Jennifer Scheurle steps down as IGDA group chair amid abuse allegations

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Chair of the IGDA Women in Games Special Interest Group, Jennifer Scheurle, has stepped down from her position following accusations of manipulation and emotional abuse.

The accusations were brought to the attention of the IGDA from 2018 via “multiple informal complaints,” and then again in 2019 and 2020 via formal complaints, with the victims saying they had 120 pages of statements and evidence supporting their claim.

These allegations resurfaced on social media this week, with Scheurle named directly by those making the accusations.

The IGDA issued a statement prior to Scheurle’s resignation, confirming that an investigation had been

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