CEO of Activision Blizzard is also charged with abuse and harassment
Unless you have been living under a rock in recent months, you will surely be aware of all the chaos that currently exists within Activision Blizzard. After an investigation will reveal cases of harassment and discrimination within the company, a New report now suggests that Bobby Kick, CEO, was always aware that this type of problems existed internally, but decided to hide them from the Board of Directors.
This report is courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, who cite nearby sources of Activision Blizzard, as well as a few internal documents, such as their main sources for this research. Apparently, kick always knew that within the company there were cases of abuse, harassment and discrimination, but preferred not to say anything about it to avoid damaging the reputation of Activision Blizzard. As mentioned, Kick He even received direct accusations of rape in his email, and he did not mean anything.
But that s not all, since they report that over there of 2006, the kick itself threatened one of the assistants of him via a voice message, this after having harassed her in the facilities of Activision. Similarly, it is mentioned that in 2007, Kick was sued for having unjustifiably dismissed a stewardess from one of her private jets, and had to compensate her with $200 thousand dollars a year later.
Before these recent accusations, the manager of Activision issued an answer on the official page of the company, saying that the aforementioned media article was imprecise and deceptive, besides that any person who Dude of my conviction in creating the safer and inclusive workspace, do not appreciate how important this company is for me.
Things do not end here, since now Jason Schrader, Reporter of Bloomberg, was informed about a protest that will take place today on the part of the employees of Activision Blizzard, who demand that Kick be replaced from his position as CEO.
Employees of Activision Blizzard mention that they will protest the day from Wall Street Journal detailing the knowledge of Bobby Kick about inappropriate sexual behavior and harassment within the company. They demand that Kick be replaced.
Recall that just a couple of months ago Kick was placed under investigation by the Federal Government of the United States, where its objective was not necessarily uncovered if Kick was directly involved or not with the cases of Harassment, but rather know exactly how much I knew about it. Well, this investigation seems to have thrown the results, and now it is kick who was wrapped in all the controversy.
Editor s note: Regardless of whether these accusations against Kick are true or not, the executive is now under the public gaze and should do something about it. The most logical thing would be to renounce the position while resolving these investigations, otherwise, Activision will be wrapped in an even much higher problem.