Back in July, we heard the massive sexual allegations against Assassin’s Creed Creative Director Ashraf Ismail. The scandal was all over Twitter, and it was embarrassing because all the chats were leaked. Ashraf cheated on his wife while having an affair with a fan. According to the fan, Ashraf never told him that he was married, and the same goes for his wife.
The fan posted proofs on Twitter, saying she felt cheated and this was unfair. This caused a massive spark, and Ashraf stepped down from his job, without giving any reasons. This was very sudden because Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is just around the corner.
Anyhow, Ubisoft came forward and said they will investigate everyone associated with sexual misconduct. After investigation, they came up with numerous results and fired Maxime Beland and two Senior Executives, Serge Hascoet and Yannis Mallat. Along with this, Tommy Francois also left the company.
Ubisoft CEO made incredible changes to their system, and also added a firm to create a positive and inclusive work environment. He also blamed the alleged individuals and said he was wrong to place trust in them, and that he was disappointed. The external firm also started inquiries and investigated everyone.
“While Ubisoft’s current performance and business prospects are stronger than ever, we nonetheless face a very serious challenge following the recent allegations and accusations of misconduct and inappropriate behavior within our Group. I am determined to make profound changes in order to improve and strengthen our corporate culture,” Guillemot said.
After Investigation, they came up with the announcement that Ashraf Ismail had to be fired from his job.
“Following an investigation by an external firm, it was determined that Ashraf’s employment with Ubisoft had to be terminated,” read the email. “We cannot provide any details about this confidential investigation.”