The Developer’s Co-Founder, David Cage, Openly Admitted to Suing Journalists
Quantic Dream, the developer of the upcoming PS4 exclusive Detroit: Become Human, is suing two French media outlets over their reporting on the developer’s allegedly toxic workplace environment.
“We’re suing their journalists,” David Cage reportedly said during an interview with Kotaku. The two French media outlets that are currently being sued are Le Monde and Mediapart and the lawsuit’s first court hearing is scheduled for this June.
Back in January, both outlets (along with a third outlet named Canard PC) reported on allegations of racist & homophobic behavior and sexual misconduct that occurred at Quantic Dream. Both Cage and his fellow Quantic Dream co-founder, Guillaume de Fondaumière, have adamantly denied any wrongdoing.
Cage has called the allegations “absurd” and also said that he should be judged by his past work in the gaming industry. “You want to talk about homophobia? I work with Ellen Page, who fights for LGBT rights,” argued Cage in response to the allegations. “You want to talk about racism? I work with Jesse Williams, who fights for civil rights in the USA… Judge me by my work.”
Canard PC’s publishing director, Ivan Gaudé, explained to Kotaku that the sued outlets will have to prove in the trial that their reporting was done responsibly and fairly.