Another senior Activision Blizzard employee has left the company. Claire Hart, Blizzard’s chief legal officer, announced in a LinkedIn post that her last day would be Friday, September 17th.
“The past three years have been filled with unexpected twists and turns, but I am honored to have worked and met with so many great people at Blizzard and in all of the Activision Blizzard stores,” said Hunt.
These “unexpected twists and turns” could be a reference to the range of legal issues Activision Blizzard is facing on allegations of harassment, abuse and discrimination. To date, Activision Blizzard has been confronted with suits from:
And Activision Blizzard is under investigation by the EEOC and the SEC – all within the past four months.
Hunt’s departure is the latest in a series of high-profile employees who are leaving in the face of the company’s ever-growing legal troubles.
Blizzard President J. Allen Brack and Head of Global Human Resources, Jesse Meschuk, left in early August. Three top game designers who worked on titles like Diablo 4, World of Warcraft and Overwatch also left Blizzard in August. (Blizzard has not confirmed whether they were fired or voluntarily abandoned.)
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick said in a press release that the company is cooperating in all of this investigation and that “there is absolutely no place in our company for discrimination, harassment or inequality of any kind.”