Activision Blizzard-CEO Bobby Kick should resign: The claim is not only since yesterday, but it becomes more and louder after the day before yesterday a Wall Street Journal report is published for the corporate chief. It says that the CEO did not only know about sexual assaults in his company and did not do anything but perpetrators also actively covered and even threats pronounced. Now not only his employees and various media, but also some Shareholders demand the resignation of the company chief. Also, from the PlayStation boss comes criticism.
Printing on Activision Blizzard-CEO Bobby Kick increases from all sides
What s it? With Activision Blizzard, there is apparently an extremely toxic working atmosphere. Sexual harassment, uneven payment, discrimination and other attacks should be more or less on the agenda. That s why the company has been sued several times for months and many high-ranking employees had to go.
The whole misery was debated detailed here a few weeks ago:
It is probably worse: A new Wall Street Journal report has recently been for even more vortex: Activision Blizzard-CEO Bobby Kick has been designed by sexual assaults for years and, for example, prevented that accused are fired, though That probably even recommended the HR department. Apparently, the CEO has even written the letter itself, allegedly from Fran Townsend and later called himself as inappropriate in tone.
The details can be found here:
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Activision CEO apparently knew for years of sexual attacks and has not done anything
Also from the PlayStation boss comes criticism of Activision Blizzard
Sony s PlayStation Chef Jim Ryan has now also been expressed about the scandals around Activision Blizzard. According to a Bloomberg report, he should have written in an email to PlayStation employee, among other things, he was discouraged by the reports on the allegations.
In addition, he personally asked for Activision, which is done against the problem. The PlayStation boss is disappointed with the previous reactions, they would not meet the current situation:
We do not believe that the statements are adequately addressing this situation in response.
Shareholder demand resignation of three people from the leadership rates
Even Shareholder demand resignation: Often the wishes of workers indoors and investment people do not overlap so strong. Here, however, this seems to be at least partially the case. As the Washington Post writes, after the new report on the boss now, some Shareholder demand the resignation of the Activision CEO.
The letter was signed by a whole range of investors, which are led by the Strategic Organizing Center (SOC) Investment Group. In it, not only do you demand the resignation of Bobby Kick, but also that the two service official members (the board-chairman and the lead Independent Director) also spaces their item. So a real sign could be set, ensured for more diversity and actual change are triggered.
In the letter, the previous procedure of the board and Bobby Kick is criticized sharply:
In contrast to statements in the past, CEO Bobby Kick knew from several cases of sexual harassment, sexual assaults and gender discrimination against Activision Blizzard, but has failed to ensure that the responsible managers are fired or that the systematic nature of the Enemy workplace culture is recognized and tackled.
Soc-Executive Director Dieter Wiazengger explains in an interview:
According to the new revelations, it is clear that the current leadership has repeatedly failed to maintain a secure workplace — a fundamental function of your job. Activision Blizzard needs a new CEO, Board Chairman and Lead Independent Director with the expertise, skills and conviction to really change the corporate culture.
The workers inside at Activision Blizzard also demand the resignation of the CEO. They also want to establish a union within the Group in order to strengthen their rights. Walkouts were already organized in response to the last disastrous report, in which the employees lay down their work and demonstrate instead. The Better Kink-Workers Alliance is likely to get more influenced.