Activision Blizzard sees wrongful death suit for employee death

Activision Blizzard Lawsuit

Activision Blizzard’s authorized woes aren’t over.

The Overwatch and World of Warcraft developer is being sued by the household of an employee who dedicated suicide after allegedly being harassed by a supervisor. The grievance, filed by Kerri Moynihan’s dad and mom on Thursday, was first obtained by The Washington Post.

Who is Kerri Moynihan?

In the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing lawsuit from the summer season of 2021, Moynihan was referenced with out a identify as a part of the sexual harassment and gender discrimination accusations. The lawsuit claimed that the sufferer, Moynihan, had her bare photographs handed round between male staff and was hit on by a male supervisor who introduced intercourse toys with him on a enterprise journey they took collectively.

At the time, Activision Blizzard referred to as the claims “distorted,” going as far as to say that the corporate was “sickened” by the DFEH bringing the suicide into the lawsuit. Activision Blizzard said that the suicide had “no bearing in any way” on the case, including that the addition to the suit confirmed “no regard for her grieving household.”

But now evidently the household is in settlement that one thing occurred at Activision Blizzard that led to Moynihan’s death. The wrongful death lawsuit, filed by Paul and Janet Moynihan, claimed that Greg Restitutio, her former boss, lied to investigators when Moynihan was discovered lifeless in her lodge room. Restitutio allegedly overlooked in his discussions with authorities that he had a sexual relationship with Moynihan and continued to disclaim it after her death.

Restitutio left Activision Blizzard in May 2017, which was one month after Moynihan’s death in accordance with The Washington Post. Activision Blizzard has refused to show over Moynihan’s company-issued laptop computer in addition to entry to Restitutio’s laptop computer and cellphone, the lawsuit states.

“The harassment to which Kerri was subjected was a considerable consider inflicting hurt to Kerri… tragically culminating in Kerri’s death on the age of 32,” Moynihan’s dad and mom wrote.

Neither Activision Blizzard nor Restitutio have issued any public statements following the wrongful death lawsuit going public.

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