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Lego delays Overwatch 2 filming amid Activision Blizzard sexual harassment scandal

You can now add Lego to the list of companies reassessing their relationship with Activision Blizzard following allegations the company has allowed senior employees to create a workplace plagued by harassment and sexual abuse. In a press release spotted by , the toy maker said , a site dedicated to Lego magazines, it is delaying the release of a Monitoring 2– thematic set he had planned to release at the beginning of next month.

“We are currently reviewing our partnership with Activision Blizzard, given concerns about the progress being made in addressing persistent allegations about workplace culture, particularly the treatment of female colleagues and the creation of a diverse and inclusive environment,” a Lego spokesperson said at the point of sale. “While we complete the review, we will be suspending the release of a LEGO Overwatch 2 product that was scheduled to go on sale 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 an explosive report published in November, CEO Bobby Kotick was aware of many of the worst incidents of sexual harassment at Activision Blizzard and, at times, acted to protect the company’s abusers. The day after The newspaper reports, and criticized the company, but they have yet to sever ties with it. In a recent interview with The New York TimesXbox chief Phil Spencer said Microsoft’s relationship with the publisher has changed, but declined to share details.

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