In recent months, we’ve heard a lot from Nintendo of America contractors who have made numerous complaints about the workplace environment. This was mostly tied to union-busting allegations, with contractors being scolded and worse for speaking about forming a union. Today brings us another round of allegations, but of a different variety.
Kotaku has shared an investigative report that pools together comments from multiple Nintendo of America game testers. These testers, contracted through Aerotek, have alleged that select Nintendo of America employees engaged in sexual harassment in a multitude of ways. The complaints range from unwanted comments to stalking, and a number of other sources have spoke up to corroborate the allegations.
Nintendo was reached for comment on this matter, but they have yet to respond. We are also reaching out to Nintendo to see if they’ll provide a statement on these allegations, and we’ll make sure to share any/all responses with you.
The report from Kotaku is lengthy, but certainly worth your time. Please know that there are a number of adult/uncomfortable allegations included in the report. You can read the exposé here.