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California sues Activision Blizzard, alleging culture of sexual harassment

July 22, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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UKRAINE - 2020/03/24: In this photo illustration an Activision Blizzard logo seen displayed on a smartphone. (Photo Illustration by Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday against one of America's largest video game developers Activision Blizzard, alleging multiple female employees were subjected to gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and unequal pay.

New York (CNN Business)California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday against one of America's largest video game developers Activision Blizzard, alleging multiple female employees were subjected to gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and unequal pay.

"DFEH alleges that women were subjected to constant sexual harassment, including groping, comments, and advances," the state agency said in a press release.

A spokesperson for Activision Blizzard (ATVI), the company known for creating popular games including "Call of Duty" and "World of Warcraft," told CNN they are taking the allegations seriously and have launched internal investigations for all claims.

"We value diversity and strive to foster a workplace that offers inclusivity for everyone," said Kelvin Liu, Director of Corporate Communications at Activision Blizzard.

California's lawsuit contradicts the company's claims, alleging Activision Blizzard fostered a "frat boy" work culture where female employees have to "continually fend off unwanted sexual comments and advances by their male coworkers," the filing says.

Activision Blizzard is a leading gaming platform headquartered in Santa Monica, California with approximately 9,500 total employees and over 100 million players worldwide, the filing said.

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