Game company Ubisoft will be investigating further the recent allegations of sexual harassment and assault concerning several employees.
The company has not mentioned any employee names, but they have said that an investigation has already started. They have also apologized to everyone for falling short in providing a safe environment for both its staff and fans.
Recently, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Creative Director Ashraf Ismail stepped down due to the allegations about his personal life was posted on Twitter. An employee of Ubisoft was alleged of sexual assault and harassment has been made.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Narrative Director Darby McDevitt addressed the allegations on his official Twitter account.
Ubisoft has released a full statement:
Concerning recent allegations raised against certain Ubisoft team members: We want to start by apologising 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 of this in the past. We must do better.
We have started by launching investigations into the allegations with the support of specialised external consultants. Based on the outcomes, we are fully committed to taking any and all appropriate disciplinary action. As these investigations are ongoing, we can’t comment further. We are also auditing our existing policies, processes, and systems to understand where these have broken down, and to ensure we can better prevent, detect, and punish inappropriate behaviour.
We will be sharing additional measures that we are putting in place 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 that is safe for everyone.