VICE Media, Inc. founded in 1994 under the initial
name of Voice of Montreal, currently led by Shane Smith, originating from
Montreal. Vice expanded primarily into youth and young adult-focused digital
media including online content like web series, news, film production studio
and a record label at different locations around the world. It is reported that
it found four legal settlements involving allegations of sexual harassment or
defamation against Vice employees. Additionally, it is also reported that more
than twenty other women who are employees of Vice had witnessed or experienced
sexual misconduct at the work place. Also there is a ‘boy’s club’ culture at
Vice which promoted unprofessional attitude or behavior that spread throughout
the company. The founders of Vice, Shane Smith and Suroosh Avi has given a
statement saying, “We have failed as a company to create a safe and inclusive
workplace where everyone, especially women, can feel respected and thrive”.