Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses CEO Randy Pitchford Of Taking Secret $12 Million Bonus In Lawsuit Gearbox Calls ‘Absurd’

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The former general counsel of game studio Gearbox (Borderlands, Aliens: Colonial Marines) and CEO Randy Pitchford are suing one another in a messy legal battle that sees both men accused of violating their legal duties to the company. The suit against Pitchford is full of sensational allegations, including the…

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News: Gearbox's former general counsel Wade Callender is suing the company, accusing CEO Randy Pitchford of taking…
Randy Pitchford? Embezzling money? Noooooooooooooo, he would never.
hoooooooooooly shit
"Says the lawsuit: 'Upon information and belief, Randy Pitchford’s USB drive also contained Randy Pitchford’s perso…
The headline below is not what you should read. This is the headline: Gearbox's CEO is accused in the lawsuit of, a…
O meu sorriso neste momento ultrapassa meu rosto
Speaking of Borderlands....
breaking news: guy who stole money from sega also stole money from gearbox
BUENO, BUENO, BUENO. EL MAGO.
a 12 million bonus is shitty but how is THIS not the headline "Says the lawsuit: “Upon information and belief, Ran…
I just watched an episode of Jojo where seven people hiding inside of a turtle rapidly age into dust and this is ST…
even political news can’t catch up with gaming news’ speed this week
I made it no secret that I don't like Randy Pitchford but this is some next level
Borderlands 3 plot leaked
This company's upper management is a complete joke
Oh. Lawdy. This sounds baaaaaad. Borderlands 3 when?? 😂😂😂
Woah. This is big. 🔥🔥🔥
Normal brain: I need to keep patting myself down to make sure I don't lose this very important USB drive of sensiti…
cw: mention of child porn. this story is fucking wild y'all
wooooooooooooow
Man what the hell is going on this week
Oh Karma, sweet Karma. I’ve been waiting for you. I’ll be sipping my tea over here.
....Callender is uh, also accusing Randy Pitchford of possessing child pornography?????
You forgot about Randy Pitchford's child porn collection.
Randy is the gift that keeps on giving.
Borderlands 3 feels doomed to never be.
Buried in the article (responsibly) is accusations from the attorney that Pitchford was at least at one point in po…
Looks like we found the start up cash for that next borderlands...smh🤦🤦
This story is bonkers...i knew there was something crazy happening at Gearbox based on how quiet it’s been, but dam…
Pedophilia and embezzlement helluva day
@graxwell I feel you put this curse on Randy pitchford lmao
Tak já vám nevím, ale Gearbox není dlouhodobě ve formě. Další kandidát na nějaký průser za tři, dva, jedna...
Dude 2019 is fucking WILDING out
This is a helluva story to come out on the same day that I bought Borderlands 2 VR
Freakin nice, day 11 of the year and gaming news is already going wild. #SupportSmallStreamers #Twitch #gaming…
Ptdr, ce bon vieux Randy.
Gaming news needs to calm the f down with all this bonkers stuff happening I'm going to have a heart attack
Nie żeby coś, ale ta branża giereczkowa w 2019 roku zaczyna z tak mocnym przytupem, że ja nie wiem czego możemy się…
I'll always remember #GamerGate now y'all will ne'er forget it OR those #ListenAndBelieve #GameJournoProsList fyi…
Debe ser que tangar a Sega con Colonial Marines se quedaba corto
this story buries the real lede which is that Randy Pitchford allegedly had child porn on a USB drive and held part…
Newsy w branży weszły w ostatnich dniach na nowy poziom.
El tweet es impresionante, pero el artículo es algo increíble. Me pregunto qué ocurrirá con este caso. 👀
Just when we thought Gearbox couldn't get any weirder
Holy shit. Read this thread.
This is wild. Wow.
My head hurts. (There's a lot going on here. A LOT.)
GOOD LORD. THE ACCUSATIONS ARE HUGE IF ITS REAL
dude what in god's name is happening at gearbox
Лол, вот это карусель у них там. Даже цп привязать умудрились.
RANDY WE WERE COUNTING ON YOU CMON I WANTED Bl3 AND NOW YOU FUCKED US
Hey since there isn't one of these in the tweet or at the start of the article itself: 𝘾𝙊𝙉𝙏𝙀𝙉𝙏 𝙒𝘼𝙍𝙉𝙄𝙉𝙂: 𝘾𝙃𝙄𝙇𝘿 𝙎𝙀𝙓𝙐𝘼…
Yeah l didn't want bl 3 anyway
Ooooh, snap. Read the entire thread. It gets worse!
