Recently, Lucasfilm Partnership Specialist Tyler Westhause was fired over sexual assault accusations posted on Twitter. But Tyler may just be the tip of the iceberg, according to Twitter user “just me Clarissa.”
Something tells me that every corner at EA may be dark.
Chris Avellone, writer of KOTOR2 and Jedi Fallen Order, is now being accused of sexual assault by multiple women. From Kotaku:
Over the weekend, multiple women in the video game industry accused Chris Avellone, a writer on a number of renowned role-playing games including Planescape: Torment, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, and Fallout: New Vegas, of using his stature in the video game industry to prey on women.
The women accused Avellone, who most recently worked on the upcoming zombie blockbuster Dying Light 2, of groping, sexual harassment, and other incidents, some of which took place at game industry networking events. Thus far, Avellone’s only response has been a series of individual Twitter replies in which he apologized to some of the women but did not go into detail about the events in question. Avellone has not responded to Kotaku’s requests for comment.
One such tweet reads:
Here’s another accuser: