Three more Ubisoft executives leave admist sexual abuse allegations

Three more Ubisoft executives will step down from their roles as a result of allegations of sexual abuse, Bloomberg today reports.

The outlet reports that Yannis Mallat, Managing Director of Ubisoft’s Canada-based studios, has stepped down from his role effective immediately. He’s joined by the resignation of Serge Hascoët, Chief Creative Officer, and Cécile Cornet, Global Head of HR.

“The recent allegations that have come to light in Canada against multiple employees make it impossible for him to continue in this position,” an Ubisoft statement regarding Mallat reads.

“Ubisoft has fallen short in its obligation to guarantee a safe and inclusive workplace environment for its employees,” CEO Yves Guillemot added. “This is unacceptable, as toxic behaviors are in direct contrast to values on which I have never compromised — and never will.”

Guillemot will step into the role vacated by Hascoët for the time being; replacements for the other two positions will be appointed in the future.

Prior to these three departures, Ubisoft has seen the resignations of Maxime Beland, a Ubisoft VP of Editorial, and Ashraf Ismail, Creative Director of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, in the aftermath of allegations of sexual misconduct. Fellow VP Tommy Francois was reportedly suspended in late June — at the same time as Beland — as a result of similar allegations.

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