Boss of Japanese indie label Dangen steps down amid harassment claims

Boss of Japanese indie label Dangen steps down amid harassment claims

The CEO of Japanese indie publisher Dangen Ben Judd has resigned from the head of the company.

As reported by USGamer, the exec has been left that role and been figured from his position at video game agency Digital Development Management. This follows a Twitter post from an ex-partner of Judd who wrote earlier this year that he was a "predator and a creep" as well as alleging harassment from the CEO and that he abused his power. There was also a post detailing Judd's misdeeds on Medium which was removed from the platform but is still live on Wordpress

Dangen co-founder Nayan Ramachandran is also accused of misbehaviour as well as messing around development partners.

We feel that we have given sufficient evidence to support our rebuttal of the claims made against us," a statement from Dangen said.

Judd added: "In order to take responsibility and give myself time and space to work on this, I will be stepping away from Dangen and Bitsummit and taking leave from my other industry endeavours."

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