Two women filed a lawsuit against video game designer Chris Avellone in 2020. The claim was sexual harassment as a result of abuse of power. He was cleared of the charges and is now receiving substantial compensation.
Chris Avellone is well-known among non-player roles. He was involved in many genre classics, including Baldur's Gate, Planescape Torment, Icewind Dale, and Fallout 2. Others included his role in modern titles such as Divinity: Original Sin 2 or Pathfinder: Kingmaker.
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Avellone faced a major setback in 2020, as he was accused of sexual harassment by many sides. Both stories are difficult to grasp. He allegedly drank female visitors to sabotage their behavior.
The reputation of Avellone was ruined enormously by the allegations, and Techland promptly terminated its involvement with him on Dying Light 2. The claims made by two women in particular caused controversy.
Avellone is in no way guilty and has received a seven-figure sum in compensation. This includes all of his legal fees.
Karissa Barrows and Kelly Rae Bristol allege that Avellone misled their remarks. They just wanted to show their appreciation to women in the industry. Avellone deserves a "full return" to the profession, and they want him to receive full support.