Internal emails reveal fragmented responses.
Last week, serious allegations were made against Activision Blizzard regarding sexual harassment of female employees. Reactions were, of course, many, including criticism from former Blizzard CEO Mike Morheim and demonstrations at world of cans The word blizzard.
Activision Blizzard issued an early statement denying the company’s image being painted, and that the investigation against them had failed. However, internal emails reveal different reactions from managers.
Jason Schreyer reveals Like this email sent by Blizzard top J. Allen Brack. It is believed that the behavior described in the lawsuit against the gaming giant “totally unacceptable”. Such a thing should not be tolerated and it encourages employees to be daring to open up without fear of penalties. Activision chief Rob Kostich says the allegations are true “Very annoying”.
Both directors sympathize with what the victims are feeling and want to find a way forward.
Internal email from Fran Townsend ( via Jason Schreyer) different tone. Activision Blizzard’s chief compliance officer rejects the allegations and says they’re offering one Distorted and false image, including factual and outdated errors and stories taken out of context – some over 10 years old.
I was certain that I joined a company where I would be valued, treated with respect, and provided opportunities equal to those given to the men of the company. For me, this has been true during my time.
Townsend was at Activision Blizzard for four months.
Opinions differ among managers, as does the handling of the situation. It is important to remember that no one has been convicted or released yet, and now it is up to justice to make its way.
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