According to a report by the French media outlet Libération, at least 5 “former” executives of Ubisoft have been arrested by French police in connection with cases of sexual misconduct.
Ubisoft has been plagued with issues of harassment and sexual misconduct involving top-level management since 2020, resulting in the resignation of several executives. The company has also faced lawsuits from former employees who have been affected by these incidents, as well as labor unions in France.
This particular case involves a collective of labor unions and affected individuals filing individual lawsuits against former executives. After a year of investigation, French police have finally arrested 5 former executives, Two of the notable individuals are Serge Hascoët, former Chief Creative Officer, and Tommy François, former Vice President of Editorial and Creative. The case will now proceed to the prosecution stage in the Paris jurisdiction.
Source: Libération via GamesIndutry, Image from Ubisoft.
TLDR: French media outlet Libération has reported that 5 “former” executives of Ubisoft have been arrested by French police in connection with sexual misconduct. This comes after a series of harassment and misconduct allegations within Ubisoft, leading to the resignation of top-level executives and lawsuits from affected individuals and labor unions. The case will now move forward to the prosecution stage in Paris.