After hearing about the initial lawsuit and the numerous signatures collected in a letter along with the call for a new rally, we now have more information about the controversy surrounding Activision Blizzard in recent days.
Recall that the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard alleging “sex discrimination, harassment and retaliation”, and the company later called the allegations false. In the aftermath, many employees posted messages on social media in support of the lawsuit’s claims and have shared their own allegations of discrimination.
Today, more information comes in: nearly 500 current and former Ubisoft workers from 32 different studios have signed an open letter in solidarity with the Activision Blizzard workers they have recently denounced. In the letter, they also criticise Ubisoft’s management for their handling of the misconduct scandals over the past year.
Here are the key points:
- “We believe you, we stand with you and we support you,” the Ubisoft workers write.
- “It should no longer come as a surprise to anyone: employees, executives, journalists or fans that you are aware of these egregious acts. It is time to stop being shocked. We must demand that real action is taken to prevent them. Those responsible must be held accountable for their actions.
- Organisers say signatories to the letter come from 32 Ubisoft studios in Asia, Europe and North America. It will be sent to the company’s management, including CEO Yves Guillemot.