Five former Ubisoft executives have reportedly been arrested by French police following a year long investigation into sexual assault and harassment within the company.
According to GamesIndustry.biz, Serge Hascoët and Tommy François are among two of five executives to be arrested following an investigation into their behavior.
The investigation proceeded allegations that came to light in 2020 of harassment and abuse at the company. At the time over three dozen current and former Ubisoft employees blew the whistle on how women were treated by the France-based game studio.
Shortly after the allegations Serge Hascoët and Tommy François both left the company. According to the plaintiffs’ lawyer in the impending case, the behavior of these former Ubisoft executives “reveals systemic sexual violence.”