Mike Wewerka commented on [Update] Former Naughty Dog employee says he was sexually harassed, fired, and offered $20K to keep quiet:
I'm not taking sides here, but... I will say this. Anytime you contact HR about a situation remotely like this one, you always do it via email first. This way you can forward a timestamped copy to yourself or someone else or even screen shot your email to them. This establishes two very important things. 1.) the fact YOU sent the claim to their HR dept. and 2.) provides you with their response, either one of two ways. They brush it off and never answer or they acknowledge it, either way, you got them. Also, if you can, depending on your email application, add a read receipt.
In this situation, regardless of where the truth lies, this gentleman has no legs to stand on. Unless someone comes forward on his behalf with legitimate proof and not just subjective heresy, it's sadly another case of he said, he/she said. 17 months is a long time to wait to file a claim, despite the fact that many people do it years later. There may have been someone there who was willing to stand up for him, but perhaps that person is now gone or worse, promoted and doesn't want to lose their new job, so now they won't speak up. Point is, if you EVER file a claim like this one, make sure you DOCUMENT everything you do, have proof. Stuff like this happens a lot and in most cases happens long enough for people to collect the evidence they need. Hell, while it may not be admissible in court, record the person harassing you, it'll be enough to play for their bosses and will be enough to vindicate you and have them fired.
Again, I'm not taking side or saying he's lying. What I am saying is, it's going to be hard for him to prove anything if there is no proof that he even brought it up. I'll end with this, if he is telling the truth, I hope he gets everything he deserves. Nobody should ever have to put up with that type of behavior. On the flip side, if he's lying because they fired him, then he should have to pay the price. You can't be the boy who cried wolf anymore, to many people legitimately get harassed and it's becoming harder to identify the real victims.