Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick will remain on the company's board of directors after a shareholder vote at the company's annual meeting.
At Activision Blizzard's annual shareholder meeting, investors voted on several proposals and who would serve on the company's board next year, according to Engadget. A total of 533,703,580 shareholders voted in favor of Kotick remaining on the board, while 62,597,199 voted against. That means Kotick can stay on the board until the next vote in 2023.
IT Home has learned that Bobby Kotick has previously been accused of knowing about sexual misconduct at the company for years. And he has a history of sexual harassment and abuse of his own. The New York City Employees' Retirement System also sued Kotick, saying he was unfit to negotiate the company's pending sale to Microsoft.
In addition, in November, more than 1,000 Activision Blizzard employees and contractors signed and released a petition calling for Bobby Kotick's removal from the company.
In April, Activision Blizzard appointed a new chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer to help the company have a more inclusive workplace.
While a majority of shareholders chose to keep Kotick on the board, they also approved a plan to issue an annual public report, according to the latest report. The report details how Activision will handle any sexual harassment and gender discrimination disputes. The report must also detail how the company prevented these incidents and what steps it was taking to reduce the time it took to resolve them.