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The company behind one of the biggest video games in the world could pay $400 million after a lawsuit claimed it created a sexist work culture where women were rated on their 'hotness' and shown...

The company behind one of the biggest video games in the world could pay $400 million after a lawsuit claimed it created a sexist work culture where women were rated on their 'hotness' and shown...
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Riot Games, one of the biggest video game developers in America, is embroiled in a gender discrimination class-action lawsuit that could cost the company more than $400 million.




The lawsuit claims rampant sexism and harassment at the company, saying that women at Riot Games were rated, told "no doesn't necessarily mean no" by the co-CEO, and shown unsolicited pictures of male genitalia.




The company settled the suit in December for $10 million, but two California agencies blocked the settlement last month, saying that plaintiffs could be entitled to around $400 million after an investigation into the company.




This past week, the plaintiffs said they would renegotiate the settlement after the state's objection.




Riot has worked to make changes to the company, hiring Angela Roseboro as its first chief diversity officer in 2019 to overhaul the company's culture and approach to diversity. But it is still working to reconcile its legal issues after years of alleged internal sexism.




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Riot Games, one of the country's largest video game makers, could be responsible for paying more than $400 million to women who were impacted by the company's allegedly sexist work culture.
A class-action lawsuit supported by about 1,000 current and former employees accuses Riot, the company behind "League of Legends," of denying women equal pay and subjecting employees to ongoing sexual harassment in the workplace. Women at the company were rated on "hotness," told at a meeting that "no doesn't necessarily mean no," and shown unsolicited photos of male genitalia, according to the suit. The chief operating officer of Riot Games was also accused by multiple people of farting on his subordinates and hitting employees in the genitals.
The company announced a $10 million settlement in December 2019, but in January two California state agencies rejected that settlement, claiming that plaintiffs could be eligible for $400 million due to pay disparities, entitled back pay, and other workplace violations. This past week, the plaintiffs announced they had hired new counsel and were looking to renegotiate the settlement after the state's objection.
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