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Over 1,000 Activision Blizzard employees petition to remove CEO Bobby Kotick

Over 1,000 employees and contractors at Activision Blizzard have now signed and published a petition to remove CEO Bobby Kotick from the corporate, doubling the variety of signatures for the reason that petition was made public.

In a shocking transfer, the petition goes on to checklist the names, titles, and departments of the employees, which may probably expose the signatories to retaliation.

The petition comes days after a bombshell report alleging Kotick knew about, enabled, and even participated in a tradition of misconduct and harassment that has drawn the eye of presidency authorities. In response, the corporate’s board of administrators issued a press release saying it will continue to support Kotick, at the same time as a small group of shareholders demanded his removal.

This petition is the most recent growth in a collection of worker-led actions in opposition to the corporate, which now contains two walkouts and the formation of an worker advocacy group, A Higher ABK. Since we first revealed this story, A Higher ABK has shared a hyperlink to a second petition to remove Kotick that it’s asking supporters to signal. As of this writing, it has greater than 2,600 signatures.

Disclosure: Casey Wasserman is on the board of administrators for Activision Blizzard in addition to the board of administrators of Vox Media, The Verge’s mum or dad firm.

Replace November 18th, 4:35PM ET: The petition has surpassed 1,000 signatures.

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