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18 Nov 2021

Jonathan Ponciano, Forbes

Activision Blizzard CEO allegedly knew about employee rape allegations for years; incl. co. comment

"Activision Stock Plunges After Report CEO Bobby Kotick Knew Of Employee Rape Allegations For Years," 16 Nov. 2021

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick allegedly knew for years about serious allegations of employee misconduct but sometimes kept board members completely in the dark about the alleged incidents, the Wall Street Journal reported ... , adding to a slew of a scrutiny facing the video game behemoth since California authorities sued the company ... over allegations of widespread harassment and discrimination.

... In a statement, Activision said the report "presents a misleading view" of the company and its CEO, and claimed "instances of sexual misconduct that were brought to [Kotick's] attention were acted upon."

... “We will not be silenced until Bobby Kotick has been replaced as CEO, and continue to hold our original demand for third-party review by an employee-chosen source,” ABK Workers Alliance, a group of workers across Activision’s studios, said on Twitter ... . “We are staging a walkout today. We welcome you to join us.”