Various companies in the industry are being sued against them due to different internal situations. Workplace, sexual harassment and other types of intimidation are part of the list of accusations and Activision Blizzard has been the most recent company to be part of this group.
A lawsuit filed this week It has been a convulsion around the brand and now, two former managers have been in charge of showing their rejection of the hostile culture created towards the workers. One of them has been Mike Morhaime, former president of Blizzard
Via a statement, Morhaime has pointed out that “I feel embarrassed“After having read all the published stories. He assures that during his 28 years of work in the company” I made a great effort to create an environment that was safe and welcoming “and, despite everything,” it is clear that we were very far from that target”.
“Harassment and discrimination exist“Recognizes Morhaime. He points to the leadership as responsible for stopping these cases immediately and” to the women of Blizzard who have experienced any of these things, I am very sorry to have failed them (…) I listen to you, you I think, and I’m very sorry to have let you down. “
Chris Metzen joins the rejection
Chris Metzen, who was senior vice president of story and franchise development at Blizzard until his retirement in 2016, It has also kept up with all the information. He has used Twitter to express in a statement his deep disappointment with everything that happened.
This is later than it should have been. Here’s my response. pic.twitter.com/0h8iF6a1JR
— Chris Metzen (@ChrisMetzen) July 24, 2021
“We failed, and I’m sorry“Metzen begins by stating.” To all of you at Blizzard, whom I know and have never met, I offer my deepest apologies for the role I played in a culture that fostered bullying, inequality and indifference. ” explains Metzen.
Like Morhaime, Metzen makes a self-criticism of the workplace harassment suffered and acknowledges that “there is no excuse. We fail too many people when they needed us because we had the privilege of not realizing it, of not getting involved, of not creating the necessary space for colleagues who needed us as leaders. I wish my apology could make some kind of difference. “
He himself claims to have read various stories of Activision Blizzard employees, recounting their different experiences and experiences in the company. Many of them are compiled in this reddit thread that you can consult.