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Sexual harassment in Ubisoft : another top leader leaves the group

He is the vice-president in charge of the editorial department, Tommy François, quoted in testimonies to be responsible for harassment and attempted sexual assa

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Sexual harassment in Ubisoft : another top leader leaves the group

He is the vice-president in charge of the editorial department, Tommy François, quoted in testimonies to be responsible for harassment and attempted sexual assault.

It is cited in several accounts published in the press as responsible for the harassment and attempted sexual assault. The vice-president in charge of the editorial department of Ubisoft's Tommy Francois has left the editor, has confirmed this Monday the group to the AFP. According to the news site digital Numerama, the announcement was made to employees via internal email signed by the group's CEO, Yves Guillemot, explaining that Tommy Francis had "left the group with immediate effect".

Former moderator of the specialty channel GameOne, Tommy Francis had joined Ubisoft in 2006, and was vice-chairman of the editorial department for a little over five years. He had been quoted in the series of articles published by several media outlets, including the AFP, in relation to cases of harassment and sexual assault in which the revelation has deeply shaken the group for nearly two months.

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Since the emergence of the first testimonials at the end of June, several leaders of the group have been pushed to the output, or have resigned, including the number two in the group, Serge Hascoët, who left mid-July and his post of head of the creation. The head of the Montreal studio, as well as the director of human resources of the group have also left Ubisoft.

Multiple internal affairs investigations launched since the first revelations

Ubisoft has not been able to guarantee its employees a working environment that is safe and inclusive," had regretted Yves Guillemot, quoted in the press release announcing their departure. "This is not acceptable. Any behaviour that is toxic is in total opposition to the values with which I have never traded and with which I do transigerai not," said the officer.

The company, which has 18,000 employees worldwide, of which 22 % of women, has launched several internal investigations since the first revelations, and has begun the restructuring of its human resources department, accused of having covered some of the behaviors toxic.

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