Blizzard’s chief legal officer has left the company amid the ongoing troubles the company is facing. Claire Hart, the now former Blizzard chief legal officer, announced on Linkedin that she departed the company on Friday, September 17th–after three years at the company.
“The past three years have been full of unexpected twists and turns, but I feel honored to have worked with and met so many great people at Blizzard and across the Activision Blizzard businesses,” Hart stated.
Hart said she would be taking a break before moving on, but did not give a reason for her departure. An Activision Blizzard spokesperson confirmed to GameSpot that Hart left the company.
“We can confirm that Claire Hart has left Blizzard to pursue other opportunities. We’re grateful for her more than three years of service, and we wish her well.”
Of course, Hart’s departure comes amid several lawsuits and investigations against Activision Blizzard into the alleged sexual harassment and discrimination towards its employees. Activision Blizzard’s struggles first began in July, when the State of California filed a lawsuit against them. Hart announced she was leaving the company the same day it was reported the SEC had begun its own investigation against the company.
Hart is just the latest high-profile employee to leave Activision Blizzard, after Blizzard president J. Allen Brack and head of HR Jesse Meschuk. Both left the company at the beginning of August.