US Senator Calls Lack of Accountability for Bobby Kotick in Microsoft Acquisition ‘Unacceptable’

U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker and Sheldon Whitehouse have sent a letter to FTC Chairman Lina Khan asking her to investigate whether Microsoft’s planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard would worsen the company’s work environment . reported in the letter, Wall Street Journalalso called on CEO Bobby Kotick to remain in his role and a “golden parachute” at the company, saying failure to hold him accountable for the workplace culture he has allowed to flourish “would be an unacceptable takeover” the result of”.

“Activision Blizzard employees have called for greater transparency and accountability in the gaming industry after years of rampant sexual misconduct and discrimination and unfair labor practices, and we are deeply concerned that this acquisition may further disenfranchise these employees. rights and prevent their voices from being heard,” the letter said.