Unity boss John Riccitiello faces sexual harassment lawsuit from former exec
Unity CEO John Riccitiello, a one-time boss of Digital Arts, is dealing with a lawsuit from a former govt, claiming sexual harassment and illegal termination.
Anne Evans, a former senior director of recruiting for Unity, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, in response to Selection. The lawsuit alleges that “throughout her time at Unity, Evans noticed that the office was extremely sexualized. Firm CEO, John Riccitiello, and different males in administration positions spoke brazenly about ladies in a sexual method, made sexist jokes, and flirted with and pursued sexual relationships with feminine workers and contractors.”
The lawsuit goes on to allege that Riccitiello as soon as “propositioned Evans, asking her if she wish to go to his resort room.” Evans additionally claims that Riccitiello warned her that “it could be good to your profession should you hold [your] mouth shut,” about his spurned advances.
Evans herself was later accused of harassment from a distinct Unity worker, with whom she mentioned she’d had a consensual relationship. Though the allegation was subsequently dropped, Evans was later fired.
Unity launched the next assertion: “Unity intends to vigorously defend towards the false allegations asserted by Anne Evans. Following a third-party investigation that surfaced information that Evans engaged in severe misconduct and established a number of cases through which she demonstrated a gross lapse in judgment, Unity terminated her employment.”
Learn extra particulars concerning the lawsuit at Selection.