Well reasons why BL3 is in development hell lol
Randy Pitchford no surprise
Wow! Remember when Gearbox made new games? What is even going on with these fools
Lmao poor Randy
So that's why there's no Borderlands 3 yet
yeesh, I wonder what this could mean for Borderlands 3??
@MateuszBack
Wow well this is a wild story... 👀
Ok video game industry you need to settle down. It is only January 11th, ELEVENTH!
Borderlands 3 will never happen
Gearbox has been a dumpster fire for so long..how the hell are they still in business
smh...just absolutely disgusting
Big yikes...
Holy crap. Gonna be interesting to see this investigated by authorities. I really hope the abuse stuff is just a li…
I have no words....
Hell of a week in news in the games space, folks. Some serious allegations back and forth between the two sides, in…
Nie wchodźcie do gamedevu. Z tej branży robi się powoli niezłe bagno.
this is too insane to be true. jesus christ
This thread goes from bad to fucking staggering...
"Callender also accuses Pitchford of holding parties in which 'adult men have reportedly exposed themselves to mino…
All this and still no borderlands 3 smh
Good. Still not over the shit Gearbox pulled and then threw Sega under the bus.
The gaming industry heard about "new year, new me" and decided to make all the changes in January. Bungie news yest…
Usually the news cycle is rather quiet this time of the year, but 2019 is shattering expectations already
Wow wow wow.
Oh Randy, you silly goose
I'm surprised the contents of his USB Drive isn't the focal point
What's that guy you know the guy the guy the guy with the big dumb face the guy who always wears the loudestest ugl…
You can't make Battleborn and then take a $12 million bonus, bruh 🤦🏾‍♂️ You got the game fucked up 😂
Randy Pitchford se fodendo é sempre bom de se ver
ON the last few allegations here... It's EXTREMELY important to note that the only one make these claims is someon…
Classic Randy "If I Can't Steal From Sega I'll Steal From My Own Damn Company" Pitchford.
I swear if/when Gearbox goes out of business its 100% gonna be Randy Pitchfords fault. Remember Alien Colonia Marin…
This is just so mad.
Randy Bitchford is a scumbag, who'd have guessed.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
@JimSterling
but what if it's all a magic trick and in the prestige randy gives back a working version of Aliens: Colonial Marin…
Christ, read this. Prepare for your jaw to drop.
This thread is fuckin crazy. Not just the accusation of the $12 million bonus but the rest.
#4Puutiset
Secret. 12. MILLION. Bonus. If it's true, you guys(studio) are incompetent for not catching it.
Uhh this lawsuit is accusing Randy Pitchford of being a pedo wtf
I didn’t think Gearbox could be more of a dumpster fire but I was wrong
This is absolutely insane lmao 2019 is gonna be a weird year for games
What the heck!? Sounds like Gearbox has some very moral people at the top.
What the fuck?
Ok, clearly BL3 will never happen with Gearbox. Maybe Bungie should give it a go?
jesus this story
This story is pretty buckwild.
#MRU3841 There's apparently quite a bit of history behind this case that I haven't researched just yet, but it cert…
Ihhhh por isso q n teve borderlands 3 ainda kkkkkk
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHQHHQHQHQHABSBNDAMNS XMWKEKDMDDAH *coleta fôlego* BWAAAAAAAQHAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHA…
Essa thread ficou bizarra rápido demais?
Welp, I believe right now is where you resign Randy.
Eu sou uma das almas perdidas que gosta de Borderlands, mas puta que me pariu que empresa filha da puta.
Lol it used to be my dream to work in the gaming industry.
Hahahaahgahagagaaga
Oh boy, this is a dirty fight and I would bet both them have pocket sand ready to go.
2019 is wild as fuck.
This is weird, gets weirder, and then really turns a corner.
This story is just crazy…
That was certainly a ride...
So no borderlands 3 I guess...
large if factual, who's going to be the third company to shit the bed this month
GEARBOX IS DING-DONG DIDDLY DEAD
вы что там ебанулись все
Content warning for pedophilia. Read the story first, then, thread:
Insane situation
Vish, a Gearbox's tá se fodendo bonito, desse jeito não tem chance de uma sequência de Borderlands.
