Naughty Dog’s co-presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra have released a statement on the company’s website responding to claims from anonymous sources saying that Amy Hennig was “forced out” of the company.
“Earlier this week we had to confirm the regrettable news that Amy Hennig has left Naughty Dog,” the statement reads, in part. “She will be missed and, as we stated before, we appreciate the significant contributions that she has made to Naughty Dog and the industry in general. We wish her the best.”
“However, we feel it necessary to clear up a very important point that was unprofessionally misreported when the story broke. Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann were NOT involved in what transpired. It was very upsetting to us that dozens of stories were run, linking back to the same hurtful accusations in the original report. As co-presidents of Naughty Dog, we are responsible for all studio affairs.”
Earlier this week, anonymous sources told IGN that Hennig was “forced out” of the company, by The Last of Us leads Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley.