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Sunday, October 01, 2017 

Scott Allie's all but out of Dark Horse's employ

It looks like the Dark Horse editor who disgraced himself by assaulting a writer at a convention at least 2 years ago (and reportedly attacked at least a few other people in past years) may be out of their official employment, but not quite:
Scott Allie, the editor who helped shepherd the comic book careers of Buffy Summers, Tyler Durden and Hellboy, has left his position with Oregon-based Dark Horse Comics after more than two decades, the publisher has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

In a statement, the publisher said, "Scott Allie will depart as a full-time employee from Dark Horse Comics on Friday, October 6th. He will continue his career in comics as a freelance editor and writer and will work with Dark Horse on several key projects. Dark Horse would like to thank Scott for his contributions during his 23 years with the company."
Wow, they sure aren't very keen on ridding themselves of him altogether after all the harm he caused are they? Paying him, even as a freelancer, isn't doing much to punish him for committing such a horrific act.

And Bleeding Cool's giving a pretty superficial portrait of what happened after the case was exposed:
Both Dark Horse and Scott Allie offered apologies, and promised action and I understand Allie underwent related treatment.
I'm afraid publisher Mike Richardson's apology was very half-hearted, and sounded more annoyed the news would see light in the first place than in taking serious action against the man. Even if Allie allegedly underwent therapy, what he did is still very hard to excuse, and if I were in charge of the company, I wouldn't want him anywhere near the place. Kurt Busiek and IDW's Dirk Wood certainly didn't improve the situation after the former glossed over the issue, and the latter acted as apologist. They're not going to solve an industry problem by being lenient on a guy who even turned out to be a bizarre "moralist" on T&A elements in artwork. Anyone who concerns himself with something so otherwise petty is only giving clues to potential hypocrisy.

Allie may be off their intern staff, but employing him even in the capacity of a freelancer calls for some serious discretion.

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