All parties resolve "misunderstandings" as evidence exonerates Randy Pitchford.
Randy Pitchford

If you need to get up to speed on what is going on here, I suggest you check out the previous update from August where we go over the events of this long legal battle between Gearbox, Randy Pitchford, and Gearbox's former lawyer, Wade Callender. In short, Pitchford and Callender were suing each other over various grievances. Everyone involved came off as incredibly scummy in their own way. Like seriously, there is a lot to take in with all of this from stealing money to "Peacock Parties" and magic tricks. It's an incredibly bonkers story that has been going on for months.

If nothing else, this at least gave me an excuse to put up one of my favorite pictures of Pitchford.

Today, word came through a joint press announcement saying that all of those lawsuits were dropped. Business Insider reports that Gearbox and Pitchford have reached an agreement with Callender. In fact, the statement also says that there was evidence presented that exonerates the allegations made against Randy Pitchford. Some of those allegations against Pitchford include discrimination due to religious beliefs, breaking verbal promises, pocketing $12 million in advance royalties, and accusing Pitchford of leaving a USB stick with sensitive company information. There was also something about there being barely legal porn on the drive that was used as "research" for a "magic trick." Oh, and let's not forget about the supposed "Peacock Parties" that Pitchford hosts where men expose themselves to minors.

On the flip side, Gearbox had sued Callender for fraud and said he reneged on over $300,000 in loans that the studio had given him.

The joint statement says:

Upon review of all the evidence in the case, it was of the opinion of counsel that the evidence exonerated Randy Pitchford from the allegations against him; all misunderstandings between the parties have been corrected, and apologies were exchanged. Because the parties are mutually bound by confidentiality, no additional statements will be forthcoming.
Since leaving Gearbox, Callender was picked up as the top lawyer for, drumroll please, the NRA. Specifically, he will lead the legal side for the NRA's lobbying arm.