Randy Pitchford, ex-Gearbox lawyer reach settlement in legal dispute

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Pitchford has been "exonerated" of all allegations, a statement reads.

Gearbox Software Randy Pitchford and ex-Gearbox lawyer Wade Callender have reached a settlement, ending a string of long-running legal disputes.

“Upon review of all the evidence in the case, it was of the opinion of counsel that the evidence exonerated Randy Pitchford from the allegations against him,” an official dismissal statement reads, via The Hollywood Reporter.

“All misunderstandings between the parties have been corrected, and apologies were exchanged. Because the parties are mutually bound by confidentiality, no additional statements will be forthcoming.”

The dispute began back in December 2018, with Callendar suing Pitchford, alleging the executive received a secretive bonus from Borderlands publisher Take-Two. Pitchford fired back, countersuinmg with a claim Callendar borrowed money from Gearbox for personal expenses, never repaying the debt.

Things escalated in January when Callendar alleged Pitchford left a USB drive in a Texas Medieval Times which contained “Randy Pitchford’s personal collection of ‘underage’ pornography”.

“The allegations made by a disgruntled former employee are absurd, with no basis in reality or law,” Gearbox said in reply to those allegations.

Gearbox’s latest is Borderlands 3, out now on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.