Sexual harassment


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Noreen Farrell
Unpacking sexual harassment is not rocket science. You will be surprised by how much you can learn by asking a colleague a few questions over coffee about what makes her uncomfortable and/or what she has or others have
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Oct 26 2017
Lisa Bloom, Erik Wemple, Gretchen Carlson and Gloria Allred, are the people who have been quoted the greatest number of times about Sexual harassment. You can find them on this page and an additional total of 190 people who have something to say about this topic. All the 240 quotes on this page are sorted by date and by name. You can also have access to the articles to get the context of the quotes. The most recent quote from Lisa Bloom is: “I think he has changed. You're using the words 'sexual harassment,' which is a legal term. I'm using the term 'workplace misconduct.' I don't know if there's a real significant difference to most people, but sexual harassment is severe and pervasive.”.
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Eric T. Schneiderman

No New Yorker should be forced to walk into a workplace ruled by sexual intimidation, harassment or fear, . If sexual harassment or discrimination is pervasive at a company, we want to

Jennifer Rubin

Last six months after Fox News ousted its chairman amid a sexual harassment scandal the network’s top-rated host at the time Bill O’Reilly struck a $32 million agreement with a longtime network analyst to settle new sexual harassment allegations according to two people briefed on the matter - an extraordinarily large amount for such

Tom Watson

The latest revelations about Bill O'Reilly are depressingly familiar. They show that 21st Century Fox engaged in a prolonged campaign to cover up allegations of serious sexual harassment by a senior employee instead of investigating the claims and taking action against him. The fact that Fox handed Mr O'Reilly a lucrative new contract worth $25 million months after he reportedly paid $32 million to settle a claim by a colleague is jaw-dropping. It raises yet more questions about the corporate culture at 21st Century

Amy Ziering

Distributors were unwilling to fund or release the film, and few people were willing to talk on the record. Then the Weinstein stories broke, and it's like an invisible dam collapsed. People at long last are speaking out in large numbers, and we feel this industry, and the country, is finally ready for an unflinching film about the reality of sexual assault and harassment in

Erik Wemple

When Bill O’Reilly appeared last month with Matt Lauer on the “Today” show, it had been five months since he’d been fired from Fox News following a New York Times exposé on his various legal settlements with colleagues for sexual harassment and mistreatment. Yet the dethroned King of Cable News was still as proficient as ever in misleading a television

Arianna Huffington - The Huffington Post

There should be zero tolerance for even one case of sexual harassment. I was totally supportive of having a full investigation of her claims. That's why we brought in a former attorney general to investigate. I don't think you can do a lot more than

Amber Tamblyn

For women in America who come forward with stories of harassment, abuse and sexual assault, there are not two sides to every story, however noble that principle might seem. Women do not get to have a side. They get to have an interrogation. Too often, they are questioned mercilessly about whether their side is legitimate. Especially if that side happens to accuse a man of stature, then that woman has to consider the scrutiny and repercussions she'll be subjected to by sharing her

Christy Turlington Burns

The best way to protect young models is to keep them in school and off sets until they are adults. But that's only part of the problem. We need to teach our girls, and young boys, how to protect themselves and defend themselves against predators in every area of their lives. Sexual harassment can happen anywhere and at any time. In the playground, in school, on the bus, in crowded public spaces. Accepting this and preparing for it will help more of us know how to handle it when it does

Mike Coffman

We've been putting extraordinary resources into this area. Of all the issues we have on my committee, we have spent more time on sexual assault than any other

Jennifer Johnson - Army

As Army professionals, we expect everyone on our team to live and demonstrate the Army values every day. Every allegation of sexual assault, from an unwanted touch over the clothing to a forcible rape, is investigated. . . . The Army strives to hold all offenders accountable for their actions no matter their position or

Lela Meadow-Conner

The whole world is now aware, in large part due to Rose's efforts, about the rampant sexual harassment within the entertainment industry, and so in her honor, we have pulled together a panel of women filmmakers who will be attending the festival with their films, for a frank conversation, because the message doesn't stop

