Activision: Kotick’s Resignation Petition Exceeds 1,000 Signatures

The trouble continues for Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision-Blizzard accused of having been aware for years of a particularly toxic and discriminatory environment against female employees of the company, and of having made himself the protagonist of an episode of harassment

If the Board of Directors has defended the CEO, we have on the other hand numerous employees of Activision-Blizzard furious and scandalized by the behaviour of the company leader. After publicly protesting, many colleagues scattered throughout Activision’s studies including Blizzard Entertainment, King, Infinity Ward, Raven Software, Toys for Bob, and others have given rise to a petition calling for

“We are no longer confident in Bobby Kotick’s leadership as Activision Blizzard CEO. The information that has emerged on its behaviour and practices in the management of our companies is contrary to the culture and integrity that we demand from our leadership and is directly in conflict with the initiatives undertaken by our colleagues. We ask that Bobby Kotick remove himself from the position of CEO of Activision Blizzard and that shareholders select the new CEO without Bobby’s contribution, who we know has a substantial share of the shareholders’ voting rights.”

The situation has shaken the main players in the videogaming industry including Jim Ryan of Sony, who said he was shocked by what he learned, and also Phil Spencer, who does not exclude reviewing his relationships with Activision.

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