Activi­sion Bliz­zard is now being inves­ti­gat­ed by fed­er­al reg­u­la­tors over the com­pa­ny’s han­dling of employ­ee’s alle­ga­tions of sex­u­al mis­con­duct and work­place dis­crim­i­na­tion. Report­ed by The Wall Street Jour­nal, the Secu­ri­ties and Exchange Com­mis­sion (SEC) has sub­poe­naed Activi­sion Bliz­zard and mul­ti­ple senior exec­u­tives includ­ing CEO Bob­by Kotick.

The SEC has request­ed a a num­ber of doc­u­ments from Activi­sion Bliz­zard, includ­ing board meet­ing min­utes since 2019, per­son­nel files of six for­mer employ­ees, and sep­a­ra­tion agree­ments the com­pa­ny reached with cer­tain staffers in 2021–according to records obtained by WSJ. The SEC also request­ed Kotick­’s com­mu­ni­ca­tions with oth­er senior exec­u­tives regard­ing com­plaints about sex­u­al harass­ment or dis­crim­i­na­tion by employ­ees and contractors.

An Activi­sion Bliz­zard spokesper­son con­firmed to GameSpot that the SEC is look­ing into the com­pa­ny’s inner workings.

The U.S. Secu­ri­ties and Exchange Com­mis­sion is con­duct­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion con­cern­ing the Com­pa­ny’s dis­clo­sures regard­ing employ­ment mat­ters and relat­ed issues, and has issued sub­poe­nas to the Com­pa­ny and sev­er­al cur­rent and for­mer employ­ees that seek infor­ma­tion relat­ed to this. The Com­pa­ny is coop­er­at­ing with the SEC.”

The fed­er­al branch is try­ing to see if the com­pa­ny prop­er­ly dis­closed the alle­ga­tions of work­place harass­ment and a gen­der-pay gap, and if that infor­ma­tion should have been shared with investors, as well as oth­er par­ties, before now.

This fed­er­al inves­ti­ga­tion only esca­lates the ongo­ing legal trou­ble Activi­sion Bliz­zard has been strug­gling with since the Cal­i­for­nia Depart­ment of Fair Employ­ment and Hous­ing sued the com­pa­ny for the alleged sex­u­al harass­ment and dis­crim­i­na­tion months ago in July.