A current Blizzard Entertainment employee has leveled the latest scathing sexual harassment claim against the company: "I was told not to go to HR. I was told that the harassing men were just trying to be friends with me. I was told they did nothing wrong by law," the accuser said in a press conference Wednesday. Read more >>Here's what else we're reading in the news:
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A Blizzard employee who accused the company of ignoring reports of sexual harassment said she was demoted when she complained to supervisors at the company.
“I’ve been subjected to rude comments about my body, unwanted sexual advances, inappropriately touched, subjected to alcohol-infused team events and “cube crawls,” invited to have casual sex with my supervisors, and surrounded by a frat boy culture that’s detrimental to women,” she said.
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