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Eight more women allege sexism at Sony PlayStation, adding to lawsuit

“I believe Sony is not equipped to appropriately handle toxic environments,” one said.

Eight more women have added their voices to a proposed class-action lawsuit, making allegations of sexism and gender discrimination at Sony PlayStation.

The new voices bolster allegations made by former IT security analyst Emma Majo back in November of last year. Sony denied the allegations last month, asking courts to dismiss the lawsuit.

Via Axios, “the women describe a range of behaviors across multiple U.S.-based PlayStation offices, including demeaning comments, unwelcome advances, a lack of attention paid to their work or ideas and, most frequently, a sense that it was harder for women to be promoted in the company.”

Marie Harrington, an employee of Sony Online Entertainment, cited a lack of females in senior roles and in consideration for said positions. Former program manager Kara Johnson, said that, “I believe Sony is not equipped to appropriately handle toxic environments” in a statement.

Statements by the eight women were filed by Majo’s attorney in response to Sony’s dismissal filing.

Sony did not return Axios’ request for comment on the matter; we’ll keep you informed as we learn more.

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