@SantaAzulCTZN @bedroomcomics
Borderlands 3 coming your way 20neverty?
hoo hoo hooooo
Nooooolo cabrones no jodais el borderlands 3
The big question that needs to be asked is whether or not this will finally kill Gearbox. Because that studio shoul…
Well this is batshit.
@SpawnSoul randy is very randy lol
Whew chile!!!!!!!!
Oh man. Are we about to witness the downfall of Randy Pitchford???
Hey @JimSterling , your friend's in the news!
Welp. Not the borderlands news I was hoping for today. Yikers for sure
Really saying the quiet part loud on ole randy
Why do I have no trouble believing this? Randy fucking Pitchfork and stealing money, his side hustle
@MelvinElzing Pitchford vraagt om bonus van twaalf miljoen die anders verdeelt zou worden over HEEL Gearbox.
Uhhhh this story is freaking crazy.
“Upon information and belief, Randy Pitchford’s USB drive also contained Randy Pitchford’s personal collection of ‘…
$12m ?????????
The coming Jimquisition's gonna be a good one.
What is happening?
Too bad it’s on Kotaku. Need an archived link to avoid giving that shithole any traffic
Jesus fucking christ.
Give yourself a 12mil bonus because you saved money by robbing Sega. Absolute madman.
EMBELLISHMENT IS BADASS
A teraz Gearbox i ich magiczny Randy.
This whole thing sucks.
@Gothalion looks like no borderlands 3.
Wild kinda undersells this.
i guess the game industry has just decided "fuck it", 2019 is the year of hitherto unprecedented scandal
This story is WILD.
Wow, this is messy. Hopefully it doesn't hamper the development of Borderlands 3. Accusing the CEO Of Gearbox of ha…
Me parece que va para largo el Borderlands 3.
jesus christ
Straight wild.
HOHOHO I LOVE ME A JUICY RANDY STORY
aaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
There aren't enough "yikes" for some of the stuff Pitchford is being accused of
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuukkkkiiiinnnnn whaaaaaaaaat? The headline here is not the most heinous accusation!
This might be the craziest story in video games if this whole thing is true.
Wow. This is wild.
Gearbox ha denunciado a alguien por usar gastos de empresa para sus cosas. A cambio, el tío ha denunciado a Gearbo…
cw csa within article
Check ça @MCMath911 !!!
Listen, I'm sure I'm the only one with this still stuck in my craw, but why the fuck did a studio finance a home lo…
Well this is wild
Thread. Holy shit.
umm this one takes a turn towards the end... holy moley
lol imagine embezzling a one-time "bonus" that's more than most people make in their lives
AND PEOPLE GAVE ME SHIT FOR CALLING RANDY PITCHFORD A PIECE OF SHIT. CAN YOU ALL GET OFF MY ASS NOW?
Uhhhh...read this one till the end.
I’m not surprised the company is run by crooks
This week literally won’t stop
"aí é foda, amigo" - gearbox
This tweet kinda buries the lede of Pitchford being accused of collecting child porn and hosting pedo parties.
W T F is going on at Gearbox?!
This year is still young but already crazy. First Bungie breaks up with Activision, now this.. What next?
The child porn accusations inside this piece were a plot twist I was not at all ready for.
Gearbox is a trash fire.
Maybe this is why there is no word on Borderlands 3?
The games industry is acting the fuck out this week.
POR ISSO QUE N LANÇA BORDERLANDS 3 NUNCA
What the fuck did I just read?
the wildest of shits
Noooooo LPM.
Read entire thread @LegacyKillaHD
I have this weird feeling that @JimSterling is gonna talk about Randy Pitchford at some point in the near future...…
Holy shit
2019 needs to chill, yo
What the fuck is happening
Video games are a mistake.
Come ooooon, get Randy fired!
What the fuck
Oh boy Borderlands 3 ain't gonna happen is it
e hj tava ouvindo justamente a ost de borderlands
Geeze these are both damning allegations on both sides. It seems like both of them were doing dirty shit, had a fal…
I went in thinking about how it's wild that they're suing each other and that there's an accusation of $12MM theft…
Those are certainly some accusations right there
Yikes there's a lot of craziness here
Former Gearbox lawyer accuses CEO Randy Pitchford of taking secret $12 million bonus in lawsuit Gearbox calls "absu…
And he accuses Randy of being a pedophile and hosting parties where men reportedly expose themselves to minors for…
Some horrifying claims made against Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford. Dont really know how to react....this lawyer is ac…
Oh my fucking God this is one hell of a story
We live in interesting times.
