While the report raised new tensions with some employees, Activision Blizzard’s board of directors reiterated their support for Kotick. “The board remains confident in Bobby Kotick’s leadership, commitment and ability” to address the company’s longstanding and ongoing problems of harassment and discrimination, it said. in a statement on Tuesday.
In a statement, the organizers behind the walk said: “The board will also be complicit if they let this slide. The time has passed for Bobby to step down.”
The company is also facing a complaint from the National Labor Relations Board filed in September alleging unfair labor practices, as well as an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission. which the company says it is working with. All of those actions are still pending, and Activision Blizzard said it “continues to cooperate effectively with regulatory authorities.”
In a statement accompanying the announcement of the EEOC settlement, Kotick said he remains “unwavering in my commitment to making Activision Blizzard one of the most inclusive, respected, and respected workplaces on the planet.” world.”
Kotick, who has been Activision’s CEO since 1991, including at the time of its 2008 merger with Blizzard, has been in damage control mode for most of this year.