Activision Blizzard board says there’s “no evidence” they tolerated any “reported” harassment

Wall Street Journal reported that Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick was aware of some allegations of sexual misconduct among the company’s staff but did not inform the board of directors. Well, Activision Blizzard’s board issued a statement yesterday saying that “an objective review” from external advisors “determined the Board never intentionally ignored or attempted to downplay the instances of gender harassment that occurred and were reported”, and that there is no evidence “suggesting any attempt by any senior executive or employee to conceal information from the Board.”

In fact, another, separate review of data concludes that “there was no widespread harassment, pattern or practice of harassment, or systemic harassment at Activision Blizzard or at any of its business units” in the United States between September 1st, 2016 and December 31st, 2021. Indeed, “based on the volume of reports, the amount of misconduct reflected is comparatively low for a company the size of Activision Blizzard.” You can read the SEC filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in full here.

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