LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Matt Bissonnette and members of Navy SEALs Team 6 have battled allegations about “Medal of Honor: Warfighter” since earlier this summer. Tonight, the controversy about the Electronic Arts video game is heating up again.
In August, the LA Times claimed that Matt Bissonnette allegedly was a secret consultant on Medal of Honor: Warfighter. The Times claimed that Matt Bissonnette allegedly established a consulting firm to purportedly consult on the game. “[Matt Bissonnette's] firm, Silent R, has been working with the Los Angeles developers of “Warfighter,” a shooting game that takes place in Afghanistan and elsewhere.”
The Times added that “as a result, the team consulted with several special forces members to make sure the settings, weapons and other aspects of the fighting within the game was realistic. One of those consultants was Bissonnette.” At the time, Jeff Brown, a spokesman for Electronic Arts, refused to comment about the name of the consultants on the game.
Tonight, CBS is claiming that several current and former members of SEAL Team Six are under investigation by military officials for the same video game.. Bissonnette is not mentioned by CBS in its report and is not listed under investigation.
The report reads “CBS News has learned a group of SEALs has been disciplined for revealing secrets.” The report claims “Four other members of the team who have since transferred out of the unit but are still on active duty are under investigation.” It adds “It is unclear what secrets members of SEAL Team Six gave away, but while serving as consultants for the game, they used classified material which had been given to them by the Navy. ” EA has yet to comment about the CBS report tonight.