Activision Blizzard Employee Speaks Out About Sexual Harassment

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Activision Blizzard Employee Speaks Out About Sexual Harassment

December 8, 2021

By: TechRaptor Staff

 
 

An Activision Blizzard employee named Christine has spoken out about allegations of sexual harassment for the first time in a press conference held by media attorney Lisa Bloom outside of Blizzard Entertainment's headquarters.

Yesterday, attorney Lisa Bloom of The Bloom Firm announced that she would be holding a press conference in front of Blizzard Entertainment headquarters where an employee would describe the "alcohol-soaked culture of sexual harassment" a female employee had endured. That press conference has now happened and the woman -- who introduced herself as "Christine" -- has told her story.

Activision Blizzard Employee 'Christine' Alleges Sexual Harassment

An Activision Blizzard employee named Christine has detailed allegations of sexual harassment at a press conference outside of Blizzard Entertainment Headquarters as shown in a video from esports reporter Jake Lucky.

"My name is Christine," her statement began. "I have worked at Blizzard Entertainment, a division of Activision, for over four years. I still work here. I didn't want to be -- I didn't want to have to be up here doing this, but we need to make major changes at Activision Blizzard."

 
 

"Working at Blizzard was my dream job," she continued. "When I first heard about all the talented people working at Blizzard, I knew that was somewhere I wanted to work and somewhere I could excel at my career. I was so excited to be a part of the community that seemed to care so much about their employees. Unfortunately, that didn't happen for me."

"Since I've been employed at Blizzard, I've been subjected to rude comments about my body, unwanted sexual advances, inappropriately touched, subjected to alcohol-infused team events and 'cube crawls,' invited to have casual sex with my supervisors, and surrounded by a "frat-boy culture' that's detrimental to women. When I complained to my supervisors, I was told they were just joking and I should 'get over it.'"

The press conference can be seen in full on Lisa Bloom's Instagram.

Christine was represented by Lisa Bloom, an attorney at The Bloom Firm who specializes in sexual harassment claims. She had previously represented women who alleged sexual harassment against Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly and former President Donald Trump. She had also advised Harvey Weinstein for a short time, but she subsequently resigned and apologized after public backlash.

These allegations add to mounting pressure against Activision Blizzard; the company had recently come under fire from several U.S. state treasurers, the heads of both PlayStation and Xbox, and a group of activist shareholders over the allegations of a toxic work culture and its internal response to these complaints.

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