Parents of an employee of a video game manufacturer who committed suicide | KFI AM 640
LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The parents of an Activision Blizzard employee who killed herself at an Anaheim hotel in 2017 during a work retirement have dropped their lawsuit against the Santa Monica-based video game maker. .
Jeffrey B. Isaacs, an attorney for plaintiffs Paul and Janet Moynihan — the parents of the late Kerri Moynihan — filed court papers Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court asking that their lawsuit be dismissed “with prejudice,” meaning that it can’t be revived later.
Court documents did not indicate whether a settlement had been reached or whether the Moynihans were not pursuing the case for other reasons. Isaacs and Activision attorney David H. Fry did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Kerry Moynihan, 32, was found dead at Disneyland’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa on April 27, 2017.
“Activision has fostered and enabled a sexually hostile work environment in which female employees were routinely sexually harassed, belittled, disparaged and discriminated against, and Activision has failed and refused to take remedial action or reasonable steps to prevent this harassment,” the lawsuit said. filed on March 3 allegedly.
Four years after Kerry Moynihan’s death, evidence has emerged that she was the victim of “brutal sexual harassment in the workplace at Activision, which was a significant factor in her death by suicide while retiring from Activision,” according to the lawsuit.
Kerri Moynihan was the couple’s only child, the suit says.
‘They were devastated by Kerri’s death,’ the lawsuit adds.
Last July, the state Department of Jobs and Housing filed a lawsuit against Activision, detailing a “shocking pattern of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace,” the Moynihan lawsuit says.