The details of this are wacky as hell.
This story is fucking nuts.
Don’t believe everything that you read, but when I read Randy Pitcherford is being sued for stealing money from the…
Que cosa tan preocupante, pero me raya que la mayor preocupación de algunas personas sea Borderlands 3 y no el hec…
That's a yikes from me, dawg
Borderlands 3 Still coming soon...... nawwwww
But if he didn't steal something then how is Borderlands 3 ever going to happen?
So glad to be alive in the timeline that asked "what if eyes wide shut but in the games industry?"
Uhhh, y’all buried the lead on this for 2 reason; 1) to accuse Pitchford in a headline of the USB drive would be ir…
And absolutely no one should be shocked.
This industry never cease to amaze me.
This story GOES PLACES.
woooooooooow this story.
Well guess we won't ever see Borderlands 3
Wow. Dude, what the hell is happening at Gearbox...?
Not surprised
Randy Pitchford... ¿pedófilo? 😮
I personally know Wade. He is a good guy. Smart and hard working. I personally know Randy. He is a PoS. I remembe…
Randy Pitchford getting deservedly dunked on by everyone is the best thing to happen all week
Former Gearbox lawyer accuses CEO Randy Pitchford of taking secret $12 million bonus in lawsuit Gearbox calls "absu…
Reading that part about the USB stick makes me think totally different about Borderland's Tiny Tina... :/
@JimSterling u prolly seen this already jim but
진짜 옐로저널 코타쿠 스러우면서도 워낙 희한한 기사라 퍼옴. 각별한 친구 사이였던 기어박스의 전 고문 변호사와 현 CEO간에 소송전이 오가고 있는데, 서로 진짜 진흙탕 소송 싸움을 하고 있다고 한다...
@PlagaLurks there's more articles on it in case you ask
@chrisriccio @Gothalion
Makes one wonder where all the money SEGA gave Gearbox for Colonial Marines went... Also,…
these dueling lawsuits is some of the messiest shit I've seen in my life DAMN
January is not even two weeks old and already we have the story of the year
Porno! Robo de datos! Denuncias! Videojuegos! Amistades rotas! Abogados despechados! Toneladas de dinero!... Histor…
Whaaaaat? Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses CEO Randy Pitchford Of Taking Secret $12 Million Bonus In Lawsuit Gearbox…
It's lawsuits like this that make me miss the @Mic_Dicta podcast. via @kotaku
ICYMI trigger warning for abuse I guess.
@wannoying Kotaku. Läuft noch unter Hörensagen, aber im Rechtsstreit ist er jetzt wegen Veruntreuung oder Unterschl…
If you need more reason to hate Gearbox Software and Boarderlands:
I knew Randy Pitchford was a total loser and thief, but child pornographer really tops the list
@DaftLimmy Have you cancelled Randy Pitchford (Borderlands) yet?
Better give up on seeing Borderlands 3, y'all. "Says the lawsuit: “Upon information and belief, Randy Pitchford’s…
All Randy had to do was make Borderlands 3 and not diddle kids, and people would've continued to tolerate him.
Never trust a magician.
In other news, it sounds like shit's hitting the fan hard at Gearbox
Randy Bitchford
@DoomAssistMe @Phunkmachine 1st bungie breaks off with activision for total control of destiny ip, now Randy Pitchf…
@scotiej18 @MisterAntiBully I am being a bit hyperbolic of course but here the article about the situation the pedo…
This is not the kind of @GearboxOfficial headline I’ve been waiting for . . . 😬
@Anduil
@SwindledPodcast
Whoa. “Upon information and belief, Randy Pitchford’s USB drive also contained Randy Pitchford’s personal collecti…
@kellyshaddocks @BIGDADDYSHAXXX @nyxulrics he's currently being sued and counter suing.
