Since it was reported that Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick allegedly hid his knowledge of sexual misconduct at the company, some of the largest names in gaming have commented on and criticized the game publishing giant. The ESA now joins that group, albeit with a comparatively softly-worded, broad statement.
Asked by Axios’ Stephen Totilo for a comment on Activision as well as the steps the group is taking in response to the report, the ESA responded with the following statement:
“Harassment, abuse, or mistreatment of any kind in the workplace is unacceptable and must never be tolerated. When allegations arise, people impacted need to have their voices heard. Any allegation needs to be acknowledged, thoroughly investigated, and addressed with meaningful consequences. The fatality of our industry requires that everyone in the workplace–and in our communities–feels valued and respected. As an industry association, the ESA convenes its member companies to create dialogue and shape actions to ensure that these beliefs are realized.”
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