Gretchen Carlson

I think that that was a teachable moment for millions of parents across the country. And that's what I did. I showed that video [to my kids]. And I said, This is not how you treat a human being.' And I don't care what political policies you agree with: taxes, immigration. Who cares? Sexual harassment is apolitical. When somebody harasses you, they don't ask you what political party you're in before they do it, and this is why we should all care. And this is why human decency supersedes any political

Hillary Clinton

Look, we just elected someone who admitted sexual assault to the presidency. So there's a lot of other issues that are swirling around these kinds of behaviors that need to be

Bert Fields

Variety's story about Bob Weinstein is riddled with false and misleading assertions by Ms. Segel and we have the emails to prove it, but even if you believe what she says it contains not a hint of any inappropriate touching or even any request for such touching. There is no way in the world that Bob Weinstein is guilty of sexual harassment, and even if you believed what this person asserts there is no way it would amount to

Nancy Erika Smith

If more and more women feel empowered to speak out, companies may decide that this kind of fallout [from sexual harassment] finally won't be worth it. They can bring in HR procedures and people who are really trying to protect women not just protect the

Gloria Allred

Corporate entities need to have clauses in all employment contracts that if you are found to have committed sexual harassment, you are terminated. It has to be black and white, there can be no more grey areas. It needs to be clear that if you commit sexual harassment that you will be terminated without a golden parachute; you leave with nothing. Taking a hardline approach like that is the only way to stop

Michael Pachter - Wedbush Securities

This is a necessary move because of the sexual harassment allegation, but I think it's a convenient excuse to replace

Mike Feuer

From our prosecutions in this area, I know it takes tremendous courage for women and men to share often intimate details of sexual harassment or abuse. We know this is not just a Hollywood thing–it's a workplace thing, arising all too often in virtually every industry. Indeed, while most people don't work in the entertainment industry, victims of sexual harassment and abuse share many of the very same concerns we've heard about in recent days: Will my job be on the line if I say something? Will I be publicly humiliated? Will anyone believe me – and will anyone stand up for me?feedback

Gretchen Carlson

The costs of coming forward are high. I know first-hand what can await. We are stigmatized as trouble-makers, liars, b*****s, and can have our careers taken away in an instant simply by standing up for ourselves. We must start earlier and encourage young people to use their voice. We must educate teenagers – boys and girls – about sexual harassment. We must really celebrate men who speak out as

Kirsten Gillibrand

We know from reports 60 percent of men and 58 percent of women who experience sexual harassment or gender discrimination indicated a supervisor was one of the people engaged in the violations. That is a problem with our

Kathleen Parker

Harvey Weinstein may be the tipping point for dealing with sexual

Erik Wemple

Interviewing Gretchen Carlson requires a touchy reportorial dance. A former Fox News host, Carlson is the brave soul who sued Roger Ailes personally in July 2016 for sexual harassment during her time at the No. 1 cable news outlet. The civil action kicked off a legal inquiry of Fox News plus a raft of explosive investigative stories that ended with the ouster of Ailes, who died earlier this year. She received a settlement that included $20 million and an apology for the hostile

Laura Dern

I have not spoken to one person, nor will you tonight, who hasn't had an experience with sexual harassment in the work place. It seemed as if it was supposed to be a

Erik Wemple

CNN politics reporter and editor-at-large Chris Cillizza grabbed his Outrage-Timing Stopwatch. He used this device to count the number of days that had passed before former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton denounced the conduct of Hollywood heavy Harvey Weinstein, whom several women had accused of sexual harassment over nearly three decades, according to a news-breaking story in the New York

Jennifer Rubin

In a 2011 Post-ABC poll, 47 percent of Americans said they felt that sexual harassment in the workplace was a serious problem. That number has now risen to 64 percent. Nearly two-thirds of Americans say men who sexually harass female coworkers usually get away with

Gretchen Carlson

There's no way in hell she can try and come forward. So many times – well, almost all times – society does not find out how prevalent sexual harassment is in the

Anthony Rendon

The letter shows that sexual harassment is as prevalent in the Capitol as it is anywhere else in

