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_BlueMonk
07/21/21 9:27:32 PM
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https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/activision-blizzard-sued-by-california-over-frat-boy-culture


Female employees working for the World of Warcraft team noted that male employees and supervisors would hit on them, make derogatory comments about rape, and otherwise engage in demeaning behavior, the agency alleges.

The suit also points to a female Activision employee who took her own life while on a company trip with her male supervisor. The employee had been subjected to intense sexual harassment prior to her death, including having nude photos passed around at a company holiday party, the complaint says.

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LightHawKnight
07/21/21 9:29:01 PM
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Wonder if this will actually hurt Activision.

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SSJ2GrimReaper
07/21/21 9:29:19 PM
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Seems like every other month blizzard gets busted doing something scummy

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SocialistGamer
07/21/21 9:29:36 PM
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LightHawKnight posted...
Wonder if this will actually hurt Activision.
Bobby Kotick will get another couple golden parachutes.

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berlyman101
07/21/21 9:30:21 PM
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Wii_Shaker
07/21/21 9:32:11 PM
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This sort of thing was bound to catch up to the gaming industry at some point.

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_BlueMonk
07/21/21 9:33:03 PM
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it gets worse if you read the actual court filing



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berlyman101
07/21/21 9:35:09 PM
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Alteres
07/21/21 9:36:24 PM
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Who in the ever loving fuck is bill Crosby?

I actually had to google that one to make sure I wasnt crazy.

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Dark_SilverX
07/21/21 9:37:02 PM
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ScazarMeltex
07/21/21 9:37:40 PM
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_BlueMonk posted...
it gets worse if you read the actual court filing

That kind of shit should with the perpetrator getting their jaw broken.

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Goatsensation
07/21/21 9:38:07 PM
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Is this a Berenstain Bears moment

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Unclover028
07/21/21 9:40:49 PM
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I hope World of Warcraft crash and burn and everyone jump ships to Final Fantasy XIV. Blizzard needs to go under.
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TheDurinator
07/21/21 9:40:57 PM
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Bill Crosby
Oh god not the Berenstain Bears thing again
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kingdrake2
07/21/21 9:41:54 PM
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Alteres posted...
bill Crosby?


Mr roofy?

wish he would fall out of public again never to be heard from.
he's a bad man (worse than the whole evil of gamefaqs combined).
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HairyQueen
07/21/21 9:42:47 PM
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As toxic as the gaming community is, are we really surprised that game devs are just as awful?

spoiler alert: I'm not

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_BlueMonk
07/21/21 9:44:01 PM
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HairyQueen posted...
As toxic as the gaming community is, are we really surprised that game devs are just as awful?

spoiler alert: I'm not
i hope more companies get fucking sand blasted by the law like this in the future.

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LightHawKnight
07/21/21 9:46:20 PM
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_BlueMonk posted...
it gets worse if you read the actual court filing


How does one get away with groping women in public to the point where other supervisors had to pull him away?!

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_BlueMonk
07/21/21 9:47:17 PM
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LightHawKnight posted...
How does one get away with groping women in public to the point where other supervisors had to pull him away?!
J. Allen "You think you do, but you don't" Brack, thats how.

i hope hes fired or better yet, locked up

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metralo
07/21/21 9:50:07 PM
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this seems usual for the gaming industry tbh


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Eramir
07/22/21 1:02:11 AM
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It not so much about 'gaming' culture as it about corporate culture
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008Zulu
07/22/21 1:02:59 AM
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LightHawKnight posted...
Wonder if this will actually hurt Activision.
Didn't hurt Ubisoft.

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Cleo_II
07/22/21 1:10:20 AM
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Im glad they are being called out for this shit finally. I have sources that have confirmed rampant sexual harassment and discrimination there. To the point they quit because HR wouldnt do anything about it and just made it out like they were the ones causing issues.

I hope this trend of exposing these companies continues. I used to be an engineer as well and faced rampant sexual harassment. I had a client joke that I should sit on his lap while we were at a work lunch, in front of my male coworkers who sat by and chuckled at it. Its like its expected that women should just accept it and it needs to end.
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Lorenzo_2003
07/22/21 1:49:10 AM
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Cleo_II posted...
I had a client joke that I should sit on his lap while we were at a work lunch, in front of my male coworkers who sat by and chuckled at it. Its like its expected that women should just accept it and it needs to end.

What were you expecting the male coworkers to do?

