Activision Blizzard hit with another sexual harassment lawsuit
Video game giant Activision Blizzard has received another lawsuit that alleges sexual harassment among other serious claims.
The suit: It was first reported by the Daily Mail.
- A plaintiff named Jane Doe filed the lawsuit with the Los Angeles Superior Court.
- The unidentified complainant alleges failure to prevent harassment, gender discrimination, intentional infliction of emotional distress, sexual battery, and sexual harassment.
- The former employee is also suing her former manager, Miguel Vega, for allegedly making sexual comments and advances — including repeatedly groping her. It also alleges that Vega threatened to release "compromising photos" of her numerous times.
- The suit claims that Vega was let go of by Activision Blizzard in August 2021 following reports from Doe to human resources.
The bigger picture: There's a lot of pressure on ActiBlizz and its CEO, Bobby Kotick.
- This lawsuit is, of course, one of many legal issues for Activision Blizzard.
- It settled a sexual harassment lawsuit for $18M in March 2022 and is yet to go to trial for its case from the state of California regarding its "frat boy" culture.
- The company is currently under a microscope by numerous regulators as they consider the ramifications of Microsoft's hopeful $68.7B acquisition of the Call of Duty publisher.