As lawsuits pile up, Blizzard loses its chief legal officer

As lawsuits pile up, Blizzard loses its chief legal officer

One other high-level Activision Blizzard worker has left the corporate. Claire Hart, Blizzard Leisure’s chief legal officer, announced in a LinkedIn post that her final day was Friday, September seventeenth.

“The previous three years have been filled with surprising twists and turns, however I really feel honored to have labored with and met so many nice folks at Blizzard and throughout the Activision Blizzard companies,” Hart stated.

These “surprising twists and turns” could be an allusion to the sequence of legal troubles Activision Blizzard faces as a result of allegations of harassment, abuse, and discrimination. To this point, Activision Blizzard is going through fits from:

And Activision Blizzard is underneath investigation by the EEOC and the SEC — all throughout the final 4 months.

Hart’s departure is the most recent in a string of high-profile workers leaving amidst the corporate’s ever-growing legal points.

Blizzard president J. Allen Brack and head of world human assets Jesse Meschuk left in early August. Three top game designers who labored on such titles as Diablo 4, World of Warcraft, and Overwatch additionally left Blizzard in August. (Blizzard didn’t affirm in the event that they had been fired or left voluntarily.)

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick stated in a press release that the corporate is cooperating with all these investigations and that “there’s completely no place anyplace in our firm for discrimination, harassment, or unequal remedy of any variety.”

Correction September twenty second 10:57 AM ET: A earlier model of the headline misidentified Claire Hart as Activision Blizzard’s chief legal officer as an alternative of Blizzard Leisure’s chief legal officer.

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