As hard as this is, and knowing I'll never work in games again:

Mike was directly responsible for the chain reaction of events that got me nearly fired for cc'ing him about Tia Zimmerman threatening me with violence for contacting emergency dispatch when she threatened suicide.
While he didn't tell anyone to do it, he was the leader of the company and made comments about how was causing problems for the company and that "things need to be taken care of immediately" which was interpreted as "fire Cher".

My immediate supervisor put his job on the line -
for me, and as a result, the compromise was to label me as a low performer and cut my bonus and my pay.

Don't tell me you wanted us to come to you. I came to you. And you destroyed my self worth.
No one should have the power to destroy someone's career because they are annoyed in a high stress situation.

NOT EVEN THE CEO.

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24 Jul
Before I go to bed, I want to say that Mike and I spoke about many of the things that happened to me. I appreciate his taking responsibility and being empathetic to what I endured, and to what I witnessed and heard.

I honestly believe that he was kept in the dark about plenty.
I hope that the leadership that is in place now, and his former colleagues, can take that as an example of how to handle this, and do better.
I retract this shit
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24 Jul
@mikemorhaime Taking responsibility and apologizing for your role in this is paramount, Mike, and I really appreciate it.

When things got really bad in bnet - many of us felt abandoned by you, and what's worse, when I was threatened with physical harm and panic cc'd you about it -
@mikemorhaime I was later reprimanded for doing that, completely ignoring how terrified I was that my trying to save someone's life had somehow put my job in jeopardy, and that I was going to be assaulted at a work event because of it.

It felt like I was never given any grace, despite so -
@mikemorhaime many men in leadership being repeatedly excused for their behavior, and often being made to feel that the sexual harassment was totally normal and "not that bad", and even a compliment because of how normalized it was in bnet and wow.
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23 Jul
Being a sex worker, past or present, does not make you any less entitled to consensual sexual experiences.
This goes for pirating paywalled or viewing otherwise leaked pornography, lewds, and nudes, too.
People suggesting that this is a "duh" thing forget that our culture regularly devalues promiscuity and sex work in rape/harassment culture as an invitation for non-consensual interactions. 3/7 of google searches for me using an additional keyword are looking for my leaked nudes. cher scarlett blizzard	 	cher scarlett linkedin	 	cher scarl
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22 Jul
In 2018, I wrote this article about revenge porn. I loved & still wanted to work for Blizzard at the time, so I told @Kotaku that Blizzard learned of his conduct from the media in March, as they asked.

It was a lie. I reported it to them on February 9th.

cherp.medium.com/half-a-million…
@Kotaku Blizzard commented to Kotaku that Uncleswagg was removed from his moderation position because they removed all of the moderators in favor of an in-house team, unrelated to these events. That was also a lie. He had been removed in February and re-instated after he complained.
@Kotaku His being re-instated, and his complaining, because they do so without telling him why he had been removed, was the reason I wrote it, and the reason why I was subsequently doxxed by 4chan. Blizzard never reached out to see if I was okay. I was near suicidal from the stress.
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22 Jul
This is certainly LONG overdue.

I would be hard-pressed to find someone that wasn't witness to sex in the game lounges, coke in the bathrooms during a cube crawl, or a woman who wasn't sexually harassed at least once.

I am so proud of these women.

kotaku.com/activision-bli…
Blizzard has claimed that the DFEH report is false/misleading/irresponsible.

I can tell you that I knew what was going to be in this report before I read it because during my time there - for only a YEAR - I witnessed ALL OF THESE THINGS.

AND NAME NAMES.
On the phone with old coworkers crying in validation
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20 Jul
21 year old Cher trying to take her own headshots 😂 Cher is taking selfies in a bathroom
Rarely seen cleavage in that one 😂
and yes, I took this in the bathroom 😭😭😭😭😭
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