A new lawsuit alleges widespread sexual harassment at Activision Blizzard | Photo Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The president of Blizzard Entertainment sent an email to staff calling allegations of sexual harassment at the company extremely troubling. First reported by Jason Schreier at Bloomberg , J. Allen Brack wrote that the fight for equality is incredibly important to me, and that he has spent his career fighting against bro culture. The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) filed suit against Blizzard and owner Activision Blizzard on Tuesday, alleging a culture of constant sexual harassment existed at the company. The complaint describes a frat boy culture that included male employees drinking and sexually harassing female employees without repercussions. Brack is named in the complaint as being one of the Continue reading
Mike Morhaime, ex-Blizzard boss, has released a statement regarding recent claims about the company. He said: Im ashamed. Activision Blizzard was sued by the State of California over alleged fratboy culture which it claims created harassment and discrimination towards women. Ex-Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime. Plaintiffs allege a culture of sexual harassment at Blizzard Entertainment (maker  Ex-Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime on allegations: I am Shameful
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Source: Blizzard Entertainment This week, a round of fresh allegations hit the beleaguered publisher. A three-year investigation from Californias department of employment and housing kicked off legal proceedings against Activision Blizzard, alleging a culture of sexist attitudes towards women, pay disparity, and harassment which may have even contributed to an employees suicide. Another report  The post Why is Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick cowering behind subordinates? appeared first on TECHTELEGRAPH .
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Summary List Placement A video showing Activision Blizzard executives joking about over-sexualized female video game characters resurfaced this week after California sued the
Summary List Placement A video showing Activision Blizzard executives joking about over-sexualized female video game characters resurfaced this week after California sued the company , accusing the gaming giant of having a "frat boy" culture where women were routinely harassed. The video, from 2010, shows a woman asking the executives at a panel about female characters in the online game "World of Warcraft." "I love the fact that you have a lot of very strong female characters, however, I was wondering if we could have some that don''t look like they''ve stepped out of a Victoria''s Secret catalog?" the woman asked. The panel, made up of all men, laughed and asked which catalog she would rather the characters come out of. Oh god, I''d not seen this before. It''s heartbreaking. Here''s a 2010 Blizzcon panel in which a fan was brave enough to ask a panel full of men, including J. Allen Brack (left) & Alex Afrasiabi (right) whether there''s scope for some of WoW''s female characters to be less sexualised pic.twitter.com/Elaf3K7KVc Chris Bratt (@chrisbratt) July 23, 2021 During the panel, J.
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The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) filed a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard this week over alleged sexual harassment and discrimination against women. In a memo to staff obtained by Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier , Blizzard Entertainment president J. Allen Brack wrote that "the allegations and the hurt of current and former employees are extremely troubling." Brack wrote that everyone should feel safe at Blizzard and that "it is completely unacceptable for anyone in the company to face discrimination or harassment." He noted it requires courage for people to come forward with their stories, and that all claims brought to the company are taken seriously and investigated. Blizzard president J. Allen Brack sent out an email to staff last night addressing the allegations from this week''s explosive lawsuit, calling them "extremely troubling" and saying that he''d be "meeting with many of you to answer questions and discuss how we can move forward." pic.twitter.com/NsMV6CNdTE Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) July 23, 2021 "People with different backgrounds, views, and experiences are essential for Blizzard, our teams, and our player community," Brack wrote. "I disdain ''bro culture,'' and have spent my career fighting against it." In the suit , the DFEH made a string of accusations against former World of Warcraft senior creative director Alex Afrasiabi.
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Source: Coolcaesar / Wikimedia Commons Its no surprise that a lawsuit as explosive as the one filed by the Californias Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) against Activision Blizzard would cause a stir internally. According to Bloombergs Jason Schreier, two very different emails were sent out to Activision Blizzard employees this week one  The post Activision Blizzard execs send two very different emails in response to lawsuit appeared first on TECHTELEGRAPH .
One company has decided to address the issues publicly, given their past relationship with Activision Blizzard. That would be Bungie, who partnered with Activision to launch Destiny back in 2014 after they left Microsoft and Halo behind. Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2021/07/23/bungie-issues-statement-on-activision-blizzard-harassment-allegations/
California''s Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a civil complaint Wednesday claiming the company violated state laws by allowing a ''pervasive frat boy workplace culture''
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