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Startup workers see sexual harassment on 'breathtaking' scale in Silicon Valley

Mar 1, 2017 / Media Coverage
Haana was so repulsed by what happened to her, she covered up her mirror so she wouldn’t have to look at herself. The Silicon Valley tech worker said that after drinks with startup colleagues last year, a male executive at her company put his hand up her shirt and groped her while they walked down the street. “I felt disgusted for months after that,” said Haana, who requested that the Guardian not include her full name or identify the small tech startup where she used to do marketing. “It affects me on a level that I wish it didn’t.” According to Haana, the CEO refused to fire him, and she...
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Gretchen Carlson of Fox News Files Suit Against Roger Ailes

Jul 6, 2016 / Media Coverage
Gretchen Carlson, the longtime Fox anchor, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday saying that Roger Ailes, the powerful chairman of Fox News, fired her from the network last month after she refused his sexual advances and complained to him about discriminatory treatment in the newsroom. The startling accusations immediately transfixed the world of television news, where Mr. Ailes is a hugely influential figure known for demanding absolute loyalty from his employees. A spokeswoman for Fox News did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The lawsuit — filed in Superior Court in New Jersey,...
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What HBO's Confirmation Says About Sexual Harassment Today

Apr 20, 2016 / Media Coverage
It’s taken 25 years to make noticeable progress. Today, sexual harassment is an outdated phrase, as offensive language and actions against women in the workplace are both explicit and subtle. Take for instance a friend of mine who told me about a VC who suggested getting a meal to discuss her new startup. Not long before they were scheduled to meet, he texted her to ask, “What are you wearing?” That question would certainly offend most women today, which is unlike how many women would have responded years ago. Twenty-five years have passed since Anita Hill testified against Clarence Thomas in...
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America's Top Public University Has a Major Sexual-Harassment Problem

Apr 20, 2016 / Media Coverage
When news broke last month that the dean of the University of California-Berkeley School of Law was being sued by his assistant for sexual harassment, faculty and students weren't the only ones caught by surprise—so was the president of the University of California system, Janet Napolitano. "I know you appreciate my level of concern about this situation, and my unhappiness in learning about it through the media," Napolitano wrote to UC-Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks. Within two days, the dean, Sujit Choudhry, had resigned. Eight months had passed since the university had found that he...
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Minor Punishment Against Sexual Harassment Eventually Forces Berkeley UC Provost To Resign

Apr 19, 2016 / Media Coverage
Claude Steele, executive vice chancellor and provost in The University of California (UC) in Berkeley has announced resignation from his administrative positions on Friday. He has held the administrative positions for the last two years and cited personal grounds as reason behind his resignation. The resignation appears during a turbulent period following criticisms against him and other top administrators of UC in handling a widening sexual harassment scandal. An interim successor for Mr. Steele will be named shortly, reports The New York Times, quoting Dan Mogulof, a spokesman for the...
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UC Berkeley documents show history of sexual harassment violations

Apr 8, 2016 / Media Coverage
Nineteen employees – including six faculty members – at the University of California at Berkeley have violated the school’s sexual harassment policy since 2011, according to detailed public records released amid an outcry over how the school has handled claims of sexual harassment. Add assistant men’s basketball coach Yann Hufnagel’s sudden resignation Thursday to the list, and 12 of the accused have been fired or resigned. The misconduct cases, 17 in total, range from former Law School Dean Sujit Choudhry’s, who is charged with repeatedly kissing, hugging and rubbing the arms of a former...
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Columbia Professor Files Sexual Harassment Suit Against University

Mar 23, 2016 / Media Coverage
Enrichetta Ravina thought the professor was her mentor, helping her get access to an invaluable trove of data for her research into how workers allocate their retirement savings. It was scholarship, she believed, that could help her earn tenure at Columbia Business School. But then, she said, the comments started. The professor told her about watching pornography and his sexual exploits, she said. He started making advances toward her, calling her “sexy.” And, she said, he had the ability to have that crucial data set taken away. In a lawsuit against the university filed on Tuesday in Federal...
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