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Former Rockstar North President Leslie Benzies, Suing Take-Two for $150 Million in Unpaid Royalties

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  • Former Rockstar North President Leslie Benzies, Suing Take-Two for $150 Million in Unpaid Royalties

    Leslie Benzies, the former President at Rockstar North, is suing Take-Two for $150 million in unpaid royalties. He claims that the company tried to force him out after he took a sabbatical. If you recall, the news back in January made it sound like Benzies had quit out of the blue after a 17-month long sabbatical from the company.

    Benzies, by way of a statement issued by his legal consult, Christopher Bakes, said that "while on sabbatical, Mr. Benzies discovered numerous deceptions on the part of Take-Two, Rockstar, Rockstar North Ltd, Sam Houser and Dan Houser, who sought to force him out of the company and terminate his portion of royalty payments based upon arbitrary actions by the company's royalty Allocation Committee, a committee that may or may not have actually ever met."

    Benzies claims that he tried to return to work on April 1, 2015 at which point he says he found that his key was deactivated. The statement says that Benzies was let inside by building security but was then "ordered to leave by the Rockstar North office manager without reason."

    There's also an interesting bit in the lawsuit about the development of Red Dead Redemption and Benzies' role in it all.

    This is going to be quite interesting to keep an eye on in the months ahead.
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