Jeremy Soule, best known for his musical work on games like Guild Wars and Skyrim is being accused of sexually predatory behavior and, according to a scathing report, rape. Indie game designer Nathtalie Lawhead earlier this week has published a piece directly accusing Soule of predation, abuse, and rape while she was working on a game in Canada a decade ago. Since then, this has started an industry-wide #MeToo movement. Since then multiple women have come forward expressing other “advances” made towards them by Soule.
Jeremy Soule is a character mired in controversy. In March 2013, Soule raised $121,277 from over 4,200 fans on Kickstarter for a new album, but over six years later, he has still not delivered it in full. Yesterday, the album’s publisher, Materia Collective, announced they “terminated our working relationship with Jeremy Soule” and are “no longer involved in any aspect of” the album.
Jeremy Soule has since then made a public statement against Nathalie’s accusations stating he “Does not agree with her point of view” and denying accusations calling them “Outrageous”.