Pro-LGBT gaming organization GaymerX has parted ways with Toni Rocca, who was designated to replace disgraced game developer Matt Conn following allegations of sexual misconduct and grooming.
Weeks Matt Conn was forced to retire as the gaming organization’s CEO, Rocca, his replacement at both GaymerX and Midboss (a game development studio), has also been charged with similar accusations, as DANGEROUS previously detailed.
Conn originally founded GaymerX to organize events and conventions for the LGBT community in video games. His studio, Midboss, developed the pro-LGBT game, 2064: Read Only Memories alongside Rocca and a small team of LGBT developers, many of whom have lobbed accusations of workplace impropriety, alleging sexual harassment against the two individuals.
The creators of 2064 attained notoriety when they infamously ordered Trump supporters not to buy their game. They wrote: “If you voted for trump or support his facist [sic] regime, please don’t play our game.. Just go fuck off!”
On Friday, the organization announced that it will be parting ways with Midboss and its new chief. GaymerX’s newly appointed executive director Katie Kaitchuck told GamesIndustry that the organization will prioritize sexual harassment training for its employees following accusations leveled against its former leaders.
“We at GaymerX take these accusations very seriously and want to apologize to anyone hurt by the conduct of our former staff. As the new head of the organization, I will make sexual harassment training mandatory for all staff and volunteers as well as install reporting mechanisms for all HR violations.”
Accusers noted that Rocca, who is transgender, would often accuse victims of “transphobia” when they refused to be pressured into having sex.
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Both Conn and Rocca refused to address these allegations and have gone silent on social media.
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