What you need to know
- Activision Blizzard is currently facing a lawsuit from the State of California.
- The lawsuit alleges misconduct at multiple levels, including sexist workplace practices.
- Over 800 Activision Blizzard employees have signed a letter calling Activision Blizzard's response so far "abhorrent and insulting" while also calling for "immediate corrections."
Activision Blizzard, the company behind major franchises such as Call of Duty and World of Warcraft, is currently the subject of a lawsuit from the State of California, accusing the corporation of sexist workplace practices and other misconduct, following a two-year investigation. Activision Blizzard's response so far has been mixed, with Blizzard president J. Allen Brack calling the investigation's findings "extremely troubling." Meanwhile, Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs Frances Townsend referred to the lawsuit as "meritless and irresponsible."
On Monday, we learned over 800 Activision Blizzard employees have signed an open letter calling for immediate reform and denouncing Activision Blizzard's response to the lawsuit. The letter, as relayed by Polygon, states the following.
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has not yet given a statement on these ongoing events.
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