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Cleo_II
07/22/21 2:08:17 AM
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Lorenzo_2003 posted...
What were you expecting the male coworkers to do?
I wasnt expecting them to do anything. I was expecting them NOT to sit there and laugh at that kind of shit like it was fucking hilarious.
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steveoSEK
07/22/21 4:50:25 AM
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Friendly reminder that Ubisoft has changed almost nothing internally since their scandal. Apparently everything is still going on and the bad actors are still there. All they did was oust a few high profile people as a display, but did nothing internally.

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Choco
07/22/21 4:59:47 AM
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blizzard really is just the fucking worst

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Amy Chao
07/22/21 6:57:48 AM
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I thought nerds didn't believe in court documents. Look at the Vic mignogna situation.
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Vyrulisse
07/22/21 7:01:02 AM
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Amy Chao posted...
I thought nerds didn't believe in court documents. Look at the Vic mignogna situation.


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UnfairRepresent
07/22/21 7:03:17 AM
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SSJ2GrimReaper posted...
Seems like every other month blizzard gets busted doing something scummy


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Funkydog
07/22/21 7:09:27 AM
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Given how Ubisoft didn't even see a microscopic dent after the horrific stuff came out about them, I don't have much hopes this will change anything either.

Hope I'm wrong though.

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_BlueMonk
07/22/21 9:25:31 AM
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fuck blizzard

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RchHomieQuanChi
07/22/21 9:27:54 AM
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I hope they get the shit sued out of them

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LightHawKnight
07/22/21 1:06:34 PM
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008Zulu posted...
Didn't hurt Ubisoft.

And that sucks.

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SniperRifle505
07/22/21 1:16:38 PM
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Damn. The nude photos probably set her over the edge. Doxxing is scary as hell.

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Veggeta_MAX
07/22/21 1:20:02 PM
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Those are some pretty strong and direct accusations against Blizzard, wow. If they are proven guilty then they'll have to pay a shit ton of money our they ass and no doubt probably have to re-staff at least 75% of their employees including executives. Blizzard is fucked hard.

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SniperRifle505
07/22/21 1:23:19 PM
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Veggeta_MAX posted...
Those are some pretty strong and direct accusations against Blizzard, wow. If they are proven guilty then they'll have to pay a shit ton of money our they ass and no doubt probably have to re-staff at least 75% of their employees including executives. Blizzard is fucked hard.
It's wishful thinking but I agree. I hope Blizzard gets fucked.
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newhorrorguy
07/22/21 1:25:00 PM
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I've actually played TF2 with one of the people accusing Blizzard. Person was nice, though didn't know they were a girl until now.
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berlyman101
07/22/21 1:33:57 PM
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Someone just recommended I apply to Blizzard to get my foot in the gaming industry too since they have connections there. seems pretty bad, but I bet they'll still get applications.

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ImAMarvel
07/22/21 1:34:07 PM
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steveoSEK posted...
Friendly reminder that Ubisoft has changed almost nothing internally since their scandal. Apparently everything is still going on and the bad actors are still there. All they did was oust a few high profile people as a display, but did nothing internally.

Funkydog posted...
Given how Ubisoft didn't even see a microscopic dent after the horrific stuff came out about them, I don't have much hopes this will change anything either.

Hope I'm wrong though.

Does anyone know how true this is?

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Xethuminra
07/22/21 1:34:26 PM
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Oh no,
anyway
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WingsOfGood
07/22/21 1:34:28 PM
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berlyman101 posted...
Someone just recommended I apply to Blizzard to get my foot in the gaming industry too since they have connections there. seems pretty bad, but I bet they'll still get applications.

probably many opening now
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What_
07/22/21 1:35:48 PM
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My sister worked for Activision for like 10 years
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BTH_Phoenix
07/22/21 1:39:45 PM
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Good. Anyone enabling that behavior deserves consequences.

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Ruvan22
07/22/21 2:59:29 PM
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What_ posted...
My sister worked for Activision for like 10 years

What did she say about her time there?
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Xethuminra
07/22/21 3:00:49 PM
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Ruvan22 posted...
What did she say about her time there?
Probably nothing good
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Ruvan22
07/22/21 3:01:12 PM
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Xethuminra posted...
Oh no,
anyway

Are you saying this behavior is okay?
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Xethuminra
07/22/21 3:01:57 PM
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Im saying I dont like Blizzard. If you have a question, ask it, mate.
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