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Insomniac says it has taken "numerous steps" to address allegations of sexual misconduct at the studio

Insomniac says it has taken "numerous steps" to address allegations of sexual misconduct at the studio

Game developer Insomniac has issued a statement following allegations of widespread mistreatment of women at the studio.

In a post on Twitter, the company said that it was aware of the accusations that have been made against the studio and that it was trying to address them.

A former character artist said they had left Insomniac due to how women were treated. They allege that several female employees left due to the company standing by "sexual predators."

"I have a list in the double digits of women who were harmed by the actions of this company – some so much so that they declined to speak about it to me at all," they wrote on Twitter.

"Insomniac has throttled careers of great women, left them no option but to 'resign', and protected sexual predators."

"We were aware of the allegations made in a former employee's tweets today and had taken numerous steps to address them," Insomniac wrote.

"For legal and privacy reasons we will not respond to individual allegations about specific former employees. We are a workplace family that has actively promoted diversity, inclusion, representation and equality for our entire existence. We will continue to do so every single day."

This is part of a wave of accusations sweeping the games industry. Numerous Ubisoft developers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct, with the creative director of Assassin's Creed Valhalla stepping down as a result. Techland and Galo have cut ties with Chris Avellone over accusations of sexual harassment and assault were levelled against the RPG writer.


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He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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