Oh boy! Let the legal battles begin. Relationships sour. #gearbox #randypitchford
Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses CEO Randy Pitchford Of Taking Secret $12 Million Bonus In Lawsuit Gearbox Calls 'Absu…
@mizzelphug
Everything I've heard about Randy Pitchford screams "shameless fraud" and I can't believe he's enjoyed the success…
Even if you don't care about video games at all, I'd still encourage you to read this article because HOO BOY, does…
This story escalates like a CBS show that starts with a murder and ends with a last-minute space rocket hijacking
Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses CEO Randy Pitchford Of Taking Secret $12 Million Bonus In Lawsuit Gearbox Calls 'Absu…
@daveanthony the history of gearbox studios may be a good dollop
There's been a lot of unexpected gaming news to start this year out via @kotaku
@GhOsTy94_ Un ancien avocat de Gearbox accuse le PDG (Randy Pitchford) de détournement d'argent et d'avoir stocké d…
Amazing via @kotaku
Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses CEO Randy Pitchford Of Taking Secret $12 Million Bonus In Lawsuit Gearbox Calls 'Absu…
@JimSterling
@CodenameMercy @GearboxOfficial
Me yesterday: I wonder what Gearbox is up to? 😊 Me today: What is up with Gearbox!?! 😰
And we all thought Salvador was the insane one...
[Breaking News] On parlait justement de Gearbox et de Randy Pitchford lors du podcast d'hier soir, et bien le voila…
This is so fucking wild. Articles like this cement @jasonschreier as the best video game journalist in the world.
@Frosty_Ar_ia you missed a LOT:
@Riverboatjack YEP
that's one spicy meatball.
OH NO NO NOOOOOOO
(sigh) I bought Aliens: Colonial Marines when it was 90% off and I still felt ripped off.
Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses CEO Randy Pitchford Of Taking Secret $12 Million Bonus In Lawsuit Gearbox Calls 'Absu…
Something tells me that Gearbox is going to be filing for bankruptcy soon.
@BillyBobJoey696 @SkillUpYT
Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses CEO Randy Pitchford Of Taking Secret $12 Million Bonus In Lawsuit Gearbox Calls 'Absu…
Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses CEO Randy Pitchford Of Taking Secret $12 Million Bonus In Lawsuit Gearbox Calls 'Absu…
"The allegations made by a disgruntled former employee are absurd, with no basis in reality or law,” ... Isn't that…
Acusan al CEO de Gearbox de poseer pedofilia y el alega que acababan de cumplir 18. YIKES
Whaaaat, I do believe Randy Pitchfork is not de most honest guy but this is craaaaazy.
@PastelitodeTopo @Trolasodemierda si quieres la noticia entera
"This is not a sex worker - this is a fucking magician" 😂
Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses CEO Randy Pitchford Of Taking Secret $12 Million Bonus In Lawsuit Gearbox Calls 'Absu…
Somewhere @JimSterling just got a semi...
@Flash32101 @Gothalion at the end it talks about him being a Pedophile
Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses CEO Randy Pitchford Of Taking Secret $12 Million Bonus In Lawsuit Gearbox Calls '…
Says the lawsuit: “Upon information and belief, Randy Pitchford’s USB drive also contained Randy Pitchford’s person…
Wow, papo.
This is looking ROUGH. "The allegations made by a disgruntled former employee are absurd, with no basis in reality…
Callender had also accused Pitchford of holding parties in which “adult men have reportedly exposed themselves to m…
gat damn randy
@UncleToxie
Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses CEO Randy Pitchford Of Taking Secret $12 Million Bonus In Lawsuit Gearbox Calls 'Absu…
All I wanted was Borderlands 3, why'd you have to fuck that up Randy?
The $12 Billion personal bonus isn’t even the worst part. The man brought a flash drive with porn to a Medieval Tim…
@Sullhhy @MrPope sorry eric for the double menchies
@DecBiohazart @MrPope
Wild story on Pitchford and Gearbox. Obviously all allegations at this point but man - if that last one turns out…
Former #Gearbox #Lawyer Accuses CEO Randy Pitchford Of Taking Secret $12 Million Bonus In Lawsuit Gearbox Calls &#3…
Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses CEO Randy Pitchford Of Taking Secret $12 Million Bonus In Lawsuit Gearbox Calls '…
Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses CEO Randy Pitchford Of Taking Secret $12 Million Bonus In Lawsuit Gearbox Calls 'Absu…
What the hell
What the hell did I just read??
I've dunked on @jasonschreier plenty of times before but he deserves credit, this piece on the Gearbox clusterfuck…
@JimSterling
@HollowedKnight Some mind blowing stuff here.

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