Dead Employee's Family Sues Activision Blizzard

The Wall Street Journal reports (may require registration or subscription) that Activision Blizzard is being sued for wrongful death by the family of Kerri Moynihan, an Activision Blizzard finance manager found dead during a company retreat in 2017. The story has a hard paywall, but Eurogamer has the details, which are disturbing. This suit alleges that sexual harassment was a "significant factor" in Moynihan's suicide, which is also referenced in the lawsuit filed last year against Activision Blizzard by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Here's more:
The California lawsuit also specifically alleged that male co-workers had passed around a picture of Moynihan's vagina during the business retreat prior to her suicide (although she was not directly named in the filing), and referenced a "male supervisor" who was claimed to have brought sex toys with him on the trip.

That supervisor is named as Greg Restituito in the new wrongful death filing, submitted to the Los Angeles Superior Court, with Paul and Janet Moynihan claiming Restituito initially lied to California investigators looking into their daughters's death at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa - concealing the fact he had a sexual relationship with Moynihan, while also attempting to hide evidence of the relationship following her death.

The lawsuit also alleges Activision Blizzard refused to hand Moynihan's company-issued laptop over to police during the inquiry, claimed her mobile phone had been "wiped", and refused to give investigators access to Restituito's laptop and mobile phone.

In a statement provided to the Wall Street Journal in response to its latest report, Activision Blizzard declined to directly address allegations made in the lawsuit, only saying it was "deeply saddened by the tragic death of Ms. Moynihan, who was a valued member of the company" and that it would "address the complaint through the legal process as appropriate, and out of respect for the family [had] no further comment at this time."