Report: Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick Would Consider Leaving if Misconduct Issues Aren’t Fixed Quickly - Outstanding news

Report: Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick Would Consider Leaving if Misconduct Issues Aren’t Fixed Quickly



Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has reportedly told the company’s senior management that he would consider leaving if the misconduct and toxic work culture issues aren’t fixed quickly. According to the Wall Street Journal, Kotick met with management on Friday to state that he was not stepping down right now, but it would be a possibility if the issues couldn’t be fixed “with speed.” This is following a previous Wall Street Journal report from last week about Kotick’s alleged knowledge and sheltering of harassers, as well as his own reported mistreatment of women.
The company’s misconduct issues came to light back in July when a lawsuit was filed in California for discrimination and sexual harassment against its employees. The lawsuit detailed years of inappropriate behavior from male employees, as well as discrimination that included promoting male colleagues of female colleagues in case the latter became pregnant and pay discrepancies. Since the lawsuit was filed, “more than 500 additional internal reports of harassment, assaults, other misconduct and other issues” have been made to the company, which they are currently investigating. Despite knowledge of the sexual assault and abuse allegations at Activision, Kotick hid them from investors. This included failing to inform the board of directors of rape allegations made in 2016 and 2017 and the resulting out-of-court settlement, and stepping in to shelter a studio ...
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