This is what happens when you give social outcasts any power over a project whatsoever. Drama drama drama. The attention they never received, they take out on their employees. I worked for a company like this. The senior designer made a very concerted effort to degrade and belittle everyone who worked under him. There were some yes men who would just take it in the chin, but the few of us who stood up and tried to say something were just tossed aside when we confronted the CEO about his behaviour.
The video game industry is filled with drama like this. It's a very immature industry, and those in power don't have the balls or the smarts to fire really bad team leaders.