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July 28, 2021, 1:54 AM

Activision CEO Apologizes After Employees Threaten to Walk Out (1)

Jason Schreier
Jason Schreier
Bloomberg News

Activision Blizzard Inc. Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick responded to the threat of an employee walkout with an all-staff email Tuesday, apologizing and calling the company’s recent actions “tone deaf.”

Employees at Activision Blizzard called for the walkout on Wednesday to protest the company’s responses to a recent sexual discrimination lawsuit and demanding more equitable treatment for underrepresented staff.

In Kotick’s message, the CEO said the company had hired law firm WilmerHale to conduct a review of its policies and promised “swift action” to ensure a “safe environment” and to stamp out harassment. Kotick also promised that the company would take steps including ...

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