In January 2021, Sharon O’Donnell – a former employee of Riot Games – filed a lawsuit against the company and CEO Nicolo Laurent for sexual harassment. Before being fired in July 2020, O’Donnell was an assistant (executive assistant) of Laurent. According to the lawsuit, Laurent told O’Donnell to be more feminine and asked her to “take care” of Laurent while they were alone in the CEO’s house, even when his wife Laurent was away from home even suggested O ‘ Donnell over to play for the two to “have fun” together.
In addition, O’Donnell also alleges that Laurent described the size of his panties provocatively, saying that his wife is often jealous of beautiful women, and strangely enough, this CEO. She also told the female staff working at Riot to give birth to a baby to reduce stress during the current stressful epidemic.
After refusing Laurent, O’Donnell was punished by not being paid overtime, not taking breaks to eat meals, and eventually being fired. Riot’s representative denied this, saying that O’Donnell’s dismissal was due to the company noting many complaints from other employees.
Riot has begun investigating O’Donnell and this will be handled by an outside law firm, along with a special committee of people on the company’s Board of Directors to oversee the process. show.