IGN's Editor-In-Chief Fired Over ‘Alleged Misconduct’

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Steve Butts, longtime editor-in-chief at the gaming website IGN, has been let go over “alleged misconduct.”

“IGN initiated an investigation into alleged misconduct involving Steve Butts. As a result of the investigation, the Company has appropriately determined to part ways with Mr. Butts,” said IGN general manager Mitch Galbraith.

Note that it isn't the first time a case of harassment has been reported at the company. Back in November, former IGN employee Kallie Plagge accused her former co-worker Vince Ingenito of sexually harassing her and another woman. “The harassment (and horribly mishandled HR investigation) was a major factor in leaving IGN,” she wrote. “I have carried the disgust, fear, and disrespect with me since.”

IGN co-founder and chief content officer Peer Schneider will take over as editor-in-chief on an interim basis for “however long it takes”, he tells Polygon.

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I would make a joke about his last name being "Butts," but I get the horrible feeling that that was somehow brought up during the act of sexual misconduct.

But in all seriousness, though, it's a shame that so many people from all kinds industries have been found guilty of this kind of conduct. I honestly don't know what to say at this explosion of sexual misconduct allegations over the past year.

I can only hope things get better as far as this is concerned in the years to come. Not sure how we're going to do it, though. It seems like something that's going to need to change on a sociocultural level, and changes on that level never go without backlash.
 
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But in all seriousness, though, it's a shame that so many people from all kinds industries have been found guilty of this kind of conduct. I honestly don't know what to say at this explosion of sexual misconduct allegations over the past year.
It's been so eye-opening and completely baffling. I really hope things change for the better now.

Maybe once I finish my RPG Backlog.
I feel ya, bro.
 
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god ridance tnh of the mr butts ign is the cansers shil for the: `EA and UBISOF` and neds to die anywayt..........
Well said.

Wait, Dan Harmon? What? Really? Fuck.
I know what the Hell. I like Rick and Morty.
Louis CK masturbating in front of women.
And there is a guy working at Disney charged with sexual misconduct.
Just explosions of these stories.
 
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Well, reset the counter, we're back to 0 days without someone being accused of sexual misconduct. It's hardly a surprise anymore at this rate. Jim Sterling must have a considerable amount of egg on his face, with this one. I'm not too entirely aware of how IGN goes about its writing or its staff, but hopefully their new EIC will be someone halfway decent.
 

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Well, reset the counter, we're back to 0 days without someone being accused of sexual misconduct. It's hardly a surprise anymore at this rate. Jim Sterling must have a considerable amount of egg on his face, with this one. I'm not too entirely aware of how IGN goes about its writing or its staff, but hopefully their new EIC will be someone halfway decent.

problem is... all educational tapes on Sexual Harssment are in black and white, projector film roll style all made all from 1950's. who knows, maybe they ARE following guidelines?
 

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women advocate hard for equality except when it would effect them adversely....equal punishments for the same crimes.....nah, women aren't equal when they do bad stuff and should be given a free pass

then again the definition of sexual harassent is becoming so ridiculously larfe that your pretty much condemning all men to live in Antarctica for even noticing a woman
 

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Here I thought it might be journalistic/editorial misconduct, instead it is someone just being a cunt.

Hopefully IGN becomes something worth reading, though I am certainly not expecting anything.

Anybody got a link to the Jim Sterling thing? I had not seen anything there but going by his other stuff I would have to wonder if someone's sarcasm detector was not on the blink.
 
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women advocate hard for equality except when it would effect them adversely....equal punishments for the same crimes.....nah, women aren't equal when they do bad stuff and should be given a free pass

then again the definition of sexual harassent is becoming so ridiculously larfe that your pretty much condemning all men to live in Antarctica for even noticing a woman

While I do agree with your point, I have to admit that a lot of men's behavior is completely out of lines. At least in my country. And it's looked at as if it's something normal.

What is normal about a 65 year old man grabbing a 24 year old nurse's hand and saying "you want a little kiss missy?". And then again the next day? And then something perverted again the day after?

I'm a man and I think that's fucking disgusting and definitely harassment.
 
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