Report: Gearbox Lawsuit Mentions Randy Pitchford Has Alleged Underage Porn Collection

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The rabbit hole keeps on going deeper and deeper it seems. Earlier today, we published a story (via Kotaku) that mentions how Gearbox Software Randy Pitchford is being sued (and he’s suing as well) for allegedly pocketing $12 million as part of his “secret bonus.”

Possibly lost among all the figures, and other stuff is how Randy Pitchford’s USB drive was lost in a Dallas restaurant, which apparently housed his collection of underage pornography. While this could be hearsay for all we know, it’s important to note that Pitchford himself admitted in a magic-oriented podcast (unearthed by Ars Technica) that he lost a USB drive at Medieval Times, and also admitted that it contained footage of a barely legal camgirl masturbating.

Per the podcast:

“This is not a sex worker—this is a fucking magician. Some kid, an employee of the Medieval Times, discovered this memory stick, took it home, and accessed it because it was before we were password-protecting, and discovered secrets of my company and future games in development, and also discovered the pornography. And it was barely legal porn. This girl’s handle was ‘Only 18. – Randy Pitchford

According to the lawsuit filed by Gearbox’s former lawyer Wade Callender, Pitchford held parties  where “adult men have reportedly exposed themselves to minors, to the amusement of Randy Pitchford.”

Note that all these allegations have not been proven to be true, but is worth reporting on.

Gearbox has denied the claims and said that Randy and his wife hold a regular variety show that’s recorded, and that nothing of the sort has happened.

What’s interesting here is, David Eddings, former Gearbox VP has went on Twitter to say, “Yes, it’s true,” though he doesn’t specify which part is true — the pocketing of the money, the underage porn, or both.

Again, we want to stress that these are allegations for now, and as such, we don’t know which parts are true/real. It is known that the USB drive contained pornography, and that it was stolen, so there’s that.

Do you think these allegations are true? What do you make of ’em? Let us now your thoughts in the comments below.

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