The Frat Boy Lawsuit Scandal has rocked the internet for nearly two weeks with continuous articles and women coming forward after Fran Townsend’s insensitive letter sent to employees a few weeks ago.
Activision Blizzard announced during the Investors conference call that Blizzard president J. Allen Brack left the company. Considering the news came out very early in the morning before the stock market opened, they wanted to level the stock back to healthier trends.
However, not everyone felt happy with the gaslighting script that each of the speakers recited at the beginning of each speech, it seems. Read the Activision Blizzard Q2 2021 investors call transcript. — continue after the break.
Why do I refer to their scripted comments as gaslighting? Because they are completly ignoring the fact that the ABK Workers Alliance sent them a letter requesting Activision Blizzard to act on their 4 demands.
Bob Kotick had the opportunity twice now to acknowledge they received the letter and failed to inform investors they wish to meet soon with the ABK Workers leadership to address those 4 demands to make sure their shareholders’ stocks will not be affected. The investors call was the perfect place to commit to these talks, but instead they gaslit. At this point, it is been 4 days since the investors call and we haven’t heard anything further on that front.
Today, IGN reported that Fran Townsend — the one who triggered the anger of employees across all Activision Blizzard’s multiple studios leading to the #ActiBlizzWalkout — stepped down TWO WEEKS AGO as executive sponsor of the ABK (Activision Blizzard King) Women’s Network.
Why didn’t Bob Kotick said this at the investors call? Better yet… why hasn’t Fran Townsend been fired? You heard it right. She is still working at Activision Blizzard. It is difficult to say whether the ABK Workers Alliance would have been founded regardless of Fran Townsend’s letter, but it is obvious that she was responsible for all the waves of current employees and former employees coming forward to reveal their traumatic stories.
If Activision Blizzard wants to fix their self-dealt wound, they have to purge those behind the harassment and abuses in each Blizzard team, including Human Resources and PR who knowingly refused to do anything about the complaints.
But they also have to fire Fran Townsend as she does not represent the voice of ABK employees, nor cares about them based on her letter.
The next step is to come forward and invite the ABK Workers Alliance’s leadership to talk about their 4 demands.
Anything but these — are a blatant gaslighting. The ABK Workers Alliance was crystal clear. They are not going to let what they have done be swept under the rug. Fans won’t either. So investors… you should be the ones pushing Kotick to listen to the employees. Grab those phones and give him an earful. Your stocks are on the line until those 4 demands are met.