Dark Horse Comics has decided to cut ties with Scott Allie after the former editor-in-chief was accused of sexual abuse by co-worker Shawna Gore. 

Gore, who worked at the company from 1997 to 2011, took to Twitter on Wednesday (June 24) to describe the abuse she faced, which took place over the course of 14 years.

"Scott Allie sexually harassed me, sexually assaulted me, and retaliated against me, causing a negative impact on my career. All of these things happened over the course of 14 years. This is a pattern of chronic, escalating and unchecked abuse that was not related to his alcohol use. This was and is illegal behavior that he needs to be held accountable for,” she wrote.

She went on to describe an incident that happened in 1999 where the accused allegedly “slid his left hand” down her pants in a minivan during a company trip. She asserts that he was not drunk at the time of the incident.

“Scott slid his hand into my waistband and down to my underwear. For the next 10-15 minutes, I had to physically wrestle against Scott to prevent him from forcibly penetrating me with his fingers,” she wrote.

Gore added that she was not the only victim of Allie’s abuse. In 2015, Allie, after getting drunk, allegedly assaulted a writer at a party.

“I am speaking up about this now because there is an endless stream of stories about this kind of predatory behavior and abuse in the comics industry. After Scott drunkenly assaulted a friend of mine during a industry mixer at San Diego Comic-con in 2015, he entered rehab and admitted to engaging in abusive behaviors while he was drinking. Not once has he addressed his other predatory behaviors. Not once has he acknowledged the countless horrible things he has done to me and other people he worked with while he was perfectly sober,” she wrote.

Gore concluded her long message saying, "As someone who suffered physical humiliation at his hands more times than I can count, and whose career was impacted in numerous ways by his turbulent feelings for me — none of which involved his drinking problems — I am speaking up now to say that Scott has not changed, because he has not yet addressed the things he has done that were NOT related to drinking. He has done no work. He has paid no dues. And his actions over the long span of his career have deeply and gravely impacted the work of industry professionals who deserved better and deserve to be believed.”

Following the allegations from the former editor, Dark Horse released a statement saying, “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."

Allie resigned from his position at the publishing house in 2017, however, he continued to work as a freelance writer and editor.

The #ProtestToo hashtag was a play on 2017's global #MeToo movement that exposed sexual assault and harassment in high-profile industries The #ProtestToo hashtag was a play on 2017's global #MeToo movement that exposed sexual assault and harassment in high-profile industries Photo: AFP / Lillian SUWANRUMPHA