Hundreds of Activision Blizzard employees signed a petition calling for the removal of Bobby Kotick

The pressure on Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick continued to increase, and more than 800 employees and contractors signed a petition asking him to resign.

The petition was filed two days after more than 150 Activision Blizzard employees called for Kotick to be removed from office. One day later, a shareholder group issued its own call for resignation, as well as the resignation of the company‚Äôs board chairman and lead independent director. These requests were made after a blockbuster report in the Wall Street Journal, which stated that Kotick was aware of the company’s sexual harassment and abuse and actually threatened to kill an assistant in 2006 .