Several Ubisoft employees, including two executives, have been put on administrative leave as the company conducts a corporate investigation into allegations of professional misconduct. Bloomberg Reports.
The two vacationing executives are Tommy François and Maxime Béland, two employees who serve as vice presidents in a department that oversees the development of the company's games worldwide. Bloomberg Reports. Both men face numerous allegations that surfaced after several prosecutors reported on Twitter.
Last week, the video game industry was faced with # MeToo billing that had a lot of stories on social media. Many of the Twitch and YouTube developers, as well as employees of major game developers and publishers, have reported online about abuse, sexual harassment, and other misconduct by high-level employees during their work in the industry.
Several allegations have been made against several Ubisoft employees, including Assassin's Creed Valhalla Creative director Ashraf Ismail, who recently resigned from his role in the game and said goodbye after allegations of sexual misconduct with fans surfaced online. In response to the multiple allegations against several of its employees, Ubisoft quit in one Statement last night that it would initiate investigations. The company also engaged external consultants as part of its abuse and bullying investigation.