Blizzard President J. Allen Brack leaves company amidst lawsuit
The president of Blizzard, J. Allen Brack, will be leaving the company immediately following the controversial lawsuit.
Blizzard announced the news of his departure earlier today, also releasing a statement talking about the reasons behind the decision. For now, Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra will co-lead the company. “Jen and Mike have more than three decades of gaming industry experience between them. Moving forward, they will share responsibilities over game development and company operations.“
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J. Allen Brack himself also released a statement after his departure, wishing Oneal and Ybarra well while reflecting on his time at the company. “I am confident that Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra will provide the leadership Blizzard needs to realize its full potential and will accelerate the pace of change. I anticipate they will do so with passion and enthusiasm and that they can be trusted to lead with the highest levels of integrity and commitment to the components of our culture that make Blizzard so special.”
Blizzard is currently involved in a lawsuit that was filed against them by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. In the lawsuit it was alleged that the company harbors a ‘frat’ culture and has a history of sexism and discrimination against women. Earlier stories that surfaced already detailed the so-called ‘Cosby Suite’.
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