More than 500 developers at Activision Blizzard have signed a petition calling for the removal of CEO Bobby Kotick in the wake of a report from The Wall Street Journal that included claims that the executive covered up instances of sexual harassment at the gaming giant.
In their letter, shared by the ABK Workers Alliance, the workers–who signed the petition with their real names and not anonymously–said they “no longer have confidence in the leadership of Bobby Kotick as the CEO of Activision Blizzard.”
“The information that has come to light about his behaviors and practices in the running of our companies runs counter to the culture and integrity we require of our leadership–and directly conflicts with the initiatives started by our peers,” it says. “We ask that Bobby Kotick remove himself as CEO of Activision Blizzard, and that shareholders be allowed to select the new CEO without the input of Bobby, who we are aware owns a substantial portion of the voting rights of the shareholders.”
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