Bobby Kotick, the CEO of Activision Blizzard, has had a rough several months: allegations of sexual harassment and other improprieties have plagued Activision Blizzard so much that the federal government had subpoenaed him. While the issues have mostly affected Blizzard, who let go of numerous employees accused of sexual harassment and misconduct, none of the allegations have reached Kotick himself. Now, a breaking report by the Wall Street Journal has said that Kotick himself knew about all the sexual harassment and misconduct claims for years. The report also accuses Kotick himself of mistreating female employees.
“We will not be silenced until Bobby Kotick has been replaced as CEO, and continue to hold our original demand for Third-Party review by an employee-chosen source,” ABK Workers Alliance said in a tweet. “We are staging a walkout today. We welcome you to join us.”
If Kotick resigns, it is unsure who will replace him. To compound the issue even further, Activision Blizzard’s stock fell as the allegations came out. Kotick is all about the bottom line, but to clean up the company’s image, they will have to make sweeping changes and perhaps give in to ABK Workers Alliance’s demands.