Gearbox To File Grievance Against Former Counsel Over ‘Untrue Accusations’ Against CEO Randy Pitchford
Things are continuing to heat up in regards to the recent accusations leveled against Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford. Recently, a new lawsuit by former Gearbox counsel Wade Callender was made public, which accused Pitchford of embezzlement, breach of contract, and allegations regarding child pornography. Now, it appears that the Borderlands studio is fighting back, and is now in the process of filing a legal grievance with the State Bar of Texas against Callender.
The news comes by way of Kotaku, which recently released a statement sent over by Gearbox in regards to the accusations leveled against Randy Pitchford. Here is their response:
Gearbox will be filing a grievance with the State Bar of Texas against our former general counsel Wade for disciplinary proceedings for filing a lawsuit that includes accusations that he knows to be untrue. The lawyer’s rules of professional conduct expressly prohibit the filing of documents that are knowingly false. The tell is within Wade’s claim itself – his use of hedged lawyer language and clever application of quotation marks betray that he knows that the impression he is trying to create is based in lies. We imagine that he used the quotation marks and lawyer language in hopes that will give him some angles of defense when we inevitably take action against him for false statements. Wade is engaged in a shakedown and he’s clearly using deceit and lies to try to cause damage by promoting a narrative that he knows is false.”
Randy Pitchford denied and condemned the allegations leveled against him on his Twitter account, stating that the allegations have “no basis in reality,” and that Wade Callender “is simply trying to shake me down for money. We will win, but because lawsuits are pending I can’t comment as much as I’d like. I am shocked by his lies. Thanks for your love and support.”
DFTG will provide any new information obtained as the story develops.
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