Activision-Blizzard is the studio behind the hit game “Call of Duty”. – Jeff Schear / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP
Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, accused by employees of wanting to stifle abusive behavior and harassment complaints, reportedly spoke to group officials about his possible loss. Mission, if he fails to quickly resolve the problems in the company, according to press reports.
The director “has indicated to executives that he will consider leaving the company if he cannot quickly resolve the culture issues within the video game giant,” Ã © wrote the Wall Street Journal on Sunday, November 21, citing sources familiar with the matter.
Group employees blame their boss for knowing about harassment complaints and rape charges long before the scandal became public but for not having shared all of this information with the board of directors.
More than 150 Activision Blizzard employees demonstrated in front of the video game publisher’s headquarters on November 16, calling for his departure, and dozens of workers rallied During the day, in person and virtually, as already in July. Shut-offs are extremely rare in large technology companies in the United States.
The creator of the blockbuster Call of Duty was accused at the end of July by a California authority of fostering a culture of harassment, sexist and toxic, and of career inequalities. A lawsuit has been filed in a Los Angeles court.
The video game giant said in mid-October that “more than 20 people” had left the company in light of reports and accusations, and that more than twenty other employees s had been disciplined while remaining employed by Activision.