David Eddings recently spoke up about his altercations with Gearbox Software CEO, Randy Pitchford, saying that he was physically assaulted back in 2017. He has now elaborated on the story, why and how he would still return to Boderlands.
David Eddings worked for 12 years at Gearbox Software until he was fired in 2017. In an interview with Newsweek, he recently opened up and stated that he was "rage fired" by Randy Pitchford who previously assaulted him for the same reason he fired the Gearbox executive.
According to Eddings, the pot started brewing in Marriot Marquis hotel that was a networking hotspot during GDC 2017 when two different people approached him and said that someone named Greg Richardson is asking for the price of Gearbox Software, apparently in an attempt to buy the company.
Considering Eddings was the VP of Business back then, he found it odd that he had no knowledge of something like that happening. He proceeded to inform Pitchford about the situation, upon which the latter demanded Eddings reveal his source in apparent disbelief of anyone actually asking for Gearbox's price.
Eddings wouldn't reveal the name of the person, which caused Pitchford to go into a rage, pushing Eddings several steps back. He apparently got bruising on his ribs from the altercation and showed the pictures to Newsweek.
Two witnesses saw the incident, with Mario Kroll not corroborating the story but Gearbox co-founder Landon Montgomery confirmed that Pitchford shoved Eddings hard.
Gearbox's VP of Business was fired the next day in what he claims was "rage firing" because he wouldn't divulge the identity of the people who told him about the potential sale of Gearbox Software.
According to the lawsuit by Wade Callender, Randy Pitchford already knew who Greg Richardson was - an investment broker who previously captured financing for Gearbox alongside Callender.
Eddings stated that he believes he caught Pitchford in a deception which is the reason why he suddenly went violent. Surprisingly enough, Pitchford let Gearbox's PR give out a generic statement instead of going on a major Twitter rant.