Call of Duty League commentator Philip “Momo” Whitfield has been removed from his duties as such following an investigation by Activision Blizzard. The investigation found that Whitfield had been involved in sexual misconduct.
He took to Twitter to share the news and also provide some context as to what led to this decision from his employer. According to Whitfield, Activision Blizzard began an investigation after they were made aware of
“old messages that [he’d] sent to female members of the gaming community.” He goes on to say that he was not shown the messages or told their details so while he is responding in general terms, he can’t get into specifics. “The generic nature of the complaints is that my messages made the recipients feel uncomfortable,” he said.
“To put it bluntly, in my messages, I was ‘trying my luck’ with women who hadn’t invited my attention, and I was being forward when I shouldn’t have been,” Whitfield explained. “Some of the exchanges contained sexual content from both sides. I did not believe at the time that I was making the recipients uncomfortable. Had I known this I would not have continued conversing in this way.”
He signs off by thanking those who have supported him over the years after claiming to “take full ownership for [his] misjudgements” apologizing for his conduct.