Activision Blizzard confirms former WoW director was fired over misconduct

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by James Batchelor

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Alex Afrasiabi, the former senior creative director for World of Warcraft, was dismissed last year over “misconduct in his treatment of other employees,” Activision Blizzard has confirmed.

Afrasiabi was the only person specifically named — other than various references to Blizzard president J. Allen Brack — in the lawsuit filed against the publisher over alleged discrimination and harassment.

According to the lawsuit, the WoW director would reportedly “hit on female employees, telling him he wanted to marry them, attempting to kiss them, and putting his arms around them.”

“Afrasiabi was so known to engage in harassment of females that his suite

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