Another lawsuit has been dismissed this week, and it involved Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford. The suit alleging Pitchford withheld $12 million from staff that 2K Games paid Gearbox, along with supposedly possessing child porn, were dismissed.
Business Insider is reporting that the judge at the Dallas County Court dismissed the case on October 2nd, 2019.
The suit was actually a counter-suit from former Gearbox Software counsel, Wade Callender, who was also friends with Pitchford for 40 years.
Business Insider reported…
“The dismissal statement released on October 2 said that evidence in the case exonerated Pitchford of the allegations against him, and that misunderstandings between both sides had been resolved. The dismissal includes a confidentiality agreement and both sides have declined to issue a further statement on the case.”
You can read the PDF of the court’s decision to get the full gist of the matter, but essentially Callender alleged that Pitchford was responsible for mismanaging funds, and that he had illegal material on a USB drive he carried around with him, in addition to hosting adult-themed parties where kids were around called “Peacock Parties”.
Callender’s counter-suit came after Pitchford had sued Callender for fraud and for failing his fiduciary duties.
You can read up on some of the salacious details of the case from an article detailing the events from back in January of 2019.
Pitchford has been involved in a lot of crazy stories over the years, with plenty to round out 2019 alone, from the microtransaction row from back in May, to the censorship of midgets in Borderlands 3, to being accused by a former voice actor of physically assaulting the actor at the Game Developers Conference, it’s been bizarre times for the software executive, to say the least.
However, if you were hoping that Pitchford would get some kind of comeuppance from Callender’s counter-suit, you’ll just have to hope elsewhere because it’s not happening here.
(Thanks for the news tip Ebicentre)