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You guys already know about the S8x Scandal that raged though Activision-Blizzard (Mainly Blizzard) some months ago. Well, further news has come in - this time implicating Activision, all the way to the top- 1) CEO Bobby Kotick knew all about the sexual harassment cases in the company for years, but he hid it from the Shareholders/Board of Directors From Source: Call of Duty gamemaker Activision Blizzard CEO knew of harassment complaints long before workplace turmoil erupted at the video game giant, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Activision chief Bobby Kotick has for years been looped into reports of abuses that included an allegation of rape, but did not share all that he knew with the board of directors, according to the report. A spokesperson responding to an AFP inquiry said the Journal story presented a "misleading" view of the company and its chief executive. "Instances of sexual misconduct that were brought to his attention were acted upon," the spokesperson told AFP. Source: https://tech.hindustantimes.com/gaming/news/call-of-duty-gamemaker-activision-blizzard-ceo-knew-of-abuse-complaints-report-71637112850192.html https://www.wsj.com/articles/activision-videogames-bobby-kotick-sexual-misconduct-allegations-11637075680 2) Jen ONeal, the lady who was appointed co-head of Blizzard after J Allen Brack's departure (Due to the sexual harrassment), resigned due to being paid less than her male co-worker (with whom she shared position as head of Blizzard) 3) Activision-Blizzard workers are staging a walk-out, demanding Bobby Kotick's resignation From Source: Activision Blizzard Inc. employees said they will walk out Tuesday and press Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick to step down, following a report that he was aware for years of sexual misconduct claims at one of the biggest U.S. video game publishers and that he has been accused of mistreatment by several women. “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,” the ABK Workers Alliance said in a tweet. The Wall Street Journal published a story Tuesday detailing allegations of rape at one of Activision’s studios and said Kotick had been informed of the alleged incidents, which occurred in 2016 and 2017, as well as an out-of-court settlement, and failed to report them to the board. The newspaper cites interviews, company emails, regulatory requests and other internal documents that informed its reporting that Kotick knew about employee misconduct in many parts of the company. It reports on settlements, including in cases where Kotick himself is accused of mistreatment. Source and Full story: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/activision-plummets-report-ceo-knew-163518641.html Welp! This drama is keeping on taking new turns. How can a company get into such a mess? What kind of special stupidity is required to pay the female head you appointed less for the same work - that too while in the middle of a sexual harassment case lol.