The Wall Street Journal report makes disturbing allegations about Kotik's handling of harassment complaints. Bobby Kotik became CEO. Take decisive action or report allegations of abuse to the company's board of directors. p>
READ MORE Blizzard Diablo IV delays Overwatch 2 amid CEO departure. The journal report also adds a new dimension to this surprising event. Former Blizzard boss Jennifer O'Neal, who announced she was leaving the company earlier this month, is leaving the company, just three months after being promoted to help play former president Jay. Alan Brock. Oneal reportedly complained to a corporate lawyer who had previously experienced sexual harassment at the company, pushed inequality to Blizzard CEO Mike Yabarra, and didn't believe the company's executive leadership could change its culture. Have complained. "I have been coded, marginalized and discriminated against," wrote Anal. The magazine also reported that Dan Banting, director of Call of Duty Treyarch Studios, is accused of sexually harassing an employee. In 2017. While an internal report in 2019 recommended Banting's launch, Kotick reportedly stepped in to allow Banting to stay with the company after consultation. According to the newspaper, Benatting resigned after being questioned by the magazine.
According to the magazine, Kotik provided information about these and other charges to the Activision Board, who was in hiding. Kotik himself was harassed, and reportedly threatened to kill his assistant in a voicemail in response to one in 2006. An Activision spokesperson told the newspaper that Kotik "apologies quickly 16 years ago. The voicemail is clearly exaggerated and inappropriate, and he deeply regrets the exaggeration and tone." his voicemail to this day." Advertising
Activision slams 'false and misleading' report
Read more Kotick apologizes for 'deafness' response, vows to take action after complaint [Updated in response to explosive allegations in this article, Kotik Share In a video message with employees, he said the magazine's report "paints a false and misleading view of our company, myself, and my leadership." In those notes, Kotik reaffirmed his commitment to “creating a fun and inclusive workplace,” saying that “anyone who believes in a more accepting and inclusive workplace doesn’t really appreciate the importance of that to me.” /p>
In a statement to Bloomberg and other media, an Activision spokesperson reiterated his frustration that the report "presents a misleading and misleading view of Activision Blizzard and our CEO. The Wall Street Journal is ignoring major changes that are taking place to make the industry the most accessible and diffuse place to work." .. " p>
The Activision Board of Directors has issued a separate statement on Kotik. He said the board is "confident that Bobby Kotick has addressed workplace issues properly" and is "committed to making Activision Blizzard the most acceptable and inclusive company in the industry." p> Zoom / Activision Publishing Office in Santa Monica, CA Activision < p> This statement is for many employees The ABK labor union today publicly called for the resignation of its employees, saying “we will not remain silent until Bobby Kotik is replaced as CEO.” This comes after the “March for Equality” the group helped organize in July. Among the concrete changes to Activision's arbitration, hiring and diversity policies, Kotaku reported that more than 100 employees gathered outside Blizzard's headquarters in Ervin to demand Kotik's resignation on Tuesday afternoon. "We are fully committed to creating a safe, inclusive and valuable environment," Activision said in a statement to The Washington Post. An environment for all of our employees around the world. "We support their right to express their opinions and concerns in a safe and respectful manner, without fear of reprisals." In July, Kotik Majbo apologized for the company's initial response to the public disclosure. The California suit was described by Kotick as "a deafening tone." Activision kept information about the California complaint secret from shareholders for two years before it was made public, which led to a class action lawsuit by shareholders who said the secrecy was "economically damaged." p>
Kotick ordered and received it. He cut his salary dramatically in the last month, cutting his total pay to just $62,500 "until the board realizes we've met the gender transformation goals and other commitments outlined above." Kotik stock is down 6 percent today, having offset $1.75 million in cuts to $875,000 in April, after pressure from investors calling their wages "excessive." Soon it fell sharply. After publishing the magazine report this morning. This reduction brings the company's total value to its lowest level since May last year. p>
After the bomb was reported, Activision employees walked out and demanded the CEO's resignation.