Arabella Weir

We need more powerful females in our industry, and a new willingness from women everywhere to challenge sexist attitudes. Along with the rest of the acting sorority I’ve been reading with great interest the appalling allegations against Harvey Weinstein, who has apologised for his past behaviour but denied non-consensual sex. At the same time I’ve been reminded of the literally hundreds of times I, too, have endured varying degrees of sexual harassment in my nearly 40-year career. And I bet you won’t find a single actress who hasn’t got similar stories to tell. This behaviour was so commonplace it barely warranted comment except as “jokey” tales female actors would

Gretchen Carlson

The bad news is that sexual harassment is back in the headlines, with tales of another powerful man preying on women, insulated by enablers and victims too ashamed to come forward. The good news is that sexual harassment is back in the headlines, precisely because women are finding the courage to tell their stories, and the strength to demand this sick behavior

Gretchen Carlson

I know first-hand what can await. We are stigmatized as trouble-makers, liars, bitches, and can have our careers taken away in an instant simply by standing up for ourselves. That explains why even today, most sexual harassment incidents are never made

Jerry Brown

Since this law was enacted, however, thoughtful legal minds have increasingly questioned whether federal and state actions to prevent and redress sexual harassment and assault–well-intentioned as they are–have also unintentionally resulted in some colleges' failure to uphold due process for accused students. Depriving any student of higher education opportunities should not be done lightly, or out of fear of losing state or federal funding. We haven't yet ascertained the full impact of what we recently

Gloria Allred

Lisa is my daughter and I love and respect her. She has her own law firm separate from mine. She makes her own independent decisions on who she will or will not represent, and I have no role in her decisions. Had I been asked by Mr. Weinstein to represent him, I would have declined, because I do not represent individuals accused of sex harassment. I only represent those who allege that they are victims of sexual harassment. I would like to say that my daughter Lisa Bloom is and and always has been a champion for women's

Gloria Allred

While I would not represent Mr. Weinstein, I would consider representing anyone who accused Mr. Weinstein of sexual harassment, even if it meant that my daughter was the opposing

Laura Bates

Why didn’t they respond differently has been a regular response to victims’ stories. As if that changes things. In cases of workplace sexual harassment, we are ready to blame almost anybody except the perpetrator. Why didn’t others in the industry blow the whistle? Why didn’t somebody stand up to him? And most of all, the common narrative goes, why didn’t the women do something?feedback

Naomi Wolf

This outpouring could be a turning point. It’s time to name those who have abused us, and treat sexual crimes with the seriousness they deserve. There are many shocks following on from this week’s reports of the sexual violations and rapes allegedly committed by film producer Harvey Weinstein. One shock for me is about the language used by the media to describe them. Almost all early reports referred to victimisation as “sexual harassment”.feedback

Suzanne Jordan

This is a horrific multiple sexual assault on a young female who was simply making her way home after a night out. We would like to thank the members of the public who intervened to help her and possibly prevented her ordeal from continuing even

Julia Roberts

If you've been subjected to any kind of abuse or harassment, there are places to go for help, including the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network ( Or call the National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-HOPE (4673).feedback

Samantha Bee

Oh give me a break white Cosby. Nobody asked for your all-about-mea-culpa. Don't blame the Sixties and Seventies for your shitty decision making. It's serial sexual harassment – not a Monkees

Samantha Bee

Sexual harassment is rampant in every profession imaginable: medicine, finance, technology, academia, publishing, restaurants. We tried to find one place where women were safe, so we googled 'sexual harassment Antarctica' and we found this article from five f–king days ago. You can't even go to the most remote part of the planet without some dude swinging his cold, shriveled d–k your way. No wonder Harvey Weinstein thinks the entertainment industry will support

Jamie Lee Curtis

Perhaps this grotesque power play to 'get some' by this brutish thug of a man and the attempts by him, his lawyer, his board and famous friends to, once again, keep it under wraps and blame the victim will fail. Perhaps the truth will out other sexual harassment, be it from a governor or a president or a presidential candidate or studio head or movie star or executive or anyone else complicit in this billionaire boys club bulls**t that will come to an inglorious

