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Olivia Wood ๐Ÿพ
'A sort of funky urban Galadriel with an inadvertently foxy wardrobe.' (Writer/Editor @ Failbetter. Personal Acct) BAFTA 2017/18 (she/her)
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Olivia Wood ๐Ÿพ retweeted
Emily Short + GDC Aug 28
I believe everything said here. While none of these things happened to me, the stories I have heard chime with my own experiences of Alexis: at times sitting too close to me when Iโ€™d come to Failbetter to talk about freelance work; >>
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Olivia Wood ๐Ÿพ Aug 28
Returning to reiterate this. These people helped put me back together when I feared I was irreparably broken. I don't want to call out particular names, but certain colleagues saved me.
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Olivia Wood ๐Ÿพ Aug 28
I might have to stand down from Twitter. I'm getting so much love and support I can't actually handle it. I'm with my excellent person. *Thank you.*
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Olivia Wood ๐Ÿพ Aug 28
Replying to @babelfishwars
apparently the thread broke here:
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Olivia Wood ๐Ÿพ Aug 28
Replying to @babelfishwars
I'm speaking now to support all the other women who have been through similar, and much worse. This is not ok.
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Olivia Wood ๐Ÿพ Aug 28
Replying to @babelfishwars
When Alexis left the company, he asked for reconciliation, stating that he 'didn't want to do anything out of hurt or spite'. I took this to be a threat against my person or my career, and decided to protect both by keeping quiet.
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Olivia Wood ๐Ÿพ Aug 28
Replying to @babelfishwars
The experience left me with a great deal of doubt about my place in the industry and my skills, and left me dreading and avoiding professional events in case he would be there.
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Olivia Wood ๐Ÿพ Aug 28
he was still the CEO and had (I thought) my career in his hands. He had always seemed popular and powerful in the industry, and I feared he could get me blackballed.
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Olivia Wood ๐Ÿพ Aug 28
Replying to @babelfishwars
that I would not be able to get work anywhere else in the industry. I had to work alongside Alexis and that colleague till he left, and then her till she left. I made nice and pretended it wasn't awful as best I could, because even once he was no longer my line-manager,...
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Olivia Wood ๐Ÿพ Aug 28
Replying to @babelfishwars
I was shouted at and sworn at in front of colleagues; I was given opportunities โ€“ only to have my work belittled. I was kept anxious and uncertain. I was made to feel that my only recourse was to leave the company, but...
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Olivia Wood ๐Ÿพ Aug 28
Replying to @babelfishwars
I had to request he stop being my line-manager afterwards, though even then he was my manager's manager, and CEO. His attitude towards me and my work changed the moment I was no longer his partner.
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Olivia Wood ๐Ÿพ Aug 28
Replying to @babelfishwars
During our relationship he cheated on me with people brought to company events, and who were wanting to work with the company. He broke up with me by messaging me that he'd cheated on me with a colleague (also his direct report) at the office Halloween party.
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Olivia Wood ๐Ÿพ Aug 28
I was in a relationship with Alexis Kennedy for nearly two years. He was my line manager the entire time. It was kept a secret from the whole company, including the board.
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Olivia Wood ๐Ÿพ retweeted
meghna jayanth Aug 28
Replying to @betterthemask
I have felt enormous shame for not seeing AK's abuses towards others sooner. I felt humiliated for percieving an older man's interest as professional when - in hindsight - it wasn't. How embarrassingly naive! But the shame and humiliation belong to him, not to me.
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Olivia Wood ๐Ÿพ retweeted
meghna jayanth Aug 28
An anon account has been naming abusers in the games industry. Alexis Kennedy is one of them. I can't speak to the motives of the anon, but Alexis is a well-known predator in the games industry. I have been warning people about him for years.
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Amal El-Mohtar Aug 28
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Stormy Ewa โ›ˆ๏ธ Aug 28
OH NO LITTLE BEAR BE CAREFUL
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Olivia Wood ๐Ÿพ retweeted
David H Aug 27
A lot of abused people are going to find twitter impossible to look at today, because they have their own stories they haven't yet dared tell. Or they tried to, weren't believed, and have career ending threats hanging over them. Give those you know some support
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Olivia Wood ๐Ÿพ retweeted
Elizabeth Sampat Aug 27
Replying to @twoscooters
- Many predators vocally support the demographic of their prey, work within organizations focused on the demographic they prey upon, and position themselves as allies to their prey. Doing so provides cover as well as feeding grounds. (See also: the Catholic Church, Boy Scouts)
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Olivia Wood ๐Ÿพ Aug 28
Replying to @Fuzzlette
Oh Les. All the things I wish to say are not fit for Twitter. But I am a ball of fury.
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