Riot Games Clears Riot CEO

The Riot Games Website has the results of the company's "Special Committee" review of sexual harassment allegations against Riot CEO Nicolo Laurent that resulted in a lawsuit by his former assistant. The post is quite lengthy, going into detail about the committee's mission and goals, and giving more detail on its findings. It also leaves open the door to re-evaluate these conclusions should new information surface going forward. Here is a short summary:
In making our assessment of the results of the outside investigation, we considered two things. First, we assessed whether there was factual support for any of the misconduct alleged by the plaintiff. Specifically, were there any indications of inappropriate conduct? Second, we looked at whether the pattern of interaction between Laurent and the plaintiff could have been interpreted as harassing, discriminatory, or retaliatory. In other words, was there anything in the general communication pattern that would lend credibility to the plaintiff’s claims?

After review of the results of the investigation:

  • We concluded that there was no evidence that Laurent harassed, discriminated, or retaliated against the plaintiff.

We have therefore reached the conclusion that, at the current time:

  • No action should be taken against Laurent.

That is our recommendation to the Board.