Maria Miller

Sexual harassment – of course, we all have. I probably speak pretty bluntly to people and it's not something I would tolerate. But, I think, perhaps, if you haven't got that level of self-confidence, then you won't deal with it. I think you and I would agree that sexual harassment will happen on a very regular basis to women in the workplace. I mean it would be too numerous to give you an

Sophie Turner

Sexual assault wasn't something that had affected me or anybody I knew, so I was pretty blasE about the whole thing. Naively so. And then I shot the scene, and in the aftermath there was this huge uproar that we would depict something like that on television. My first response was like, maybe we shouldn't have put that on screen at

Samantha Bee

Give me a break, white Cosby. Nobody asked for your all-about-mea-culpa. Don't blame the 60s and 70s for your shitty decision-making. It's serial sexual harassment, not a Monkees tattoo. Predictably, Republicans popped a few Tic-Tacs and moved on the Weinstein scandal like a bitch for partisan

Ronna Romney McDaniel

During three decades' worth of sexual harassment allegations, Harvey Weinstein lined the pockets of Democrats to the tune of three-quarters of a million dollars. If Democrats and the DNC truly stand up for women like they say they do, then returning this dirty money should be a no

Ashley Judd

I worked with Mr Weinstein twice and although he was bullish in his marketing of the films, he was always professional with me. I had heard rumours of his tantrums and bullying but not of the extreme sexual harassment and abuse that is coming to light

Scott Catlin

This letter serves as my formal complaint for the isolation, sexual assault and battery, strip search and intentional infliction of severe emotional distress perpetrated by agents of Homeland Security upon my minor child…. I nicknamed her sunshine when she was little because she's always happy. She's been moody. They stole her light. She's not the same person

Angela Reddock-Wright

In a criminal matter, it would be up to the District Attorney's office to determine if there's sufficient evidence of sexual assault, or battery or related claims to pursue criminal actions against him. I think it would really depend on if the L.A. County District Attorney's office tries to make him sort of the poster child of this type of behavior and how aggressive they would be in pursuing actions against

Seth Meyers

I don't think the tragedy ever ends. That's one of the challenges – trying to find a way to talk about it that is also comedy. We, as a whole staff, had to process it. And it's very hard when you're talking about things like sexual assault to think, I have the perfect joke for this.' So, yeah, it's a conversation. I think all the shows have conversations about how do we talk about this in a way that respects the victims, while also making sure we're not ignoring a big

Heather Graham

That was the end of that encounter – I was never hired for one of his films, and I didn't speak up about my experience. It wasn't until Ashley Judd heroically shared her story a few days ago that I felt ashamed. If I had spoken up a decade ago, would I have saved countless women from the same experience I had or worse? The question – and this is not an excuse – is what defines sexual harassment in the workplace? He didn't explicitly offer a trade – sex for work – even though I knew that was what he was

Jimmy Fallon

Harvey Weinstein was fired by his company yesterday for being accused of sexual harassment – not good. They said if he keeps it up, he'll wind up with his own show on Fox

Lisa Bloom

I think he has changed. You're using the words 'sexual harassment,' which is a legal term. I'm using the term 'workplace misconduct.' I don't know if there's a real significant difference to most people, but sexual harassment is severe and

Rebecca Traister

I have been having conversations about Harvey Weinstein's history of sexual harassment for more than 17 years. Back then, Harvey could spin – or suppress – anything; there were so many journalists on his payroll, working as consultants on movie projects, or as screenwriters, or for his

Lisa Bloom

The New York Times' allegations, if true, would constitute sexual harassment. However, Mr. Weinstein denies many of them and was not given a fair opportunity to present evidence and witnesses on his

Lisa Bloom

Big week at The Bloom Firm, fighting sexual harassment, disability rights, race discrimination, rape, wage and hour cases & more. Stay tuned!feedback

