Treyarch has issued a statement promising to provide a “safe and diverse working environment”.
This is in the wake of Dan Bunting, co-studio head, leaving the company in 2017 after he was accused in 2017 of sexually harassing a female employee. After the internal investigation was completed, Bunting resigned when the discipline measures were applied. He was allowed to continue his job. Wall Street JournalThe story was published.
Below is the tweet that contains the complete statement from Treyarch.
As we look ahead to 2022, we felt that it was important to share a few thoughts… pic.twitter.com/lWdEaZVN4wDecember 21, 2021
The statement was made public on Twitter on 21 December and, according to multiple tweets from studio employees, was driven by workers. Senior game designer Joanna LeungIn a tweet, she said: “I’m [honoured]To have contributed to this initiative, and grateful for the lady who spearheaded it. This statement would not have been possible without her and all of the other women who contributed. This was truly a team effort.
Avani Jain is also a production co-ordinator TweetTreyarch: “Having a voice, and feeling like I can make real change, is one of the reasons that I work here at Treyarch. This statement is long overdue but it’s a start. I’m disappointed with everything that’s happened, but I believe we can pave the path for a better future.”
This is Treyarch’s first official response since Dan Bunting left. Activision Blizzard lawsuit has also caused Treyarch’s parent company Activision to have its own problems this year.