Report: Stardock Sued Former Marketing Manager After She Sued CEO for Sexual Harassment

In a follow-up to a story about Stardock suing its former marketing manager Alexandra Miseta, Kotaku reveals that Stardock had other legal actions pending with her. Their report contends that Stardock filed a lawsuit against her only after she filed a lawsuit against the company alleging that she was sexually harassed. Stardock's lawsuit alleged that Miseta had intentionally destroyed marketing material for Elemental: War of Magic, which set the company back and ultimately hurt the game at launch.

Court documents reveal that Miseta had already filed a lawsuit against Stardock CEO Brad Wardell for sexual harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination, and that Stardock's lawsuit came three weeks after a judge denied their request to dismiss her case.

The Kotaku report also offers some details on an anonymous Stardock employee who is refuting the claims of the company against Miseta.

Source: Blue's News


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    olstar18 says:

    Going by the timing of their case I'm not so sure it was an over reaction on her part. Had they sued her at the same time or right after she sued them for harassment I would have given them the benefit of a doubt but 3 weeks after the judge refused to throw it out makes me suspect that she may have a legitimate reason to sue.

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    axiomatic says:

    What it all boils down to is this. This woman (Miseta) isn't crazy to start with. Something set her off (Wardell). So if he had acted like a normal person from the start, none of this would have happened. Getting mad about her reaction, however overblown and out of control it was, doesn't excuse the stimulus that set it off in the first place. Wardell needs to man up and take his licks.

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    faefrost says:

    Wow! And doesn't that turn the previous widespread story about "crazy ex employee destroying needed game materials" on it's head. I now feel like we've been scammed in the scummiest possible way in order to ruin this poor woman's life. yeah it's still possible that there may be some truth somewhere in there. But the fact that Stardock was making those defamatory claims without revealing not only the presence of the sexual harassment suit, but that it had passed the first court hurdle for legitimacy, really leads me to believe anything evil I might be told about them at this point. 

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    MechaTama31 says:

    Man, is there some allotment of dickbaggery that every company gets, and they then have to spend it on being DRM nazis (Ubi), or misogynists (Stardock, apparently), or just plain evil (Activision)?  Why can't a company just be good?

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