Xochitl Hinojosa

The Democratic party condemns all forms of sexual harassment and assault. The DNC will donate over $30,000 in contributions from Weinstein to EMILY's List, Emerge America and Higher Heights. Because what we need is more women in power, not men like Trump who continue to show us that they lack respect for more than half of

Ronna McDaniel

During three-decades worth of sexual harassment allegations, Harvey Weinstein lined the pockets of Democrats to the tune of three-quarters of a million dollars. If Democrats and the DNC truly stand up for women like they say they do, then returning this dirty money should be a

Betsy DeVos

Let me just say that one sexual assault on campus is one too many, but one person denied due process is one too many, and that's really what this is all about. We really need to get to a point where it's fair for all students, and where it is clear with the process is for all students. There've been too many students wronged in a well-intentioned attempt to ensure that this issue is not swept under the

Kevin Kruger

I think the higher ed community has for years wanted an opportunity for review and comment around guidelines related to sexual

Patty Murray

She must reverse this decision immediately, instruct schools to take claims of sexual assault seriously, and start standing up for

Kelly Behre

When Obama (and Biden) became the symbols of politicians who wanted to take action to combat campus sexual assault, the issue was dragged into the anti-Obama narrative. For example, in her speech this month, DeVos claimed Obama had 'weaponized' the Office for Civil

Scott Gordon

The defendant in this matter stands as a fugitive and refuses to comply with court orders. As eloquently described by Ms. Geimer, his conduct continues to harm her and compounds the trauma of the sexual assault committed against her that gave rise to this

Nicole Bedera
Miriam Gleckman-Krut

There is a tendency on the part of college-age men to define sexual assault according to their own standards, not according to campus

Amber Tamblyn

For women in America who come forward with stories of harassment, abuse and sexual assault, there are not two sides to every story, however noble that principle might seem. Women do not get to have a side. They get to have an interrogation. James Woods tried to pick me and my friend up at a restaurant once. He wanted to take us to Vegas. I'm 16' I said. Even better' he

Maria Miller

The committee recommendations were received warmly by ministers clearly understood the need to act swiftly yet it remains unclear what changes have actually been delivered. Schools need to have robust and clear ways to deal with allegations of sexual assault and rape. It is completely unacceptable for schools to disregard criminal allegations or to have the victims of rape with no alternative but to leave

Arne Duncan

This administration wants to take us back to the days when colleges swept sexual assault under the rug. Instead of building on important work to pursue justice, they are once again choosing politics over students, and students will pay the

Woody Allen

Look, let's say this first: I abhor all forms of sexual harassment, period. But it's unrealistic for the government to interfere with people's private lives, and that's it. Take yourself. You're well-spoken, well-educated, you decide to work here. And we develop a romantic interest in each other. We could say, OK, we're attracted to each other, but it's better we just work together.' OK, we could try that. And that may work. But if the attraction is so intense, eventually we're gonna give up! We've tried to avoid it, but we've decided that we're going to get

Lara Bazelon

Hundreds of schools were placed under federal investigation for failing to be tougher in handling allegations of campus sexual

Lucia Graves

The education secretary’s policy switch will let schools off the hook, focusing on the ‘victims of the lack of due process’ rather than serial offenders. As she announced the rollback of Obama-era rules on campus sexual assault, education secretary Betsy DeVos seemed at times less like the head of the Department of Education than the department of rape

Kirsten Gillibrand

The Department of Education should never turn its back on sexual assault survivors. Never. It would be a huge, devastating mistake if Secretary DeVos weakens enforcement of Title IX. We should be making these policies stronger, not

Terry W. Hartle - American Council on Education

What we have now is set of requirements, some of which are mandatory, others of which may or may not be mandatory, but the schools cannot be certain. Typically the schools take every requirement and treat it as mandatory. Institutions, in responding to claims of sexual assault, have a responsibility to support the victim and to be fair to both parties. Figuring out exactly how to do that, when there are different stories about what happened, and no witnesses, and almost no evidence, and substance abuse may have been involved, can be extraordinarily

