Riot Games agrees to pay $100 million in settlement of class-action gender discrimination lawsuit

“This is a great day for the women of Riot Games — and for women at all video game and tech companies — who deserve a workplace that is free of harassment and discrimination,” said the plaintiffs’ counsel, the employment and sexual harassment lawyer Genie Harrison. “We appreciate Riot’s introspection and work since 2018 toward becoming a more diverse and inclusive company.”

In an email to Riot Games employees Monday night, five of the company’s executives addressed the settlement.

“We want to acknowledge that the timing of this announcement isn’t ideal. The final details of the agreement came together quickly, and we wanted you to hear about it from us directly rather than read about it in the news while on break,” the email, which was obtained by The Washington Post, read.

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