Naughty Dog released a statement yesterday pertaining to sexual harassment in the workplace.
Announced via their Blog, the game studio known for world-renowned titles such as Crash Bandicoot, The Last of Us and The Uncharted series, addressed the issue brought up by an ex-employee who claims he was sexually harassed while working at Naughty Dog.
‘We have recently read on social media that an ex-employee of Naughty Dog, Dave Ballard, claims he was sexually harassed when he worked at Naughty Dog. We have not found any evidence of having received allegations from Mr. Ballard that he was harassed in any way at Naughty Dog or Sony Interactive Entertainment. Harassment and inappropriate conduct have no place at Naughty Dog and Sony Interactive Entertainment. We have taken and always will take reports of sexual harassment and other workplace grievances very seriously. We value every single person who works at Naughty Dog and Sony interactive Entertainment. It is of utmost importance to us that we maintain a safe, productive workplace environment that allows us all to channel our shared passion for making games.’
Thoughts on sexual harassment at Naughty Dog? Let’s hope the studio figures out whether the act occurred or not.