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Quantic Dream sues French journos over claims of toxic work conditions

Detroit Become Human developer Quantic Dream is suing French journalists who reported on claims of toxic work conditions.

The news comes by way of Kotaku, who pieced together the information by speaking to Quantic Dream CEO, David Cage, alongside French journalists from Le Monde and Mediapart.

“We’re suing their journalists,” Cage confirmed with Kotaku’s Jason Schreier after Le Monde’s William Audureau was summoned to court.

Cage and co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumière had threatened litigation back in January when the allegations first hit. It’s alleged that Guillaume de Fondaumière forcibly kissed female employees, while Cage allegedly asked a Tunisian employee if a robber depicted on surveillance vision was his cousin.

“The story has been written sincerely, following a well-documented, thorough investigation, respectful of the principle that both sides must be heard,” Audureau told Kotaku after it was confirmed he was indeed being sued. “We stick with our information.”

“You want to talk about homophobia? I work with Ellen Page, who fights for LGBT rights. You want to talk about racism? I work with Jesse Williams, who fights for civil rights in the USA… Judge me by my work,” Cage famously said in January, responding the allegations.

Detroit: Become Human heads to PS4 next month. We previewed the title last night, and a demo for the game became available at the same time.


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