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Ubisoft's Guillemot vows to "personally follow" all allegations of sexual misconduct at the company

Ubisoft's Guillemot vows to "personally follow" all allegations of sexual misconduct at the company

The CEO of French publishing giant Ubisoft Yves Guillemot (pictured) has said that he will "personally follow" all accusations of sexual misconduct at the firm.

In an email to all Ubisoft staff sent on Saturday, June 27th – as reported by Business Insider – the exec said that he had created a "multidisciplinary working group" to make it easier to find and report incidents of sexual misconduct at the company.

This group is going to be supported by an "external partner," with Guillemot saying he will "regularly participate" in meetings with staff.

This comes in the wake of a wave of people alleging sexual harassment, assault and misconduct against members of the games industry. A number of these accusations have been levelled against Ubisoft staff, with the French firm bringing in an external company to investigate the claims made against its employees.

It's been reported that a number of staff, including two VPs, have been put on administrative leave following the accusations made against them.

"These actions are in total contradiction with our values and with what I want for Ubisoft," Guillemot said in the letter to staff.

"The company we hold dear must offer a welcoming and respectful environment, allowing everyone to flourish. I will not accept anything less."


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