After Harebrained Schemes decided to focus on attempting to court Left-leaning gamers with the characters, plot, and “Progressive” sociopolitics in Battletech, it left a really sour taste in the mouths of gamers who just wanted a good, clean, fun turn-based strategy game. Well, as it turns out, the game designer at Harebrained Schemes, Tyler Carpenter, was recently resigned from working at the company after being accused of multiple counts of sexual misconduct.
“I don’t recall each one, and some I have a different recollection of, but obviously the sheer mass of shared experiences means that I’m the one who’s got a faulty memory, not them.”
Harebrained Schemes followed up with a public statement, claiming that while they investigate the claims of sexual misconduct, Tyler Carpenter has been placed on leave from the company.
The statement was posted on Twitter on June 7th, 2018.
Official statement regarding allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct. pic.twitter.com/OGAuUwKXNW
— Harebrained Schemes (@WeBeHarebrained) June 7, 2018
If you’re unable to read the tweet, it states…
“Harebrained Schemes needs to address the recent situation involving one of our ex-employees, and allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct.
“The moment this situation came to our attention, we placed the employee on immediate leave while we conducted a full investigation. We determined the best course of action was that Harebrained Schemes would part ways with the employee, and that action was taken immediately.
“We are committed to providing a safe workspace for all our employees and will always take immediate action to maintain a safe, positive, respectful, and collaborative environment.”
Carpenter joins a host of other Left-leaning developers, journalists and activists who have also been fired for sexual misconduct.
This has been a very common and apparent trend in most Social Justice Warrior communities, where the people who claim to be “Progressive” are frequently found out to be sexual miscreants.
Following the news spreading about the alleged sexual misconduct, Tyler Carpenter has protected the tweets on his Twitter account.
(Thanks for the news tip RazorFist)