More than 1,500 Activision Blizzard employees condemn company leadership, call for ‘compassion for victims’

More than 1,500 current and former employees of Activision Blizzard have signed a letter condemning the company’s response to a lawsuit alleging discrimination, sexual harassment, and “frat boy” culture at the company. “The statements from Activision Blizzard, Inc. and their legal counsel … are abhorrent and insulting to all that we believe our company should stand for,” the employee statement reads.

The letter, which according to Kotaku was sent to managers today, was prompted by Activision Blizzard’s response to the lawsuit, and in particular an internal memo issued by chief compliance officer Frances Townsend that dismissed the suit. Townsend claimed the lawsuit presented “a distorted and untrue picture of [Activision Blizzard], including factually incorrect, old, and out of context stories—some from more than a decade ago.”

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