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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All I see is a bunch of reasons never to use twitter. Maybe old-white men shouldn't use it full-stop. Like was Avellone drunk? That reply to that tweet is damn near absurd. Ah, reading the screed in detail, apparently he was drunk, a LOT. That is.. even worse.
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Dirwulf wrote on Jun 22, 2020, 20:04:
In before Cutter makes a crude comment
I had a laugh at this.
Then I had a sad at this.

Hmm, can't see Samantha's tweet. Do I need to be logged in?
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Oh dear. Here we go again. It's shame this ever happens.
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The most constantly offended and outraged poster is always the first to call someone else a snowflake
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Ugh, yet another semi-famous person with no self control, apparently. Browsing a few of the alleged events, some seem like maybe excusable as the actions of two drunkards, others seem to be pretty obvious sexual assault. Hopefully this doesn't fuck up DL2.

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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 22, 2020, 22:14:
Hopefully this doesn't fuck up DL2.

Considering their initial plans to finish it in 2019, I would think any writing or world design would have been wrapped up a while ago. So unless they want to scrub everything he contributed and rewrite the whole damn thing, pushing the release date even farther beyond 'delayed indefinitely' (its status as of 5 months ago), it shouldn't make a difference.

jdreyer wrote on Jun 22, 2020, 21:40:
Hmm, can't see Samantha's tweet. Do I need to be logged in?

Looks like a 404 to me, it's gone.
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It's important to note she used her Twitter account with over 2K followers as a podium to make career-destroying claims with no evidence. She also retweeted this in the past few hours indicating she doesn't care if what she says is true.
"What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it is almost impossible to eradicate."
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Kxmode wrote on Jun 22, 2020, 23:05:
It's important to note she used her Twitter account with over 2K followers as a podium to make career-destroying claims with no evidence. She also retweeted this in the past few hours indicating she doesn't care if what she says is true.

How does that tweet indicate that she doesn't care if what she says is true?
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Paradox Interactive saying that none of Avellone's work will be part of Vampire... Avellone was only "briefly" involved in the project, and that "none of his contributions remain in the game...

Shred all paper and DBAN all hard drives that contain his name, scrub his face from all company photos, and Daryl.... you'll have to burn the secret Santa gift you got last year cause it came from him. Help yourself to the Bloodlines swag closet though.
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Sad turn of events, no doubt.
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Kxmode wrote on Jun 22, 2020, 23:05:
It's important to note she used her Twitter account with over 2K followers as a podium to make career-destroying claims with no evidence. She also retweeted this in the past few hours indicating she doesn't care if what she says is true.

How, precisely, do you interpret that tweet?
Because you're not doing it correctly
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So we destroy a man's career over what some girl said in a twitter post. Sounds legit.
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Beamer wrote on Jun 22, 2020, 23:29:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 22, 2020, 23:05:
It's important to note she used her Twitter account with over 2K followers as a podium to make career-destroying claims with no evidence. She also retweeted this in the past few hours indicating she doesn't care if what she says is true.

How, precisely, do you interpret that tweet?
Because you're not doing it correctly

She didn't author the post but chose to retweet it indicates she doesn't care what her comments about Chris do to his career. That's how I see it. But sure, I guess someone could interpret it another way. Do realize I used "indicating" in my OP, meaning I am NOT claiming that's what she intended. It is only a guess.
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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 22, 2020, 22:14:
Ugh, yet another semi-famous person with no self control, apparently. Browsing a few of the alleged events, some seem like maybe excusable as the actions of two drunkards, others seem to be pretty obvious sexual assault. Hopefully this doesn't fuck up DL2.


Shaming, dismissing victims. Well done kid. I know I tried to, or did, take sexual advantage of you, but you were drinking, drunk so it's ok. For fucks sake what is wrong with you?
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Icewind wrote on Jun 22, 2020, 23:30:
So we destroy a man's career over what some girl said in a twitter post. Sounds legit.

If you actually read all the replies several other girls posted their experience with Chris which go from highly inappropriate to creepy predator.

And even if it is just one girl you take her word for it and stop victim shaming.
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GothicWizard wrote on Jun 22, 2020, 23:40:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 22, 2020, 22:14:
Ugh, yet another semi-famous person with no self control, apparently. Browsing a few of the alleged events, some seem like maybe excusable as the actions of two drunkards, others seem to be pretty obvious sexual assault. Hopefully this doesn't fuck up DL2.


Shaming, dismissing victims. Well done kid. I know I tried to, or did, take sexual advantage of you, but you were drinking, drunk so it's ok. For fucks sake what is wrong with you?

MoreLuckThanSkill used "apparently" and "seem." Really now, people need to stop translating words like "apparently," "seem," and "indicating" into factual claims. We're all making guesses and posting opinions, so I think it's inappropriate to ask "what is wrong with you?" Please put down the pitchforks.
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