Activision Blizzard’s President J. Allen Brack Steps Down Amid Sexual Harassment and Assault Lawsuit

J. Allen Brack is leaving Blizzard immediately to “pursue new opportunities.” / Blizzard Entertainment

A top Activision Blizzard executive accused of enabling sexual misconduct is leaving the company amid employee protests.

J. Allen Brack — who heads the Blizzard division that’s responsible for “World of Warcraft” and “Overwatch” — is leaving the company immediately to “pursue new opportunities,” Activision Blizzard said Tuesday.

Brack was singled out by name in a lawsuit that the state of California filed against Blizzard last month, accusing the company of fostering a “frat bro” culture full of sexual harassment, rape jokes and groping that even drove one female employee to suicide.

Brack, who had been at Blizzard for 15 years, was aware of sexual misconduct and even helped enable it, according to the California suit.

Last week, Activision Blizzard employees walked out from work in solidarity with harassment victims and slammed the company’s initially dismissive response to the suit as “abhorrent and insulting,” prompting CEO Bobby Kotick to apologize for being “tone deaf.”

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SOURCE: New York Post, Theo Wayt

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