Late in the day yesterday, allegations emerged surrounding longtime editor and comics pro Scott Allie. Shawna Gore recounted on her Twitter account a pattern of sexual assault from Allie that began in 1999. The pattern started two years into her time working at Dark Horse Comics and went on “for years.” She also mentioned a 2015 incident where Allie assaulted another writer, which was reported on back in 2015.
Gore’s tweet was retweeted over 2,000 times with over 5,000 likes and 419 replies at the time of this report. Longtime collaborator Mike Mignola took to Twitter a few hours later publically cutting times with Allie, and Dark Horse comics followed suit.
Dark Horse supports Mike Mignola and this decision.
More to come. https://t.co/WIDjOeYs2o
— Dark Horse Comics (@DarkHorseComics) June 24, 2020
Back in 2017, Allie stepped down from his position at Dark Horse, though he continued to work as a freelance writer and editor in some capacity with the company. Dark Horse followed up their tweet with a statement on Allie as well as their commitment to keeping their employees “safe, secure and supported in the workplace.”
We believe Shawna Gore. Effective immediately, Dark Horse Comics will not be working with Scott Allie now or in the future. We apologize to fans, creators and employees for all the damage and hurt Scott has caused. More: pic.twitter.com/kFWEqZUj6J
— Dark Horse Comics (@DarkHorseComics) June 25, 2020
Allie worked primarily at Dark Horse Comics from 1994 to 2017, working on books like B.P.R.D., The Umbrella Academy, and Abe Sapien.
If you are a victim of sexual assault or misconduct living in the United States and need help, contact RAINN at 800-656-4673 to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area. More information about the hotline can be found here. If you are an American living abroad there are international sexual assault resources available as well.