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Report: Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg pressured Daily Mail to bury reporting on her then-boyfriend Bobby Kotick
Sheryl Sandberg, one of Meta’s executives, has reportedly pressured a UK tabloid to drop reporting on Bobby Kotick. This happened when she and the Activision Blizzard CEO were in a relationship.
Microsoft had no discussions with Bobby Kotick regarding his post-acquisition employment status
Microsoft and Bobby Kotick haven’t discussed his post-merger employment status yet, Activision Blizzard claimed. This is contrary to previous reports suggesting the publisher’s CEO would resign following the deal.
US senators demand that Bobby Kotick be held accountable for creating toxic culture at Activision Blizzard
Four US senators have urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to thoroughly review Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard. They are concerned that Bobby Kotick won’t be held accountable after stepping down from his role as Activision’s CEO.
‘Koticku’ was April Fool’s joke, but Bobby Kotick reportedly really considered buying Kotaku and PC Gamer
A new report on Bobby Kotick’s plan to acquire gaming outlets Kotaku and PC Gamer appeared in the wake of Microsoft’s deal. He allegedly wanted to move the players’ perspective away from Activision Blizzard’s workplace issues.
Bobby Kotick to consider resigning if he can’t solve problems within Activision Blizzard with speed
Bobby Kotick has stated that he would consider stepping down from his role as Activision Blizzard’s CEO if he can’t quickly solve the ongoing workplace issues. The company stock, meanwhile, continues to decline in the wake of the latest events.
Bobby Kotick’s accusations of covering up harassment lead to massive walkout and share price drop
According to the latest investigation by The Wall Street Journal, Bobby Kotick has been covering up harassment at the workplace for years and even threatened to kill an employee once. Although Activision Blizzard’s board of directors took his side, the company stock fell to the lowest close in over a year.
Bobby Kotick asks to reduce his annual salary to $62.5K, proposes changes to make Activision Blizzard better
Bobby Kotick has written a letter to employees following a statement to make Activision Blizzard the most welcoming and inclusive company in the industry. He shared the upcoming changes, also asking the board to reduce his salary and apologizing for letting people down.
SEC launches investigation into Activision Blizzard, subpoenas Bobby Kotick
Activision Blizzard is now facing another investigation in the wake of the ongoing scandal. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has subpoenaed the company, including its CEO Bobby Kotick, to find how the publisher handled the allegations of discrimination and harassment.
Activision Blizzard August 3 update: Blizzard HR head Jesse Meschuk fired, ABK Workers Alliance speaks against law firm WilmerHale, class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of investors, execs delete their Twitter accounts
Following the news of Blizzard president J. Allen Brack’s departure from the company, Activision Blizzard announced that Jesse Meschuk, Blizzard’s senior vice president of HR, also left (and took his Twitter account with him).
Activision Blizzard shareholders approve Bobby Kotick’s $155 million pay
Bobby Kotick will receive a whopping pay of $155 million following the latest approval by investors. Activision Blizzard CEO, who helped the publisher achieve record financial results, remains the longest-running CEO of a public tech company.
Bobby Kotick to receive $200 million payout amid new layoffs at Activision Blizzard
Soon after the reports of 50 people losing their jobs at Activision Blizzard, it’s been revealed that the company’s CEO Bobby Kotick will receive a payout of $200 million. Meanwhile, a group of investors isn’t pleased with such a whopping sum.