The screenwriter and designer Chris Avellone settled the lawsuit involving him following the accusation of sexual harassment by two women.
The judge has denied the allegations made against him «with prejudice» and Avellone has revealed that he will receive compensation «to seven digits” which includes “the restituition» of legal fees.
Following this event, the two women who accused Avellone of harassment, i.e Karissa Barrows And Kelly Rae Bristolreleased a joint statement, which was published in the Avellone’s personal blog:
Mr. Avellone has never sexually abused any of us. We do not know that he ever sexually abused any woman. We do not know that Mr. Avellone ever misused any company funds. Everything we have previously said or written about Mr. Avellone was not our intention.
We wanted to support women in the industry. In doing so, our words were misinterpreted to suggest specific allegations of misconduct that were neither voiced nor intentional. We are passionate about the safety, security and empowerment of women, minorities, LGBTQIA+ people and every other community that has faced persecution in the video game industry.
We believe Avellone shares a desire to protect and uplift those communities. We believe he deserves a full return to the industry and to support him in these endeavors.
Following this press release, Avellone also released a statement:
I appreciate Ms Barrows and Ms Bristol’s willingness to work with us in addressing issues within the video game community, and their advocacy is to be commended and supported.
There are still many challenges we still face, but I am confident that we can address them together. In the spirit of these goals, I would ask everyone to respect the privacy of Ms Barrows and Ms Bristol and to use this opportunity as a means to hear all voices to improve our culture and communities.
Following of sexual harassment allegations posted on social media in 2020Chris Avellone it has been ousted by the likes of Dying Light 2.
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