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  • Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit Against Sony Dismissed

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    Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit Against Sony Dismissed

    An amended complaint may be filed still.

    A sexual discrimination lawsuit filed against Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has been dismissed by a federal judge.

    This lawsuit was originally filed by a former SIE employee, Emma Majo, back in November 2021. In the suit, the plaintiff says that SIE did not offer the same career advancements to women as it did to men. The lawsuit also claims that SIE violated the Equal Pay Act and wrongfully terminated her employment at the...
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  • $18 Million Activision Blizzard Settlement Approved by US Judge

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    $18 Million Activision Blizzard Settlement Approved by US Judge

    A drop in the bucket for the developer/publisher.

    One of the several sexual harassment lawsuits levied against Activision Blizzard has been settled. A US judge approved an $18 million (USD) settlement between Activision Blizzard and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

    Like many of the other lawsuits against the company, this one included several counts of sexual harassment, sexual discrimination, issues with how the company handled pregnancies, and retaliation...
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  • 8 Additional Women Claim Sexual Harassment and Discrimination at Sony

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    8 Additional Women Claim Sexual Harassment and Discrimination at Sony

    Workers describe lack of promotions for women, porn in the workplace, and other issues.

    Eight former and current Sony Interactive Entertainment employees have accused Sony of various forms of sexism in the workplace. These are according to court documents that were filed on Tuesday and first reported on by Axios.

    Emma Majo, a former security analyst, filed a lawsuit against Sony for gender discrimination and wrongful termination in November 2021. She wants this to become...
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  • Nintendo President Doug Bowser Calls Situation at Activision Blizzard 'Disturbing'

    Bowser joins the likes of Sony and Microsoft in condemning Activision Blizzard.

    Nintendo has now also joined with Sony and Microsoft in condemning the sexual misconduct and overall deplorable workplace situation at Activision Blizzard. This comes from a new report by Fanbyte that says Nintendo president Doug Bowser sent out a company-wide email wherein he called the allegations against Activision Blizzard "distressing and disturbing."

    Below are some excerpts...
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  • Bobby Kotick to Consider Leaving If He Cannot Fix Problems at Activision Blizzard

    Retire, Bobby.

    During a meeting with other senior managers and executives at Activision Blizzard, CEO Bobby Kotick said that he would consider leaving the company if he is unable to fix the issues that he helped to create. Kotick did seem to stop just short of saying that he would step down in the meeting that took place this past Friday. He merely left the door cracked open a bit if the issues weren't fixed "with speed."

    This report comes from The Wall Street...
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  • Activision CEO Bobby Kotick Knew for Years About Sexual Misconduct; Employees Walk Out Demanding Resignation

    A damning report says the Activision Blizzard CEO knew for years about horrific incidents and did nothing.

    Employees are calling for the resignation of Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick following some new and very damning revelations into the role he played in the toxic workplace culture at the studio. On Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal published a detailed report about how Kotick handled, or failed to handle, the sexual-misconduct lawsuit filed by the California Department of...
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  • As Expected, Activision Blizzard is Looking to Weasel Way Out of California Lawsuit

    The game studio has requested additional time in order to investigate potential ethics violations.

    Activision Blizzard has just requested for additional time in their legal battle against the California Department of Fair and Equal Housing. The studio says that they need time in order to investigate and possibly disqualify the lawsuit that was brought on by the DFEH back in July 2021. This request stems from a potential ethics violation that sprung up from its other legal battle that...
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  • Activision Blizzard Lawsuits Hit a Major Snag

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    Activision Blizzard Lawsuits Hit a Major Snag

    There may be a conflict of interests that are muddying the waters.

    Stick with me on this, because this is probably going to be a little confusing. At the end of September 2021, Activision Blizzard settled a lawsuit brought on by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for the lowly amount of $18 million (USD). This lawsuit would be used to "compensate and make amends" for employees impacted by the rampant sexual discrimination and harassment that has been...
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  • Activision Blizzard Settles Equal Employment Lawsuit for Just $18 Million

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    Activision Blizzard Settles Equal Employment Lawsuit for Just $18 Million

    Stop me if you've heard this one before.

    Original: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is now suing Activision Blizzard over its alleged rampant sexual harassment and discrimination. The lawsuit was filed today, Monday September 27, 2021 in a California court. This lawsuit is based off of a three-year long investigation by the EEOC into the workplace conditions that have now become very well known amongst the general public.

    The investigation is said...
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    Last edited by Shawn Zipay; 09-27-2021, 07:03 PM. Reason: Updated to include settlement information.

  • SEC Now Investigating Activision Blizzard

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    SEC Now Investigating Activision Blizzard

    Bobby Kotick has been subpoenaed.

    The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has launched an investigation into Activision Blizzard. The government agency will be looking into how Activision Blizzard has handled, or mishandled, the numerous cases of sexual harassment, toxic workplace environments, abuse, and discrimination.

    This comes after the state of California sued Activision Blizzard in July over the aforementioned allegations, and then later expanded...
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  • California Expands Lawsuit Against Activision Blizzard to Include Temporary Workers

    The state of California also says the studio interfered with its investigation.

    California has just expanded its lawsuit against Activision Blizzard. The state's Department of Fair Employment and Housing are now adding in temporary workers to the full-time female employees that they are already representing in the lawsuit. The state also claims that Activision Blizzard actively interfered with their investigation.

    This new report comes from Axios, whom have seen a copy...
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  • More of Blizzard's 'Frat Boy' Culture Revealed in New Report

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    More of Blizzard's 'Frat Boy' Culture Revealed in New Report

    The toxic culture extends far into Blizzard's past but the merger with Activision just made it worse.

    A new report from Bloomberg has uncovered even more details about the "frat boy" like culture that has been festering for years at Activision Blizzard. This includes an incident from 2018 involving then Blizzard chief information officer Derrick Ingalls. While addressing the departure of chief technology officer Ben Kilgore, Ingalls made a crude joke about having sex with...
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  • Bobby Kotick Claims 'People will be Held Responsible for Their Actions'

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    Bobby Kotick Claims 'People will be Held Responsible for Their Actions'

    What about Bobby's actions? Who will hold him accountable?

    Activision Blizzard shared their Q2 2021 financial results today with the public. During the earnings call, Activision Blizzard said that they had a "commitment to a safe working environment." They also promised that they would take "swift action to ensure a safe and welcoming work environment for all employees."

    Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick said that "people will be held accountable...
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  • Activision Blizzard Employees Form an 'Alliance' and Denounce the Law Firm Hired by the Company

    One step closer to unionizing.

    A group of employees from a number of Activision Blizzard studios have joined together to form what they are calling the ABK Workers Alliance. This group has sent a joint letter to Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick and the executive leadership team within the company. This letter openly criticizes the law firm, WilmerHale, that Activision Blizzard management have hired to serve as a third-party auditor for the company.

    The letter, provided...
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  • Blizzard President J. Allen Brack is Leaving the Company

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    Blizzard President J. Allen Brack is Leaving the Company

    He's leaving to "pursue new opportunities."

    Blizzard president J. Allen Brack has officially stepped down just a couple of weeks after he was named and shamed as part of a larger Activision Blizzard lawsuit. The lawsuit specifically named Brack as one of the numerous people involved in the widespread sexual harassment and discrimination happening within the company.

    Official confirmation of Brack's departure came via the Blizzard website. The statement notes...
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