Treyarch released a statement pledging to provide a safe, diverse, inclusive work environment.
This follows the resignation of Dan Bunting, costudio head, who was accused of sexually harassing one of his employees in 2017. After an internal investigation, Bunting was allowed to keep the job. However, Bunting left when the disciplinary measures were taken. Wall Street JournalThe story was published.
The full statement of Treyarch can be viewed in the tweet below.
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 primarily by workers. Senior game designer Joanna LeungTweeted: “I’m [honoured]To have contributed to this initiative, and grateful for the lady who drove it. This statement would not have been possible without her and all of the women who contributed. This was truly a team effort.
Avani Jain, production coordinator, also TweetTreyarch is a place where I feel like I have a voice and can make a difference. 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.