As the fallout from the lawsuit against Activision Blizzard by the state of California for sexual discrimination continues to shake the games industry, Bungie has published a lengthy statement on its Twitter standing against harassment and discrimination.
“Bungie is built on empowering our people no matter who they are, where they are from, or how they identify,” Bungie’s statement begins. The six-tweet thread reaffirms Bungie’s zero-tolerance policy against discrimination and its commitment to rooting out toxic culture.
The statement also acknowledges a need to reflect on the endemic problems within the games industry. “We don’t pretend that Bungie is perfect and that no one has experienced harassment while working here,” Bungie writes. “But we will not tolerate it and will confront it head one. And we will continue to do the work every day to be better.”
Bungie is built on empowering our people no matter who they are, where they are from, or how they identify.
We have a responsibility to acknowledge, reflect, and do what we can to push back on a persistent culture of harassment, abuse, and inequality that exists in our industry.
— Bungie (@Bungie) July 22, 2021
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Bungie says that “the accounts in this week’s news are difficult to read,” but the company hopes it will “lead to justice, awareness, and accountability.” Bungie’s statement is one of the few company statements that have come out since yesterday’s bombshell lawsuit.
California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard this week in the Los Angeles Superior Court. Following a two-year investigation, the DFEH found Activision Blizzard discriminated against female
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