Games & Sport

Riot Games sued over allegations of sexual harassment, pay disparity


Two women—one who used to work at Riot Games, and one who currently does—have now sued the game studio, alleging violations of California equal pay laws, sexual harassment, and discrimination.

Just three months ago, in August 2018, Kotaku published an extensive story outlining a “culture of sexism” inside the company behind League of Legends. Three weeks later, Riot Games issued an apology in which it seemed to suggest that the company was attempting to right its wrongs: “We will weave this change into our cultural DNA and leave no room for sexism or misogyny. Inclusivity, diversity, respect, and equality are all non-negotiable.”

But, as Kotaku noted in September 2018: “Riot Games Says It Wants To Clean Up Its Mess, But The People Who Made It Are Still There.”

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