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Randy Pitchford and Former Legal Counsel Settle Lawsuit, Evidence “Exonerated” Pitchford

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The lawsuit between Randy Pitchford, CEO of Gearbox Software, and Gearbox’s former executive counsel Wade Callender has been settled. Evidence is also said to have “exonerated” Pitchford.

In late 2018, Pitchford sued Callender over claims that he had used company credit cards for personal expenses and destroyed evidence that the studio funded a home loan of $300,000.

Callender countersued in December of that year, making the accusation that Pitchford had left a USB drive containing corporate documents and underage pornography at a Medieval Times Restaurant.

The accusations Callender made in a suit in January 2019 included the claims that he was harassed for his Christian faith, that Pitchford had funneled $12 million from the studio; intended to be bonuses based on work for Borderlands, to his personal company “Pitchford Entertainment Media & Magic.”

In August, Callender then accused Pitchford of contempt of court, claiming he hid documents that were previously requested by the court.

According to a filling to Dallas County Texas district court on 3rd October via The Hollywood Reporter, Pitchford and Callender have now settled. According to the official dismissal statement allegedly obtained by The Hollywood Reporter:

“Upon review of all the evidence in the case, it was of the opinion of counsel that the evidence exonerated Randy Pitchford from the allegations against him. All misunderstandings between the parties have been corrected, and apologies were exchanged. Because the parties are mutually bound by confidentiality, no additional statements will be forthcoming.”

We will update this story as we learn more.

Pitchford, along with Gearbox and Valve, are also being sued by composer Bobby Prince for using his music without his permission in Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour.

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