Liam Kerr

The reality is it will see certain offenders convicted of homicide, serious assault, attempted murder and sexual assault escape a jail term. That's a shocking way to treat victims of crime, and will do nothing to help rehabilitation. Prison is meant to do four things; punish, deter, keep the public safe, and rehabilitate. With these proposed changes, the Scottish Government is utterly neglecting all but one of

Wendy Horger Alsup

Trump has exacerbated real issues of immorality and injustice concerning immigration, sexual assault and white supremacy – Scripture isn't gray about these

Noreen Farrell

Women are realizing that going to the next company doesn't mean that they won't suffer from sexual harassment. I'm trying to figure out why all these women are coming forward

Chad Dunn

Betsy DeVos wants to pull back protections for sexual assault victims. That’s a bad

Laura Bates

We do definitely still hear from female nurses who are experiencing sexual harassment, in part due to this stereotype that reduces them to sex objects. They're in a difficult position in terms of caring for patients which makes it very challenging for them if that sexual harassment is coming from

Taylor Swift

I want to thank Judge William J Martinez and the jury for their careful consideration, my attorneys Doug Baldridge, Danielle Foley, Jay Schaudies and Katie Wright for fighting for me and anyone who feels silenced by a sexual assault, and especially anyone who offered their support throughout this four-year ordeal and two-year long trial

Mariska Hargitay

The experience of sexual assault and domestic violence can be extremely isolating. One of the most important points we make to survivors is this: you are not alone. I hope that Taylor's very public experience–and her decision to speak out–not only helps empower other victims to speak up and take action, but offers them solidarity. I'm honored by her dedication and commitment to these issues, and I'm deeply grateful for her support of the Joyful Heart

Taylor Swift

I want to thank Judge William J. Martinez and the jury for their careful consideration, my attorneys Doug Baldridge, Danielle Foley, Jay Schaudies and Katie Wright for fighting for me and anyone who feels silenced by a sexual assault, and especially anyone who offered their support throughout this four-year ordeal and two-year long trial process. I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this. My hope is to help those whose voices should also be

Alicia Nicosia

Volunteers and their therapy dogs have provided child victims of sexual assault with the support of gentle and loving dogs at 65 meetings at the Orange County District Attorney's Office. This successful program is helping to promote justice with

Jessica Leahy

Perhaps more shocking was the fact that I did nothing. I made no attempt to attract attention, I had no desire to make a fuss … Why? Because of our cultural obsession with raising girls to be 'good.' . We need to change the way we raise boys. I know not all men are handsy-creeps but there are some members of their sex severely letting the team down. Too many men are silent bystanders to sexual harassment which is too often seen as a women's issue, when it's clearly a human

Noreen Farrell

The studies and surveys confirms one-in-three women have experienced sexual harassment at work, and it's the No. 1 complaint we receive. I think this is the tip of the iceberg because women are afraid to

Noreen Farrell

I think that too often we see women who don't have all of the power and influence of Taylor Swift assume that sexual harassment is the price of a

Maya Benia

I have been a Swifty for 11 years. I adore her so much. I think she's really brave for speaking up about sexual

Adam Coogle - Human Rights Watch

I think it is a really a positive step forward towards ending impunity for sexual assault and ending violence against women, but also (for) improving the rule of

Belinda Robinson

We know that the way a disclosure of sexual assault is handled in the very first instance can make all the difference to the recovery of the victim or survivor. This work will help ensure that all students will receive a compassionate and supportive response if they choose to disclose their experience to a university staff

Gloria Allred

Ms. Haddish appears to have made a laughing matter of the serious issue of drugging and sexual assault, but drugging and sexual assault are not a laughing matter. These allegations against Mr. Cosby are serious and not funny and should not be made the subject matter of attempted humor. Ms. Haddish should consider apologizing to those individuals who have been victims of sexual assault after being

Steve Chabot

Bill Clinton was impeached for perjury. It had something to do with the fact that he had a history of sexual harassment of

Shauna Thomas

For months we urged the USGA and LGPA to move this tournament. They ignored us. Now, they are allowing Trump to use this tournament, and sadly the players, to benefit his own self-interests. The USGA and LPGA could have made a clear and unequivocal statement against sexual assault by moving this

