Ubisoft Editorial Executive Departs Following Ongoing Abuse Investigations

Ubisoft Editorial Executive Departs Following Ongoing Abuse Investigations

Tommy François has departed the company.

Over the last few weeks, multiple Ubisoft executives have resigned amidst ongoing investigations of abuse and harassment at the company. Over the weekend, Tommy François became the latest executive to depart the company.

Yesterday, Business Insider's Samuel Horti tweeted that he'd seen an internal Ubisoft memo from CEO Yves Guillemot, announcing François' departure. Earlier today on Monday, Ubisoft confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz that the former vice president of editorial and creative services had left the company immediately.

François was placed on leave alongside Maxime Béland in late June, with both facing multiple allegations of abuse. Shortly thereafter, Yves Guillemot stated that he was committed to investigating each allegation against every Ubisoft employee.

Both François and Béland have now left the company. This latest departure of the former executive arrives after chief creative officer Serge Hascöet resigned, PR director Stone Chin was fired, managing director of Canadian-based studios Yannis Mallat departed, and global head of HR Cécile Cornet stepped down.

CEO Guillemot is still committed to making internal changes at the company, after being questioned about how much he knew before the allegations were made. Elsewhere, a French union is preparing potential legal action against Ubisoft in a collective lawsuit over the abuse allegations.

Ubisoft has another Forward presentation coming next month in September. The company failed to address the allegations in the previous Forward presentation in July, but has stated they will show a "commitment to improving the culture" at the next showcase.

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