After the striking case represented by Activision-Blizzard, too Paradox Interactive recently ended up in the eye of the storm for being accused of discriminatory acts against its female staff.
Now comes further testimonies of developers and collaborators with bad experiences behind them within the company specializing in strategic titles. According to Eurogamer.net and the Swedish portal Svenska Dagbladet, within Paradox the male presence dominates and there seems to be no room for decision for women who collaborate in the realization of the videogame projects of the company, not to mention the cases of actual harassment that several witnesses claim to have suffered.
“Has had too much physical contact with us female addicts“, reveals a former employee about the behavior of a Paradox executive. “A hand on her crotch or very tight hugs, sinking her face on her neck. Several girls have talked about it.”.
Another witness added: “I’ve been to meetings where I was the only woman in the room and I was like ‘Hey, I really think we should go this way, based on my experience’, and someone looks at me and says, ‘You know what, you are here only as a symbolic presence. So I think you should shut up‘. It is difficult to be a woman in this company “.
The CEO of Paradox Interactive commented on the controversial situation a few weeks ago, admitting that he became the protagonist of an unpleasant episode dating back to 2018.