You can now add Lego to the list of companies that re-evaluate their relationship with Activation Blizzard, after which the company allowed the sexual harassment and abuse of senior employees to create widespread tension in the workplace. Seen in a statement , Said the toy maker , A site dedicated to Lego Reviews, it is delaying a release Overwatch 2-Themed set that it planned to release early next month.
“We are currently reviewing our partnership with Activision Blizzard, expressing concern about the progress being made in addressing the ongoing complaints about the workplace culture, especially the treatment of female colleagues and the creation of a diverse and inclusive environment,” a Lego spokesman told the outlet. “As we complete this review, we will be suspending the release of a LEGO Overwatch 2 product that was scheduled to go on sale on February 1, 2022.”
Activision Blizzard has been embroiled in controversy since a lawsuit was filed against the publisher by the California Fair Employment Regulator. . According to a bombshell report Published in November, CEO Bobby Kotik was aware of many of the worst cases of sexual harassment on Activation Blizzard and occasionally worked to protect the company’s abusers. Immediately after Of the journal Reporting, , And Criticized the company, but they still could not sever ties with it. In a recent interview New York Times, Xbox chief Phil Spencer says Microsoft’s relationship with the publisher has changed but declined to share specifically.
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