tolerate inappropriate behavior in the workplace and will continue to take disciplinary measures against anyone who is involved in harassment, discrimination and other similar acts that violate our Code of Ethics”, the company said in an official statement.
Earlier this week, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillot published An open letter detailing the changes the company has made to its group of employees following the allegations.
Currently, the publisher has hired the head of the department for the culture of labor relations and is looking for the head of the department of ethnic diversity and inclusiveness. According to Ubisoft, these measures will radically change the situation within the company.
Shortly before these Ubisoft resignations reported Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Creative Director Ashraf Ismail. This happened after he was publicly accused of cheating on his wife.
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