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Activision CEO to Take Pay Cut, Waive Arbitration in Harassment Claims

Top GamesBobby Kotick, left, has asked Activision Blizzard's board of directors to significantly reduce his salary temporarily. / Kevin Dietsch/GettyImagesActivision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has announced he will take a steep pay cut and waive forced arbitration on sexual harassment, unlawful discrimination, or related retaliation.Kotick has been the company's steward since 2008. A pair of court cases and investigations, led by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, have accused Activision Blizzard of a culture rife with sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination. Activision

Activision Blizzard Agrees to $18M Settlement in Harassment Suit

Top GamesActivision Blizzard has agreed to an $18 million settlement in the EEOC lawsuit against it. / SOPA Images/Getty ImagesAs part of a settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Activision Blizzard has agreed to establish an $18 million fund for employees who experienced harassment and discrimination at the company.The EEOC investigation of Activision Blizzard began in September of 2018, lasted three years and resulted in a suit filed Monday in California court. The settlement allows that claimants who have experienced "sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination and/or related retaliations or constructive

Overwatch 2 Executive Producer Leaves Blizzard

OverwatchOverwatch executive producer Chacko Sonny has left Blizzard after five years with the company. / Matthew Eisman/Getty ImagesOverwatch series executive producer Chacko Sonny has left Blizzard in the midst of Overwatch 2's development for "some time off," the company announced Tuesday.Sonny joined Blizzard in 2016 and worked on both Overwatch games. He also served as a company vice president. He informed colleagues of his departure Friday, per a Bloomberg report. In an email to coworkers, he said working at Blizzard "has been an absolute privilege and one of the best

SEC, EEOC Investigating Activision Blizzard Over Sexual Harassment Allegations, CEO Subpoenaed

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has been subpoenaed by the SEC. / Kevin Dietsch/Getty ImagesBoth the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have opened investigations into Activision Blizzard over its handling of allegations of sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination, the company confirmed Monday.The SEC investigation has opened with a subpoena of the company and several current and former employees, including CEO Bobby Kotick.The SEC is investigating Activision Blizzard over sexual misconduct allegations and improper disclosures, the WSJ reports. It has subpoenaed Activision Blizzard CEO