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Audrey Kotick (Bobby Kotick’s daughter) Bio, Age, Parents, Family and Education
November 16, 2021
Audrey Kotick Bio, Wiki
Audrey Kotick is well known for being the daughter of Bobby Kotick. Her parents divorced in 2012. Bobby Kotick is an American businessman who currently serves as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Activision Blizzard.
Bobby was the head of several technology companies early in his career. He purchased a stake in Activision in 1990 and became CEO the next year. He engineered the Activision Blizzard merger, and he became CEO of the combined company in 2008. He is on several company boards. From 2003 until 2008, he was a director at Yahoo!. In February 2012, he became a non-executive director of The Coca-Cola Company. He has also served on the board of the Call of Duty Endowment (CODE) since he co-founded the organization in 2009.
Audrey Kotick Age
Kotick is a teenage girl now but her exact date of birth and age is not known.
Audrey Kotick Parents
Audrey is a daughter to Bobby Kotick and Nina Kotick. Her parents are divorced.
Bobby Kotick To Step Down
Activision Blizzard stock fell Tuesday after a Wall Street Journal report called into question CEO Bobby Kotick’s response to misconduct allegations at the videogame company.
Activision stock (ticker: ATVI) was trading higher on Tuesday until the Journal story was published around 11 a.m. In afternoon trading, shares are down 5.7% to $66.45.
The stock’s reaction suggests investors are worried about continued upheaval and employee turnover at the company. Earlier this month, Activision disclosed delays to key games, citing leadership changes among the reasons.
Activision shares are down 28% year-to-date.
The Journal, citing people with knowledge of Activision’s board, reported that Kotick didn’t inform directors about some misconduct reports, including instances of alleged rape. The Journal report details a case where a female employee at Activision-owned studio Sledgehammer Games alleged she was raped in 2016 and 2017 by a male supervisor after being pressured to drink alcohol in the office and at work events. The company settled out of court with the woman, and Kotick did not inform the board, according to the Journal.
The Journal report includes other damaging revelations. Jennifer Oneal, who became Blizzard’s co-leader in August but announced in November her plans to depart, expressed in a September email to an Activision lawyer that she lacked faith in Activision’s leadership team’s attempts to improve the company’s culture, alleged she was sexually harassed earlier in her career, and said she was still paid less than her male counterpart, according to the Journal.
In July, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a civil action lawsuit, which alleged Activision Blizzard “fostered a pervasive ‘frat boy’ workplace culture.” The Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter, that following that news, Activision received more than 500 reports from current and former employees alleging issues including harassment, sexual assault, bullying, and pay disparities.
In a statement, Activision Blizzard said it was “disappointed in The Wall Street Journal’s report” and characterized the story as misleading. (The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s are both owned by News Corp.) Kotick echoed that sentiment in a video message to employees, adding that the company has taken steps to improve and will continue to do so.
A Dow Jones spokesman told Barron’s: “Nothing in Activision Blizzard’s statement challenges the facts in our reporting.”
Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier said on Twitter that Activision Blizzard employees were planning a walkout in response to Tuesday’s Journal article. Schreier added that the group was demanding Kotick be replaced.
Later Tuesday, Activision’s board of directors issued a statement in defense of Kotick and his handling of workplace issues.
Employees already staged walkout over the summer. Kotick last month cut his salary to the minimum allowed under California law, and announced goals to address such concerns like waiving any requirement of arbitration in claims of sexual harassment and discrimination and setting goals for hiring women and nonbinary people and investing in opportunities for underrepresented communities. The Journal report on Tuesday said that announcement followed questions to Activision about its article.
Activision spokeswoman Helaine Klasky said in a prior statement published by the Journal that, “Mr. Kotick would not have been informed of every report of misconduct at every Activision Blizzard company, nor would he reasonably be expected to have been updated on all personnel issues.”
She added, according the Journal, that the company sometimes, “fell short of ensuring that all of our employees’ behavior was consistent with our values and our expectations.”
In September, Activision disclosed it received a subpoena from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission about disclosures related to workplace issues. The Journal reported the probe included what Kotick knew about alleged incidents and what he told other employees.