Ubisoft responds to allegations of sexual misconduct against members of its team

After multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against Ubisoft team members, the video game company released a statement pledging to take “all appropriate disciplinary action” against those guilty of abuse. Ubisoft’s full statement is as follows;

“Regarding the recent allegations made against certain members of the Ubisoft team: We want to start by apologizing to everyone affected by this, we are truly sorry. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive and safe environment for our teams, players and communities. It is clear We have fallen short in the past. We must do better. “

“We started by initiating investigations into the complaints with the support of specialized outside consultants. Based on the results, we are fully committed to taking all appropriate disciplinary action. As these investigations are ongoing, we are unable to comment further. We are also auditing our policies , processes and systems in place to understand where they have crumbled and to ensure that we can better prevent, detect and sanction inappropriate behavior. “

“We will share additional measures that we will implement with our teams in the coming days. Our goal is to foster an environment that our employees, partners and communities can be proud of, one that reflects our values ​​and is safe for everyone.”

There has already been at least one major change at Ubisoft, as creative director Ashraf Ismail resigned from his role in Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla following allegations of involvement in extramarital affairs.

Ubisoft brand and product manager Andrien Gbingie was also charged with manipulation, emotional abuse and rape. Gbinigie has denied these allegations in a post now removed on Medium.com.

Ubisoft’s Stone Chin was said to be using “her position within the Ubisoft public relations team to prey on multiple women, and many claim her behavior has been an” open secret “for some time.”

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.