Email About Activision Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Revealed

Axios obtained an email from Fran Townsend, Activision’s Executive VP for Corporate Affairs.
Activision Blizzard is being sued for allowing an oppressive “frat boy” culture that fosters abusive behavior against women working at the company and seeking an injunction to force it into compliance with state labor laws.
She also wrote that she had never experienced any of the things alleged in the lawsuit. Townsend wrote that the lawsuit presented an incorrect picture of our company and included factually incorrect, old, and out-of-context material from more than a decade ago.
Former Activision employee Kayla Glover, now employed by Vindex’s Esports Engine, strongly opposed the email’s tone. For more than three years, Glaver worked at Activision Blizzard Esports. In a Twitter thread, Glover criticized Townsend’s tone and choice of words.
Angry and disappointed, she wrote, “They could have used this to acknowledge that they are willing to listen, that they can do better. But instead, this kind of message only reinforces the fear of coming forward. Absolutely livid.”
Townsend is probably isolated and insulated from the goings-on in other departments across Activision, as she has only been there for around five months.
“She hasn’t experienced any of this, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.” She wrote. “Holy fuck, way to discredit all women who work for you.”

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