Today, video journalist and producer Alanah Pearce announced that she's leaving Rooster Teeth. She posted an eight-minute long explanation to YouTube, and also tweeted, "I cannot thank the Funhaus and Inside Gaming communities enough, and I will miss working so closely with every single member of BOTH teams I’ve had the pleasure of being a part of." This comes after the recent Rooster Teeth scandals involving Joel Heyman, Adam Kovic, Ryan Haywood, and Mike Quinn.
Why did Alanah Pearce leave Rooster Teeth?
Alanah Pearce is leaving Rooster Teeth for another opportunity she says she couldn't pass up. She does bring up the scandals, hinting to Adam Kovic and Ryan Haywood's departure after it was discovered they'd been leaking nudes to young women without their consent. "It was very difficult on the team, they took time off," Alanah said. "The team at Funhaus knows more about the situation than the public does. They learned more information," she added. Ultimately though, Alanah is not leaving because of the recent Rooster Teeth scandals.
"I want to be very clear that I'm 100 percent not leaving Funhaus because of what transpired there," Alanah states, adding, "The thing that I am going to do was something that was being discussed before that situation went down. But also I truly believe that the team at Funhaus is stronger now than they've been in a year, more positive than they've been in a while, I think. The timing really sucks," and did her best to express that she wished she wasn't leaving the team behind during this fragile moment in the company's history.
Alanah has been at Rooster Teeth (which owns/produces Funhaus and Inside Gaming) since 2018, so this is pretty big news for her community of followers. As of publication, her video already has 4,250 comments, and her tweet has nearly 20,000 likes. Renown video game journalist Geoff Keighley supportively tweeted, "Excited for the next chapter!"
Excited for the next chapter!— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) October 29, 2020
Many followed those sentiments. "I am so excited for what you do next. Thank you for all that you brought to the team and the influence your work will continue to have going forward. Here's to the next chapter!" James Willems tweeted.
I am so excited for what you do next. Thank you for all that you brought to the team and the influence your work will continue to have going forward. Here's to the next chapter!— James Willems (@JamesWillems) October 29, 2020
"Best of luck on your next journey! It was a pleasure to have you as a guest at Bungie to create content for Destiny as a member of the RT team. See you on the other side," DeeJ, part of the Bungie team, tweeted.
Best of luck on your next journey! It was a pleasure to have you as a guest at Bungie to create content for Destiny as a member of the RT team. See you on the other side.— DeeJ (@DeeJ_BNG) October 29, 2020
The Australian native has been hinting about doing more outside her scope of work for a little while. Just this past August, she posted an Instagram photo with the caption, "My one big goal for this year was to finish one of the various pieces of fiction I’ve been writing forever (legit, I’ve been writing books since I learned to write), by my birthday. It’s my birthday. I fuckin finished it... but just a first draft OK DON’T @ ME."
It's obvious that Alanah is going big places, and that's so exciting to see.