The parents of a late Activision employee have filed to have their lawsuit against the major publisher dropped.
The employee, Kerri Moynihan, a finance manager for Activision, passed away on April 27, 2017, during a company retreat to Anaheim, Calif. According to the suit, her parents believe that the toxic "frat-like" workplace culture highlighted in the publisher's two-year investigation and the subsequent case brought by the Calif. Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DEFH) played a significant role in her suicide — specifically, the alleged distribution of images concerning Moynihan by male employees without her consent.
Activision has previously denied culpability for her death.
Activision Wrongful Death Lawsuit Dropped
First reported by Axios, the Moynihans originally filed to have their suit dropped on May 6. It was filed "with prejudice" — meaning it cannot be revived at a later date. Neither party involved has commented publicly on this development.
Kerri Moynihan was originally from Wilmington, Mass. and graduated cum laude from Northeastern University in 2008. She became a certified CPA and moved to Southern Calif. that following year before joining Activision as a Staff Accountant in 2011. She was 32-years-old at the time of her death.
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