Unity Lawsuit: Another Sexual Harassment case in Gaming?

Activision Blizzard IefJlS
Jun 10 9 Comments

Seems like former Unity VP is suing the CEO for sexual harassment

"The sexual harassment allegedly took many forms — ranging from making sexist jokes to propositioning her and other employees for sex, to making references to his erect penis and saying, “I want to fuck you. I want to throw you down on the bed and fuck you.”

https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/08/former-unity-technology-vp-files-lawsuit-alleging-ceo-sexually-harassed-her/

What are your thoughts?

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TOP 9 Comments
  • Google / Eng 🍑☁️
    The CEO is in a relationship with the HR person responsible for investigating him? What the actual fuck; that is not an okay situation
    Jun 10 1
    • Unity ThlD23
      Yup. This was gonna come to light eventually, but like this? Godammit, thanks everyone.
      Jun 10
  • New BDfd36
    I worked directly for hm for years and he was a great boss. I Never saw inappropriate behavior. He always treated me and other female reports with respect. I am all for changing toxic environments and supporting victims having experienced a great deal of quid pro quo level sexual harassment in my career. I just know JR and this characterization of him seems so different from the man I know.
    Jun 11 2
    • Unity udUe66
      And if he didn't harass you he obviously isn't capable of ever doing it to anyone else right? Predators always harass literally every female they know.
      Jun 11
    • New BDfd36
      Yes that could be true but the lawsuit also talks about the workplace culture With the men creating an overly sexualized environment that openly talked about female employees. That I never saw when I worked for him and I don’t think he as CEO would allow that. He didn’t tolerate men interrupting me or other female reports in meetings. I can’t imagine he would support men talking about sexual topics in front of female employees. I worked with him for 5 years and continue to partner with the Unity team and see no evidence of this behavior in my interactions past and present. I have had my own experiences of quid pro quo sexual harassment in my career and several inappropriate interactions as
      Well. None were with JR or any of the Unity team members he brought over from EA. Hence, I am
      Going to wait for the final outcome of this suit until I change my opinion of him. I don’t work for him now but I would again as he was one of the best bosses I have had and was very kind and supportive of me.
      Jun 12
  • Riot Games bear720
    Riccitiello has been around forever and is smart. If he did this kind of thing we’d have heard about it a long time ago. All I know about him is that he’s a ruthless negotiator and also that he exited all sorts of bad apples while at EA.

    Sounds bogus to me. It’s just too graphic and ‘dumb’ to make sense. My best guess is that this is an angry ex employee making a grab for a settlement and fighting scorched earth, hoping that pushes him to settle.

    With his reputation, I think he will be willing to fight to the death and will win.
    Jun 15 0
  • Microsoft dugdig
    Lol, Riccitiello. Drove EA to negative profit for years.
    Jun 10 0
  • Oracle / Data bendy
    Gaming has had a reputation of toxicity for a while.

    It’s an avenue where people bring their worst behavior. Teenagers yell really the most inappropriate profanities till they get into college.

    Most of that crowd wants to build games and goes into industry. I am sure some grow up but not everyone does.

    Cases like these will come but they will be hushed up later.
    Jun 10 0
  • Unity lyfefime
    Toxic
    Jun 10 0

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