Pressure is mounting on Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, as his role in his company’s sexism scandal comes under fresh scrutiny.
The game company been in crisis ever since the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) filed a lawsuit in July, describing its workplace as a “breeding ground for harassment and discrimination against women.” On Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal published a bombshell report that raises questions about Kotick’s own complicity in this crisis, focusing on his handling of historical harassment claims.
We covered the new revelations on Tuesday. Things have escalated in the days since. A growing chorus is calling for Kotick to step down and the company’s stock has been downgraded by a top analyst. Crucially, however, the board of the company he has led for 30 years stands by him. Here are the key developments in recent days: