According to the paper, in 2021, French police received complaints from the Solidaires Informatique union — a French union that serves digital, consulting, and video game workers — and two individuals. After more than a year of investigation involving extensive interviews with around 50 current and former Ubisoft employees, the arrests were carried out over October 3rd and 4th.
Of the five individuals arrested, only two are named — former chief creative officer Serge Hacosët and editorial vice president Tommy François, both of whom left the company in 2020.
In the Libération report, victims’ lawyer Maude Beckers said that “the case is very particular because beyond simple individual behavior, it reveals systemic sexual violence.”
The Verge has reached out to Ubisoft for comment.