You can now add Lego to the list of companies reassessing their relationship with Activision Blizzard after allegations the company allowed senior employees to create a workplace rife with sexual harassment and abuse. In a statement discovered by , said the toy maker , a site dedicated to Lego reviews, is delaying the release of a overwatch 2-themed set that it planned to release early next month.
“We are currently reviewing our partnership with Activision Blizzard, given concerns about the progress being made to address ongoing allegations about workplace culture, especially the treatment of female colleagues and creating an environment diverse and inclusive,” a Lego spokesperson told the vehicle. “While we complete the review, we will pause the release of a LEGO Overwatch 2 product that was supposed to go on sale on February 1, 2022.”
Activision Blizzard has been mired in controversy since California’s fair employment regulator filed a lawsuit against the publisher in . According to a bombastic report published in November, CEO Bobby Kotick knew about many of the worst incidents of sexual harassment at Activision Blizzard and sometimes took action to protect bullies at the company. In the immediate aftermath of The newspaper reporting, , and criticized the company, but have not yet severed ties with it. In a recent interview with The New York Times newspaper, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said Microsoft’s relationship with the publisher has changed, but declined to share details.
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