Activision Blizzard Being Taken To Court In Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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Activision Blizzard has been on the receiving end of a legal pummeling for a few years now. What used to be two iconic video game studios responsible for some of the best PC games over the past thirty years has turned into something sickening. It has fostered a work environment so toxic, allegedly, that it may have driven one of its employees to suicide, according to a new lawsuit.
Kerri Moynihan had been a finance manager for the company, and her parents have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Activision Blizzard, reports The Washington Post. Moynihan had passed away due to what was ruled a suicide in 2017 while attending a company event. Following her passing, the games company and Moynihan’s boss, Greg Restituito, may have performed several suspicious, if not unlawful, actions.
It is alleged that Restituito, who was at that time AB’s senior finance director, attempted to sweep his sexual relationship with Kerri under the rug by lying to the Anaheim PD. The company itself is also being scrutinized for its actions regarding Moynihan’s mobile phone and laptop, stating that AB removed data from the phone and outright refused to surrender the laptop.
It is not clear just what drove Kerri Moynihan to commit suicide at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. The speculation appears to point to sexual harassment and possibly a company holiday party event. A complaint filed by California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing in July 2021 references an incident where an intimate photo of Moynihan has circulated to her male co-workers.
I know what it is like to be pushed to the breaking point by your employer. If you are feeling the hopelessness that comes with depression and believe that suicide may be your only option, please get in touch with the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
[Source: The Washington Post]

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