|Ex-devs wife lays into Realtime World's boss, "p*ssed away millions"|
|Posted: 25.08.2010 13:07 by Simon Priest||Comments: 2|
Lucy Halliwell has neither "the class nor the restraint" of her husband she admits, as she pours scorn on RTW's Dave Jones and Ian Hetherington.
The two are "getting away" with not paying over 200 staff, and have "fiddled their way" into buying back MyWorld "for cheap." Rich enough to pay staff.
See Lucy Halliwell's at RTW below:
I have neither the class nor the restraint my husband has displayed. We’re selling our beautiful home and land, rehoming our pets and I’m up tonight wondering what we have in the cupboard to feed the babies tomorrow as we cannot afford shop bought baby food right now. We had to sooth our 4 year old child’s crying as she loaded up her beloved pet which we had to give away to a good home and we’re still the lucky ones. Luke has another job to go to but he has not been paid money due him by Realtime Worlds and it’s going to be a couple of months before his new wages come in.
Dave Jones and Ian Hetherington have pissed away millions, they are getting away with not paying over 200 employees for the work that they have done and have fiddled their way to being able to buy back Project:MyWorld for cheap. Moreover these very people have enough personal wealth to pay the money owed to the individuals and families whose lives they have left shattered, heck Dave could probably pay them all just by selling one of his beloved cars. So I’m more than a little pissed off, but mothers get like that when their kids are hurting.
So Dave Jones if I end up having to put a bullet in my own horse’s head because no welfare charity has space for him I am going to barter my last possessions to have a fork lift driver dump his 800kg bloody carcass on the top of your favourite car.
It's always a tragedy when a development studio closes its doors, but in the case of Realtime Worlds that might not happen if investors take enough interest to keep it afloat. Unfortunately that's not going to offer much comfort to those cut loose.