Gearbox Looks into Assault Allegations
It seems Gearbox’s Software CEO Randy Pitchford has not been doing well for himself. He is currently in a lawsuit claiming that he took around $12 million dollars from employees. That is not all either! He has been recently accused by voice actor David Eddings (Claptrap from Borderlands) of assault back in 2017. This all came out when Eddings was not to return as the voice “Claptrap” in Borderlands 3.
I was fine moving on after Gearbox. But when my former boss starts mouthing off about various aspects of my employment including “how highly compensated” I was and how “generous” he is, I feel obligated to correct the record.
— David Eddings (@davideddings) May 7, 2019
The company has been a little silent on the matter but Comicbook.com noted their response to the matter in an interview with PC Gamer. “Gearbox takes any and all claims of this nature very seriously and we will abstain from commenting on the allegations Dave is making because it is a personnel matter. We appreciate David’s contributions to the Borderlands franchise and have continued to assert we would welcome him back into the mix as the voice of Claptrap and other future opportunities.”