Lawsuit filed against Activision Blizzard for harassment and discrimination against women

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Content warning: The following article discusses sexual harassment, sexual abuse and suicide.

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has filed a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard for “violations of the state’s civil rights and equal pay laws” regarding its treatment of women.

The lawsuit is the result of a two-year investigation into the studio by the state agency, Bloomberg reported, and describes Activision Blizzard’s alleged “frat boy” culture, a “breeding ground for harassment and discrimination against women.”

The lawsuit describes an atmosphere where women have to “continually fend off unwanted sexual comments and advances by their male

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