The parents of a woman who committed suicide in an Activision Blizzard retreat in 2017 have demanded that their lawsuit against the company be dismissed.
Their complaint said Activision Blizzard’s sexual harassment was a significant factor in the death of 32-year-old Kerri Moynihan, which was also mentioned in California’s original lawsuit against the company’s “fraternity boy culture.”
According to Axios, Moynihan’s parents on May 6 asked a California court to dismiss “the entirety” of the lawsuit they originally filed in March. They also asked for the lawsuit to be dismissed “with prejudice,” meaning the same suit cannot be dismissed. Submit again. There was no public explanation for why the lawsuit was dropped.
Their lawsuit claims Activision Blizzard was responsible for preventing harassment of Moynihan, including at a holiday party where sensitive photos were circulated among other employees. It also claims that Moynihan’s immediate manager lied to Anaheim police about his relationship with her. The manager later left the company.
Activision Blizzard said the California lawsuit that initially referred to Moynihan’s death “includes a distorted and in many cases false depiction of Blizzard’s past.”
In response to the parents’ lawsuit, an Activision Blizzard spokesperson told IGN that the company is “deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Ms. Moynihan, a valued member of the company. We will resolve the complaint through legal channels. We will do so at our discretion and out of respect for the family.” , we have no further comment at this time.”
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