The dictator of Activision Bobby Kotick is a grand mal douchebag. We all know that already. What I didn’t know, however, was that he was involved in charges of unlawful rump-tickling and unwanted sexual advances. It makes sense, given his previously estimated levels of doucheosity. Intrigued? Here you go.
Activision boss Bobby Kotick has lost a legal stoush with renowned lawyer Patricia Glaser over a 2007 sexual harassment case involving Kotick’s private jet and one of its former flight attendants.
Kotick and Andrew Gordon, the head of the LA branch of Goldman Sachs investment bankers, run a company called Cove Management, which was created to essentially run a private jet the two men co-owned. One of their pilots was a man by the name of Phil Berg.
Anyway, it was alleged by Cynthia Madvig, a former flight attendant on the jet, that in 2006 Berg pressured her into being his “arm candy”; in other words, a public escort, someone to join him at dinner parties and the like. Madvig declined, at which Berg allegedly “set out to make life miserable” for her, including one instance where she says he made her clean the plane’s toilet while he stood there “leering” at her.
…Kotick & Gordon have ended up paying Glaser’s firm more than they paid Madvig; Madvig settled out for court for $200,000 (plus $475,000 for legal fees), while a court last year ruled that Kotick & Gordon had significantly under-paid Glaser, and awarded her $938,458 (plus $479,898 in fees).
Take that, Kotick! Seriously though, this came out of left field, but only goes on to confirm what I’ve known: Bobby Kotick is El Diablo.