Riot Games has suspended its chief operating officer, Scott Gelb, for two months following an internal investigation into allegations of misconduct in the workplace against him, according to an internal email message endorsed by Riot Games to ESPN on Thursday.
The news was first reported by Kotaku, who initially obtained the email.
In an interview with ESPN.com, co-chief of the Sports for Riot games Jarred Kennedy and Whalen Rozelle says the company is still making progress in changing its culture following reports claiming a culture of sexism within the arm of the firm's development.
Riot Games, the league's maker of legends, responded to a Tuesday report by the Kotaku gaming site documenting a culture of sexual harassment and restrictions for women working for a multi-billion dollar company.
Gelb's suspension came after some current commentators and former employees claimed he repeatedly touched their testicles and made inappropriate contact with the comedic effect. Galab, 40, will be required to undergo unspecified "training", Riot said.
The employees announced earlier this week about Gelb's suspension in an email sent by Riot CEO Nicolu Loren, who Kotaku published in part, followed by a riot giving Variety with a copy of the entire email on Thursday.
In this email, Lauren said he was concerned about the privacy of the company's employees and the company's investigation, and also noted Gelb's position in the company and decided on the special committee of Rio's board of directors why he admitted publicly and publicly. The alleged sexual violence in the workplace was carried out by the law firm Seapfarth Shaw.
"As part of our ongoing commitment to the development of our culture, we are thoroughly reviewing all claims through the process set," the company said in a statement sent to ESPN. "As part of this process, the attorney general conducted an investigation of the allegations about Scott Gelb, after examining and reviewing the findings, the Special Committee of the Board of Pogroms determined that the absence of two months of absence, along with training, was the appropriate action given the allegations proved.
In August, Kotaku reported on the history of allegations of sexual behavior in the workplace on the Games riots and sexism towards the number of riot workers. Since this report, the pogroms have issued some statements saying it works to address issues.
Then the company hired the Seyfarth Shaw to conduct internal investigations in August, and confirmed gaming matches. In November, the company hired the Harvard Business School, Frances Fry, to improve its diversification initiatives and inclusion. Prior to the riots, Fry served as senior vice president of Ober for Leadership and was hired by Rideshare Corporation after it was under fire for allegations of sexual behavior in the workplace.