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Bobby Kotick is not long for this world....(Bombshell reporting on his being aware of harassment and poor working condition issues for years at Activision)


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First to set the table, here's a summary of the article. A bombshell report from the Wall Street Journal:

 

 

This escalated with employee walkouts and calls for his resignation. Even more reporting on unequal pay:

 

 

As some of you may be aware, Activion Blizzard was sued this year for issues regarding harassment, poor working conditions, unequal pay for female staff and more:

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/21/business/activision-blizzard-california-lawsuit.html

 

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A California state agency is suing Activision Blizzard, the video game maker that produces Call of Duty, over claims of sexual harassment and discrimination.

 

After a two-year investigation, the state’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court that Activision fostered a “‘frat boy’ workplace culture.” Executives sexually harassed women, the agency said, and male employees openly joked about rape and drank alcohol while engaging in “inappropriate behavior” toward women at their cubicles during events known as “cube crawls.”

The lawsuit added that women were routinely paid less than men for similar work and were less likely to be promoted.

 

Activision’s workplace “is a breeding ground for harassment and discrimination against women,” the agency wrote. “Female employees are subjected to constant sexual harassment, including having to continually fend off unwanted sexual comments and advances by their male co-workers and supervisors and being groped at the ‘cube crawls’ and other company events.”

 

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Things have progressed now with Both Jim Ryan at Playstation and Phil Spencer at Xbox putting out statements with regard to "Evaluating all aspects of their relationship with Activistion" and outright saying the companies response to the allegations have been wanting.

 

 

 

 

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