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Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has lost a legal battle this week against his former defense attorney Patricia Glaser for more than $1 million.
The tale began back in 2007 when flight attendant Cynthia Madvig filed a lawsuit against Kotick as well as his business partner and a pilot who are part of Cove Management, a company created by Kotick to manage his private jet. Madvig, a flight attendant on the jet, claims she filed sexual harassment complaints against the pilot to Kotick's partner but did not get a response. Two months later Kotick fired the flight attendant, allegedly telling Madvig, "The guys are unhappy with the hostile environment."Madvig filed a lawsuit two months later for sexual harassment, wrongful termination, failure to prevent sexual harassment, retaliation against her, and other claims. The three men involved in the suit denied the allegations and hired L.A. attorney Patricia Glaser, known as "one of the fiercest litigators in Los Angeles." The plot thickens. Glaser claimed fees for the company's services amounted to roughly $1 million, to which Kotick only paid $200,000. Refusal to pay full legal fees turned into another case against Kotick and friends, which ended in ordering the defense to pay Glaser's firm $938,458 plus $479,898 in legal fees.And the harrassment case? Kotick settled with Madvig for $200,000 plus $475,000 in legal expenses.
[Via Los Angeles Times]
burn, kotick, burn...
This is pocket change to Kotick. I hope he burns in hell!!
Tim Schafer was right, he IS a total ***.
Wow. This guy is really disgusting. Almost makes the former head of bp seem half-way decent, almost.
More reason for me to hate activision
This is the guy you want heading your company, stockholders?
Guess this explains why he wants to add a subscription fee to COD. lol, suck it Kotick!
Woof. And i thought the mess on "The Office" where Michael Scott was dating another guys wife was bad... why did THAT come to mind?
...I need to watch less TV.
lol. still the worst person in the gaming industry
How skeezy, the lot of it.
Haha just looking at the picture of him GI has posted he looks like a creepy child molester maybe thats why he got into games....."Hey i got this nice shinny new copy of COD 86 want to jump in my van and play"
I wish activision didn't make good games....but BUY EA!!!
Kotick created a company for his own jet? What's up with that guy?!?!
Just seems like every time I read something about this guy, he becomes more of a *** than he was before.
what a scum bag
It's great that he lost over a million bucks, but he's probably gonna tack on a s*$^-ton of fees to Activision games to make it back. It sounds like a joke, but knowing him, it'll happen.
I'll enjoy the day this scumbag resigns over some huge legal issue that has yet to be uncovered. You just know this piece of crap has a lot of skeletons in his closet.