Activision Blizzard exec claims he was fired due to ‘too many old white guys’ at firm

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'A veteran Activision Blizzard executive claims the “Call of Duty” maker canned him because it had “too many old white guys,” according to a lawsuit.

James Reid Venable, 57, filed an age discrimination lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court last week against the company, which finalized a $69 billion merger with Microsoft last October.

The lawsuit cites alleged comments made by Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick at a leadership conference that the “problem” with the company was that “there are too many old white guys.”

Kotick resigned last month after the company agreed to pay about $54 million to settle discrimination claims brought by California’s civil rights agency on behalf of women who alleged they faced constant sexual harassment.'

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