There's a lot of noise going on out here on blind about issues with Riot's culture. Riot isn't perfect but it's one of the better companies I've ever worked for, for sure.
Unfortunately I feel like a lot of this opinion is based on pretty biased and one-sided reporting. I'll be happy to turn this thread into an AMA. I'm sure some Riot people will also jump in and tell you that we are the literal worst company too. But yeah... if we are it's not because of it being a bad culture.
I noted that we quoted the Kotaku article below, but we all know that Kotaku wouldn't correct the record if it goes against their general narrative/agenda... And they did not post the clarifying release that I linked above. Perhaps evidence that we complied didn't meet their reporting goals?
In short, Riot provided the DFEH what they requested and despite that in a very unusual turn the DFEH decided to publish a press release without discussing it with Riot. They've never done this before--dont believe me? Check their other press releases. I'll let other people speculate why, but let's just say that there can be political motivations, right?
That seems like it would have solved all this "confusion". Simply comply with the discovery request that the government asked for.