Recently, Jennifer Hepler, a writer for Dragon Age and Star Wars: The Old Republic has come under heavy criticism from fans. While fans critiqued her writing to begin with, things soon descended into a barrage of personal insults directed at Hepler, forcing her to close her twitter account.
In response to the attacks, BioWare has donated $1000 to Bullying Canada, and Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder of BioWare issued the follwoing statement:
"Jennifer is a valued, talented employee who has been with BioWare for many years and we hope will be with us for many more. It is awful that a few people have decided to make her a target for hate and threats, going so far as fabricating forum posts and attributing them to her, and singling her out for projects to which she has not contributed (i.e., Jennifer is not even a part of the Mass Effect writing team). All of us at BioWare support and will continue to support Jennifer fully, and are happy to see so many people out there are also supporting her during this difficult time."