Activision Blizzard is as soon as once more within the crosshairs of one other sexual harassment lawsuit as one other feminine worker information a criticism in opposition to one of many studio’s senior workers. The newest complainant is one among eight Jane Doe’s being represented by movie star lawyer Lisa Bloom, every with their very own separate lawsuits in opposition to varied staff of the studio.
The accused on this specific lawsuit is a supervisor named Miguel Vega who’s had a number of sexual harassment complaints leveled in opposition to him earlier than he was fired in 2021.
“Activision Blizzard’s failure to curb sexist and harassing conduct emboldened manager Miguel Vega to abuse, belittle and insult Ms. Doe by making comments to her about oral sex, masturbation and orgasms, threatening her job if she would not consent to sex, mocking her breasts, and commenting on other female employees’ attractiveness,” reads the brand new lawsuit. “Mr. Vega also repeatedly threatened to expose a compromising photo of Ms. Doe.”
The complainant is in search of to get well misplaced pay and damages in addition to an finish to the obligatory arbitration insurance policies relating to harassment and discrimination complaints enforced by Activision Blizzard.
An Activision Blizzard has issued an announcement to Polygon in response to the lawsuit, saying that, “When the plaintiff reported her concerns, we immediately opened an investigation, and Mr. Vega was terminated within 10 days. We have no tolerance for this kind of misconduct.” The spokesperson additionally reportedly continued to disclaim the allegations of rampant sexual harassment and discrimination from the unique California lawsuit.
We filed one other sexual harassment lawsuit in opposition to Activision Blizzard on Friday.
We at the moment characterize 8 girls with sexual harassment claims in opposition to this firm. If you or somebody you realize was a sufferer of its rampant frat boy tradition, please contact me.https://t.co/utVJnmvTIv
— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) October 11, 2022