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Last week, DOOM Eternal composer Mick Gordon released a statement (via Medium) accusing the game's executive producer Marty Stratton of lying about the circumstances surrounding the game's soundtrack, and using "disinformation and innuendo" to blame him for its failure.

The game's publisher Bethesda has now issued an official response - labelling Gordon's recent post as a "one-sided and unjust account of an irreparable professional relationship" and rejecting "the distortion of the truth and selective presentation of incomplete facts". It went on to state how it was "ready with full and complete documented evidence to disclose in an appropriate venue as needed".

Bethesda's message goes on to mention how the statement by Gordon has incited "harassment and threats of violence" against Marty and sound designer Chad Mossholder, and that any threats at team members would be met with "swift and appropriate action".

Although there's seemingly bad blood between Marty and Mick, Bethesda further noted how it remains "incredibly proud of id's previous collaborations with Mick Gordon" and asked fans to refrain from reaching conclusions based on this single account.

Gordon's statement last week focused on Stratton's "open letter" which was posted on the DOOM subreddit back in 2010 - with Stratton explaining the "issues" that came up during the making of the OST. Here's part of what Mick had to say last week:

"... He [Marty Stratton] published a 2500+ word “open letter” on a fan-run Reddit page that singled me out as the sole cause behind the botched OST. The post attracted thousands of comments and news articles and severely damaged my personal and professional reputation. Worst of all, he did it behind my back whilst leading me on with a bulls**t story about working together on a professional solution to the problem."

You can get a much more thorough breakdown of what Mick Gordon had to say in our previous coverage:

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