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Riot Games COO Scott Gelb has been suspended without paying for two months following an internal investigation into workplace misconduct

The Riot Games has suspended its chief operating officer, Scott Gelb, over two months unpaid following an internal investigation into allegations of misconduct in the workplace against him, by internal email confirmed by Riot Games to ESPN on Thursday.

The news was first reported by Kotaku, who initially received the email.

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Gelb's suspension is coming after a number of current and ex-Riot workers claim to have repeatedly touched their horses and made another inappropriate contact for digital impact, said the report. Gelb, 40, will be required to receive "indefinite training," said Riot.

Employees were notified earlier this week regarding the arrest of an email sent by CEO, Riot Games, CEO of Nicolo Laurent, who issued a share of Kotaku, and then Riot provides Diversity with a copy of whole e-mail on Thursday.

In that e-mail, Laurent said privacy concerns about Riot workers and the company's investigation. He also noted the Gelb site in the company and decided by Riot's special committee of the board of directors about why Riot recognized a Penalty penalty both internally and in public. This investigation and alleged sexual misconduct and workplace were carried out at Riot by a Chicago based Seyfarth Shaw legal company.

"As part of our ongoing commitment to developing our culture, we investigate all claims through our established process," said the company in a statement sent to ESPN on Thursday. "During this process, he undertook a legal advisor outside of an investigation into allegations about Scott Gelb. Having reviewed carefully and considered the findings, the Board of Directors of the Riot Special Committee decided that absence of unpaid absence, together with training, in the appropriate stages given the affirmations that have been confirmed. "

In August, Kotaku reported a history of allegations of sexual misconduct and workplace in Riot Games and sexism towards multiple Riot workers. Since that report, Riot has released a number of statements saying he is working to address the issues.

The company then employs Seyfarth Shaw to conduct internal investigations in August, Riot Games confirmed. In November, the company employs a French professor of Frances Business Business to improve its diversity and inclusion initiatives. Prior to Riot, Frei served as vice president of Uber's senior leadership and was employed by the riding company after he had come to fire for allegations of sexual misconduct and workplace.

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