Activision Blizzard reps have replied to media outlets to say that the company is “deeply saddened by the tragic death of Ms. Moynihan, who was a valued member of the company.” This same reply was provided to both the Washington Post and Polygon.
“We will address the complaint through the legal process as appropriate, and out of respect for the family we have no further comment at this time,” the company reps have said. It’s unclear if the company will formally address the complaints publicly, but evidence doesn’t look favorable at this point.
Activision Blizzard is still handling the pile of lawsuits it accumulated since the California investigation. After the first accusation, CEO Bobby Kotick came under fire when the Wall Street Journal found he apparently hid his knowledge about the poor working conditions and sometimes even worked to cover them up. Wall Street Journal then learned that he seemingly devised a shady plan to buy a gaming news outlet to cover their tracks. It’s unclear where the company will stand once Microsoft’s purchase of the company is finalized, but many hope it means that Kotick will finally be ousted from his position, rather than receive a hefty payday.
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