Activision Blizzard Investor Says Co. Hid Calif. Investigation

By Hailey Konnath (August 3, 2021, 6:07 PM EDT) -- Activision Blizzard and its executives hid that California was investigating an allegedly sexist, "frat boy" workplace culture at the gaming behemoth, a shareholder alleged Tuesday, hitting the company with a proposed securities class action in federal court the same day its president stepped down.

According to the suit, Activision Blizzard Inc. CEO Robert A. Kotick, former Chief Financial Officer Spencer Neumann and current CFO Dennis Durkin were aware that the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing was looking into the company's culture that purportedly subjects women to "constant sexual harassment." Still, Activision Blizzard and its executives hid the probe and...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!