Through a statement published in the official twitter of the company, Creative Assembly has confirmed that they are studying different accusations of abuse discharged on company workers. Apparently, as detailed by the company itself, these accusations would be related to a former employee of the creative firm of Total War Y Alien Isolation. Therefore, they urge their workers and those who have been part of the team to contact the company to try to gather experiences and investigate the possible damage that this former employee may have caused.
As reported from Golden Newsa portal that has offered an extension to the statement issued by Creative Assembly, many workers suffered cases of bullying, harassment and abuse in the company’s work environment. At the moment, the identity of the accused is unknown, but the medium in its Anglo-Saxon side highlights that most experiences coincide in pointing to a specific profile. For this reason, Creative Assembly would be working to investigate, correct and offer support to all those victims who have suffered due to the actions of their former employee.
— Creative Assembly (@CAGames) October 25, 2022
A new stain in the video game industry
As can be read in the statement, the signature is fully aware of very serious accusations made on this still anonymous profile. At the same time, they reiterate how important it is to share these experiences for the people who suffer from it and, at the same time, they point out that they are willing to welcome all those who believe they are capable of sharing their experiences. Finally, they point out that seek to create a safe and inclusive space for their employees and, unfortunately, it is clear that they need to improve in this area. Therefore, they are using an external route to understand what happened and decide what solutions they can provide.
Once again, the industry is affected by a controversy related to harassment and abuse in the work environment. just 2 weeks ago Activision Blizzard received another lawsuit for sexual intimidation which, in turn, asked the firing of Bobby Kotick as CEO. This interference is added to the other dozens poured against the company and against many other companies that, as they have communicated through their different profiles on social networks, seek ways to heal the toxic environment and remove the different individuals who carry out this type of of practices.