Read Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick’s letter addressing the harassment allegations

Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick
Photo by J. Emilio Flores/Corbis via Getty Images

The evening before a proposed employee walkout at Activision Blizzard, one that at least part of the company is now actively encouraging by providing paid time off, company CEO Bobby Kotick has issued a letter to all employees — and investors, and the public — who are watching the company struggle with allegations of sexual harassment and workplace discrimination.

At last count, nearly one-third of the company’s employees signed an open letter condemning Activision Blizzard’s initial response to those allegations, and Kotick’s letter addresses that head-on: “Our initial responses to the issues we face together, and to your concerns, were, quite frankly, tone deaf,” he writes.

Kotick says a law firm, WilmerHale, will immediately review…

Continue reading…

Read more