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In November of last year, The Wall Street Journal published several complaints of harassment and toxic culture at work, carried out by Blizzard employees themselves, which were delivered by, among many people, office colleagues of the video game company, cases that also accused senior executives and other managers.
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High-ranking executives who were also accused of ignoring the different complaints, something that a recent report published by Activision Blizzard, which is the result of an internal review, indicates that it found no evidence that the high-ranking Company executives will look the other way at allegations of harassment.
Report that among several points, does not refer to the report of the Wall Street Journal, where they indicate that the executive director of Activision Blizzard, Bobby Kotick, annulled a determination of the human resources department, which indicated that a co-director of Treyarch, should be fired for an allegation of sexual harassment.
“Review of contemporary documentation and statements from relevant individuals shows that media criticism of Activision Blizzard’s Board and senior executives as insensitive to workplace issues is without merit,” Blizard said.
In addition, the report also acknowledges that there were “some substantiated cases of gender-based harassment” but said these were not evidence of systemic problems.
“Contrary to many of the allegations, the board and its outside advisers have determined that there is no evidence to suggest that Activision Blizzard’s senior executives intentionally ignored or attempted to downplay the instances of gender-based harassment that did occur and were reported,” states the report. document.