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Randy Pitchford’s Physical Assault Story Continues: The Victim Details Events!

David Eddings, who was formerly the voice of Claptrap, told Newsweek in detail what happened between him and Randy Pitchford, the CEO of Gearbox (doing also Borderlands 3) in 2017!

First, he talked about what happened during a studio tour for Christoph Hartmann, the former president of 2K Games. Eddings went into the recording booth to perform as Claptrap. However, Pitchford has entered the booth, took off his headphones, and gave him a wet willy (finger with saliva in the ear). „[After that], he jumped back and he cackled at me. Christoph and I are looking at each other like, what just happened?”, Eddings said.

He also talked about the actual assault, which happened in the Marriott Marquis hotel in 2017, at the Game Developers Conference. A person by the name of Greg Richardson was inquiring about a price on Gearbox – the twist here is that Richardson and Pitchford has known each other, as they had done financial deals together before, according to Wade Callendar, the former lawyer of Gearbox. Eddings asked Pitchford about the situation, who then demanded the source of this information – as Eddings did not respond, the head of Gearbox got angry: „He shoved the f_ck out of me while I’m on the balls of my feet trying to whisper. [He] knocked me back four steps… I believe I caught him in a deception,” Eddings said. He also named two witnesses. One of them said that Eddings was „noticeably upset about what he described as an altercation with his boss,” while the other person, Landon Montgomery (co-founder of Gearbox) said the following: „David leaned up to whisper something to Randy and out of the blue, Randy shoves him, hard.”

Eddings claims he was „rage fired” shortly after GDC for not revealing the source of his information, but he added that he would gladly reprise his role as Claptrap „as soon as Randy makes a public apology to me and pays me the royalties I’m owed,” according to him. Gearbox’ response? They take such claims seriously, but they don’t comment on it, as it’s a personal matter. They added the following: „We think it’s a shame that the 400+ employees here who have poured the love and passion into Borderlands 3 are having their work be diluted by personal allegations.”

Where will this story end?

Source: PCGamer

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