Mod Reach has been "dismissed" from Jagex (make of that verb what you will) as of today, apparently, due to "serious misuse of moderator privileges."
It is with regret that we have some sad and unfortunate news to share with you. Today, Mod Reach was dismissed from employment at Jagex, following an investigation into serious misuse of moderator privileges. This was flagged to us by system checks which track and log code changes made to the live game. We were able to intercept the intended changes before anything could impact the game economy.While staff changes are not something we tend to share so publically, when both the integrity of the game and the team are put at risk we felt duty bound to make the community aware of what has happened.Obviously this unexpected news means we need some time to collect our thoughts and formulate plans for future projects. Once we have pulled all of this together we will of course share and discuss this with the community. Due to the sensitivities of the situation we are not going to be able to give any more detail at this time.We are determined to ensure Mod Reach’s departure does not detract from the great start to the year we have had. We want both the team and community to go from strength to strength and to take Old School RuneScape forward onto bigger and better things for many years to come.Thank you for your ongoing support.
I may have been living under a rock but I did not see this coming. I know there were issues with other moderators and unconfirmed reports/screenshots of abuse in the past floating around Reddit and whatnot, but is anyone as surprised as me to see this statement from Jagex? I know they aren't ready to share this information of specifically what happened yet, but I suppose it's good to see them taking a stand against this sort of stuff.