Chris Avellone No Longer Contributing to Dying Light 2 or Bloodlines 2 After "Me Too" Allegations

Famed game designer Chris Avellone is accused of predatory sexual behavior a screed on twitter. This generated a couple of tweets in corroboration, including one from Monolith writer Samantha Wallschlaeger. Chris offers a couple of apologetic tweets that appear to be in response to this, but he does not directly confirm or deny any of the alleged details (thanks ResetEra). Gamasutra tweets a statement from Paradox Interactive saying that none of Avellone's work will be part of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2: "Bloodlines 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has been in contact to explain that Avellone was only 'briefly' involved in the project, and that 'none of his contributions remain in the game that Hardsuit Labs is continuing to develop'." And in this tweet Techland announces they are parting ways with Chris, who was contributing to the story of Dying Light 2:
We treat matters of sexual harassment and disrespect with utmost care, and have no tolerance for such behaviors - it applies to both of our employees as well as external consultants, Chris among them. This is why, together with Chris Avellone, we've decided to end our cooperation.

We are still working towards delivering the experience we promised in dying light 2. Both our narrative team, which Chris supported, and the whole development team of dying light to continue progressing efficiently, according to the plan revised at the beginning of the year.
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Cutter wrote on Jun 24, 2020, 00:04:
Fantaz wrote on Jun 23, 2020, 21:34:
i think a lot of people in the game industry still living in their college years... after you graduate you don't keep living like you're in a frat, getting girls drunk and taking advantage of them. you just gotta find the right one and settle down, maybe have kids... Chris behavior is wrong he should be properly dating and get consent, life is not a game

And you know about his behavior first hand how? A lot of people? And you know this how? I actually worked in the industry professionally and while I can't say with any absolute certainty that the people I worked with were worse than Hitler or not, my strong belief is that most of them were not. All I can say is thank god I don't have you on a jury determining my fate. 'Well someone said he's guilty so he obviously must be or why would be here?' Derp!

lol

i do work in the industry tho
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