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California sues Activision Blizzard alleging harassment, sexism

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San Francisco (AFP) – Video game giant Activision Blizzard is being hit with a slew of allegations of sexism, discrimination and harassment of female employees in a lawsuit filed by a California state agency. The state’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a civil complaint Wednesday claiming the maker of “Call of Duty” and “World of Warcraft” violated state laws by allowing a “pervasive frat boy workplace culture.” In the latest case highlighting claims of sexism in the video game industry, the lawsuit said the California company “fostered a sexist culture and paid women less than…

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