Naughty Dog Responds To Sexual Harassment Claims

Over the weekend, David Ballard, a previous Naughty Dog employee Tweeted about an experience that he had at the top tier publisher’s workplace involving sexual harassment.

The Twitter thread can be found below, but the accusations were around being sexually harassed whilst working at Naughty Dog and subsequently being let go after reporting the incident to PlayStation.

Naughty Dog has today responded to the allegations saying that they were not aware of the allegations and have no record of it taking place.

Naughty Dog’s statement:

“We have recently read on social media that an ex-employee of Naughty Dog, Dave Ballard, claims he was sexually harassed when he worked at Naughty Dog. We have not found any evidence of having received allegations from Mr. Ballard that he was harassed in any way at Naughty Dog or Sony Interactive Entertainment. Harassment and inappropriate conduct have no place at Naughty Dog and Sony Interactive Entertainment. We have taken and always will take reports of sexual harassment and other workplace grievances very seriously. We value every single person who works at Naughty Dog and Sony interactive Entertainment. It is of utmost importance to us that we maintain a safe, productive workplace environment that allows us all to channel our shared passion for making games.”

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