Cards Against Humanity co-founder Max Temkin has left the company, effective June 9, the company announced, and no longer has an active role, although he remains a co-owner.  The change was made after a series of allegations by former employees, beginning on June 6, that Temkin created a toxic work environment in the company’s Chicago office for years.

The company announced additional steps it was taking, including hiring a specialist firm to review and improve HR, hiring, and management practices to make them more inclusive transparent, and equitable; and hiring an outside organization to lead workplace training for all partners and employees focusing on communication and unconscious bias at work.

Convention organizer ReedPop announced last Friday that it was cutting ties with Temkin and Cards Against Humanity, which collaborated with ReedPOP’s C2E2 show on the CAH Comedy Theater at C2E2.  "The allegations brought forward regarding Cards Against Humanity and Max Temkin are disturbing and stand against what we as a team want to give a platform to and promote, "the company said in a Tweet.  "…C2E2 and the rest of the ReedPop Shows will no longer be working with Cards Against Humanity."

Cards Against Humanity has been diversifying beyond its core game business recently, opening a board game café in Chicago last year (see "CAH To Open Chicago Board Game Café"), and acquiring a humor website earlier this year (see "Cards Against Humanity Buys Clickhole").