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Quantic Dream investigated by Game Workers Unite over sexual harassment claims

Game Workers Unite has joined an investigation into Detroit Beyond Human developer Quantic Dream over allegations of sexual assault and harassment.

Allegations of inappropriate misconduct first surfaced back in January of last year, with five former employees complaining of alleged photoshopped images that depicted employees in offensive manners. Quantic Dream quickly denied the allegations and swiftly moved to sue French journalists who published a report on the studio’s potential toxic culture.

In July of last year, a French court ruled that allegations of a toxic work environment were true and that the employee who made the allegations was indeed a victim.

Today’s post by Game Workers Unite links to a (NSFW) report by Canadian magazine Canard PR, which has posted several of these potential images. Some feature employees’ heads photoshopped onto naked female bodies, while another has an employee’s head posted onto a Nazi soldier in uniform. Some of the posters contain words like “whore”, in reference to said employees.

“We have been informed of acts of sexual harassment and sexual assault committed against women who work and have worked in the company,” Game Workers Unite said in its statement. “These offenses are extremely serious and are punishable by law, however they seem to be repeated with impunity for several years because of a strong omerta, this must stop.”

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