Another Ubisoft Firing

Kotaku has word on the formal firing of Ashraf Ismail by Ubisoft, saying the staff at Ubisoft Montreal were informed of the decision yesterday. Ismail stepped down from his position as Assassin's Creed Valhalla creative director in June, but apparently remained with the company to this point. This is the latest fallout from the Ubisoft sexual misconduct scandal, and an article on Gamasutra has fresh allegations on the situation after speaking with dozens of current and former employees of the company. Here's more from Kotaku on Ismail's termination from an internal company communiqué:
Employees in the Ubisoft Montreal office where Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is being developed were notified of the decision yesterday. “Following an investigation by an external firm, it was determined that Ashraf’s employment with Ubisoft had to be terminated,” reads the subsequent company-wide message, a copy of which was obtained by Kotaku. “We cannot provide any details about this confidential investigation.” Ismail’s termination comes amid ongoing investigations into misconduct at Ubisoft following a wave of allegations of harassment and other abuses earlier this summer.

On June 21, Ismail was accused on Twitter of a pattern of trying to engage in affairs by leveraging his status and lying about being single. “This person is married. When he starts a relationship with you, know he’s married,” wrote a streamer named Dani who was one of the women Ismail lied to. “I don’t want other women to go through the same, and I’ve already had several tell me he did all the same stuff to them, and they’ve all been in the gaming community,” she wrote in a subsequent tweet. Part of the allegation was that Ismail was using his position of power at Ubisoft to pursue relationships with women new to the gaming industry.