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Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Preceded Elemental Lawsuit

Kotaku has a follow-up to Stardock's recent lawsuit against Alexandra Miseta over what the company alleges was its former marketing manager's role in the shortcomings of Elemental: War of Magic. They have court documents showing that before being sued herself, Miseta had already brought her own lawsuit against Stardock CEO Brad Wardell for sexual harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination, and that Stardock's lawsuit came three weeks after a judge denied their request to dismiss her case. In addition to details from the sexual harassment case, they offer accounts from an anonymous alleged former Stardock employees refuting the idea that Miseta was responsible for Elemental's failure. They say Wardell has not yet responded to their request for comment on this.

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79. Re: Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Preceded Elemental Lawsuit Sep 6, 2012, 20:14 Flatline
 
Jivaro wrote on Sep 6, 2012, 17:15:
Also, and maybe someone who does have a legal background can answer this, but isn't there a risk to filing the legal claim that she did all that malicious stuff? I mean, he would need to prove motivation...which could very well be sexual harassment right? Let's say it didn't go that way, but instead she is proven to be innocent of what he charges. Regardless of the sexual harassment charges, wouldn't she then have a civil case regarding professional slander? I mean, what they are accusing her of doing has to have a long term affect on her job opportunities right?

It's possible for blowback, but not common. It's a generally safe bet that even if she's found in the clear of the charges nothing will roll back on him other than legal fees.
 
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