The mystery surrounding the stealthy departure of Warcraft Creative Director Alex Afrasiabi has finally been revealed. Contrary to some rumors, he didn’t willingly retire from Blizzard to spend his millions. Kotaku has just reported that he was terminated for misconduct in 2020. From the article:
An employee brought these 2013 events to our attention in June 2020,” a spokesperson for Activision Blizzard told Kotaku when asked about the “Cosby Suite” images and allegations against Afrasiabi. “We immediately conducted our own investigation and took corrective action. At the time of the report, we had already conducted a separate investigation of Alex Afrasiabi and terminated him for his misconduct in his treatment of other employees.
Was any illegal behavior going on in this suite? Was anyone harassed, raped, tortured, or murdered? Where is the crime? Or was this a bunch of developers trying to blow off steam at a BlizzCon after party and having a few drinks goofing around? After parties are common in Hollywood where celebrities drink heavily and make fools of themselves.
Why did the employee wait 7 years to report to Blizzard about the Cosby Suite?
Kotaku — a hardcore leftist woke gaming site — has published images of white male Blizzard developers who were in the Cosby Suite but has obtained other images of women that were in the suite but has decided not to publish them:
In one image procured by Kotaku, a group of women are sitting on a bed in the room with the Cosby portrait. One of the women appears to have a hand on another’s breast, which is cheered on by the men in the comments.
Were the women in the non-published photo also Blizzard developers? Were any of the women victims of rape or sexual harassment? If not, why has Kotaku not published all of the photos? Why the double standard here?
We all know the answer.
2013 events in 2020/21. The leaked images are cringy, Greg Street was apparently also part of the party. Hmm, how about removing the Death Knight Class he designed.
I was once forced to dance a waltz with a quite fat woman with massive breasts as every other new guy at the annual christmas work party. Not everybody was comfortable with that. So much about work parties. And yes, they are often abused to diss or promote people, too. Hope this isn’t news to anyone.
Rockstars, sports teams, high school kids, video game designers must apparently be politically correct even then? But are they, really?
I share your observation, photos of the women participating are of course excluded. Women just don’t do such things or participate in them, right…?
Alex A. was probably the most over the top of the bunch. But it is about time to figure out how much was just very bad taste and juvenile and what crime he committed.
So he did this “I want to marry you” thing with female employees, in front of other males/”boys”… that he was known of harassment of females… okay, now we are already down to harassment, no longer rape in the Cosby Suite.
Ex-dev Joshua Mosqueira had to share that at this point of time he didn’t know about Bill Cosby. Greg Street posted he was there but never noticed anything out of the ordinary.
The blame game is on. Will anyone join Alex as scapegoat for the others? It would be interesting to know who started this. Vengeful and petty revenge, the time is right to accuse men of such things. The accusation alone is already enough to destroy them. This isn’t right either.