Maxime Béland Leaves Ubisoft

Maxime Béland has resigned from Ubisoft, where he had served as Vice President Editorial, working on the Splinter Cell, Assassin's Creed, Rainbow Six, and Far Cry franchises. This is reported on Gamasutra where they add that another unnamed individual has been fired from Ubisoft Toronto for "engaging in behaviours that do not align with what is expected of Ubisoft employees." Béland was placed on leave last week following allegations of misconduct. The Gamasutra article offers details, saying there were "a stream of allegations posted on social media accusing the Ubisoft exec of choking a female employee at a Far Cry party and several forms of sexual harassment. Ubisoft was reportedly aware of those allegations but chose not to act." They have an official statement from Ubisoft:
Hi – I’m providing an update following the internal letter sent by Yves Guillemot yesterday, which outlined a series of initiatives aimed at improving the way in which Ubisoft operates.

Maxime Beland, Vice President Editorial, has resigned from his role at Ubisoft, effective immediately. Despite his resignation, we continue to investigate the allegations made against him. Additionally, effective as of yesterday, Tommy François, Vice President Editorial & Creative Services, has been placed on disciplinary leave pending the outcome of an investigation. One other individual in our Toronto studio has been terminated for engaging in behaviors that do not align with what is expected of Ubisoft employees. Other investigations are ongoing and will be conducted rigorously.

Ubisoft will not tolerate workplace misconduct and will continue taking disciplinary actions against anyone who engages in harassment, discrimination and other behaviors that infringe on our Code of Fair Conduct.
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Quinn wrote on Jul 5, 2020, 17:15:
...This is indeed fear for what "might be"...

I "might be" killed by a shark the next time I swim out in the water at the beach. However, the data suggests that I am much more likely to be killed by a cow. Seriously.

I have no problems having a civil discourse on any matter (provided I get enough sleep) but what I have seen in this thread are people like Cutter who are throwing emotionally driven tantrums based on persecution fantasies.

From my perspective, were I accused I wouldn't sweat it. I know what I have both done and not done and I have a mountain of data at any given moment to back it up. Moreover, even were I not married, I have never mixed my professional life with my personal life. I show up, do my job, collect my salary, and go home. It is strongly advisable that others do the same. However, as we have seen with these high profile cases, there are a great number of people who can't...and that is exactly what trips them up (barring any unethical, illegal, and/or unprofessional behavior for which they should be nailed to the wall.)
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