One of the bigger news stories coming into 2018 was a wave of workplace harassment claims aimed squarely at Quantic Dream, David Cage’s company that is producing Detroit: Become Human. The company has repeatedly denied these claims as coverage has spread to multiple outlets in France. Quantic Dream has now released further statements, digging into its stance and now hinting at legal action.
On its official Facebook page, Quantic Dream states that the company has been the “subject of a smear campaign,” and that the company still denies all the allegations. The company says that it wishes for the “attacks” against it to stop, and that two of the claims have been dismissed in court, with a third currently still in progress. The statement then states that Quantic Dream is pursuing legal action of its own, and that it seeks out “justice” in “a peaceful and appeased climate.”
The story originally came from a French publication, which claimed that several ex-employees told the publication of poor workplace conditions at Quantic Dream. This included harassment from higher-ups at the company, such as racist and homophobic comments. The company responded with a categorical denial, and Cage himself pointed to his work with actors Ellen Page and Jesse Williams as evidence of the contrary.