sexual harassment

Activision Blizzard sued by state agency over alleged widespread discrimination

Enlarge / Sign on facade of Activision’s Los Angeles offices. Getty Images On Wednesday, a California State agency filed a lawsuit against the game publisher Activision Blizzard over allegations of rampant sexual discrimination and sexual harassment. The nature of this harassment is so widespread, the lawsuit claims, that women who have worked for the game maker …

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Former Trump vaccine czar fired over substantiated sexual harassment claim

Enlarge / President Donald Trump listens as Moncef Slaoui, the former head of GlaxoSmithKlines vaccines division, speaks about coronavirus vaccine development in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 15, 2020, in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer | Getty Images Moncef Slaoui, the former head scientist for the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed, has …

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Alphabet, shareholders settle in lawsuits over sexual harassment at Google

Enlarge / Google’s corporate headquarters. Alex Tai | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Alphabet, Google’s parent company, said today it has settled a set of shareholder lawsuits related to the company’s handling of sexual harassment claims. Alphabet will commit $310 million to corporate diversity programs over the next decade, and the company agreed …

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Three Ubisoft executives leave amid misconduct allegations

ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images More executives are leaving Ubisoft in the wake of misconduct allegations. The company has announced (via Kotaku) that Chief Creative Officer Serge Hascoët has resigned immediately after Libération claims he enabled misconduct by other executives, including Tommy François. The publisher’s Managing Director for Canadian studios, Yannis Mallat, has also left …

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Ubisoft’s “most powerful creative force” resigns in wake of sweeping allegations

Enlarge / Ubisoft’s Montreal headquarters. Getty Images Ubisoft’s chief creative officer tendered his resignation from the video game publisher behind series like Far Cry and Assassin’s Creed on Saturday, one day before its biggest gaming-reveal event of the year. Longtime CCO Serge Hascoet, described by Bloomberg game industry reporter Jason Schreier as Ubisoft’s “most powerful …

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Ubisoft CEO lays out a plan to change the company’s toxic culture

Yves Guillemot speaks on stage at the Ubisoft E3 press conference in Los Angeles, June 10, 2019. ROBYN BECK via Getty Images A week after launching investigations into many claims of harassment and misconduct, Ubisoft’s CEO gave an update on what the company is doing to change things. In a letter posted on its website …

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Ubisoft reportedly places two VPs on leave as it investigates misconduct

 The offices of Ubisoft in Montreal on November 10, 2009. AFP via Getty Images A recent slew of reports of sexual abuse and misconduct within gaming communities has included multiple accusations posted to social media about the culture and personnel within Ubisoft. On Thursday the company made a public statement about the allegations, saying “We …

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Twitch responds to sexual abuse accusations, bans several streamers

ESPAT Media via Getty Images Several days after saying it was “actively looking into” accounts of sexual harassment and abuse by streamers on its platform, Twitch has an update on its progress so far. In a blog post published Wednesday evening, the Amazon-owned live streaming site said “We’ve prioritized the most severe cases and will …

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