Activision Blizzard faces Federal Investigation

Bobby Kotick and Activision executives subpoenaed

Activision Blizzard senior leadership faces federal investigation

Following Blizzard’s much publicised allegations over its ‘frat boy’ culture and workplace sexual harassment, now the entire Activison Blizzard senior leadership faces a federal investigation in how it managed employee allegations over sexual misconduct and workplace discrimination.


The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed Activision chief executive Bobby Kotick along with other senior executives. The agency is asking for documents (including board meeting minutes), personal files of six former employees and for Mr Kotick’s communications with other executives regarding complaints of sexual harassment by employees or contractors.


A spokesperson for Activision told the Wall Street Journal it is cooperating with the SEC.

[SOURCE: wsj.com (paywalled), polygon.com]