IGN fires editor-in-chief – Report

first_imgIGN fires editor-in-chief – ReportGaming site says it made the move after investigation into alleged misconductBrendan SinclairManaging EditorWednesday 3rd January 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleIGN EntertainmentIGN has fired its editor-in-chief Steve Butts, according to a Kotaku report.”IGN initiated an investigation into alleged misconduct involving Steve Butts,” IGN general manager Mitch Galbraith told the site. “As a result of the investigation, the Company has appropriately determined to part ways with Mr. Butts.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The termination comes just two months after former IGN editor Kallie Plagge came forward with allegations that fellow former editor Vince Ingenito had sexually harassed her in the workplace and when she reported it to human resources, the site threatened to fire her if she didn’t sign a document saying she had acted inappropriately. The IGN content team released a statement at the time saying they held a “difficult but ultimately productive” two-hour meeting voicing concerns with both management and human resources, and pledged that dramatic improvements would be made.According to Kotaku, that was one of several meetings IGN staffers held after Plagge’s allegations. During one of those meetings, a person accused Butts of harassment. IGN then began its investigation into that allegation, while Butts began working from home.Butts had been the site’s editor-in-chief since 2013. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesIGN drops Dead Cells reviewer after plagiarism investigationUpdate: Site apologizes to Boomstick Gaming after determining now-former employee lifted the content of its YouTube reviewBy James Batchelor 2 years agoIGN promises change following allegations of sexual harassment against former editorContent staff release statement declaring solidarity with victims, some employees stop work in protest against harassmentBy James Batchelor 3 years agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img

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