Lisa M. Dario

When we began this study, we thought for sure that we would find that females who were sexually assaulted would exhibit higher depression scores than males who were sexually assaulted. I think this is probably because of antiquated ideas that men and women experience emotions differently. What we actually discovered, much to our surprise, is that sexual assault is traumatic regardless of

Lisa M. Dario

Unless you're a juvenile or an inmate, there's very little research on sexual assault in

Betsy DeVos

They made the point that we're not saying that sexual assault victims don't have important rights. We're just saying that the system has to be

Randi Weingarten - American Federation of Teachers

For months, DeVos' Education Department has sent a chilling message to students and survivors by openly questioning Obama-era rules to protect students. DeVos' meetings today with so-called men's rights groups, and other fringe groups that want to silence sexual assault survivors' voices, legitimatize those

Ashley Swartz

For women who come out [about sexual harassment], dimes to dollars it was not the first time. They just wanted it to be the last

Danyelle Dyer

I was pretty outraged. But I have channeled that rage into a more positive outlet, which, for me, is sharing my story and empowering other victims of sexual

Brian Schmidt

This is an exciting new initiative and reaffirms the university's strong commitment to do everything we can to stop all forms of sexual assault and

Katherine Redmond Brown

That's a big risk to bring on somebody with a history of violence, of sexual assault, of domestic violence. I think it's seen as basic risk management and to ensure the students are safe. That's a huge

Michele Landis Dauber

Today we take the first step. Judge Persky has a long history of leniency in cases involving sexual assault. Here in Silicon Valley, women have had

Bill Cosby - WireImage

The current propaganda that I am going to conduct a sexual assault tour is false. Any further information about public plans will be given at the appropriate

Ebonee Benson

I just want to be clear. The town hall meetings are not about sexual

Jodi Omear

It would be more useful if Mr. Cosby would spend time talking with people about how not to commit sexual assault in the first

Aisha Taylor

This guy never ceases to shock and disappoint. I think there's only one thing you need to know about how to avoid sexual assault; don't sexually assault anybody!feedback

Danyelle Dyer

I was pretty outraged, but I have channeled that rage into a more positive outlet, which, for me, is sharing my story and empowering other victims of sexual

Ebonee Benson

The statute of limitations for victims sexual assault are being extended. So this is why people need to be educated on, a brush against a shoulder, you know anything at this point can be considered sexual assault, and its a good thing to be educated about the

Kristina Ruehli

This has been a particularly difficult case in it's factual pattern. I think with a jury, perhaps some may have judged Andrea by what THEY would have done in her place – perplexing to some – rather than that in fact a non-consensual sexual assault DID occur. On the other hand, Andrea made a difference that is significant. This is not the end. Thanks to her fellow accusers in California, Nevada and Colorado, laws were changed. There is no reason that can't continue. There is going to be a retrial. Other sexual assault victims find it easier to speak out. It ain't over 'til it's

Lena Dunham

Bill Cosby's trial is about much more than Bill Cosby. When women see justice served, their own fear & trauma are eased. When they don't, survivors of sexual assault have to watch every day as the legal system calls them liars and denies their truth. It's an unimaginable grind. My heart is with every survivor reliving the erasure of their own experience today. I see you. I love you. It's okay to check out of the news and honor yourself today. Do whatever you need to feel

Kevin Steele

We will reevaluate and review our case. We will take a hard look at everything involved and retry it. Our plan is to move this case forward as soon as possible. This case is about a drug-facilitated sexual assault. It doesn't matter what you look like or who you are. Our job is to follow the evidence where it takes us. We have done

Bruce Castor

My opinion continues to be that Ms. Constand was probably the victim of a sexual

Justin Prentice

Like most people, I think it's very normal when you hear about a case of rape or sexual assault to immediately be angry at the person doing the rape, which of course I still am. And it's an important thing. But I think it gave me deeper insight into what's wrong and why these things are happening – having to force myself to get into the mind of these people and how they're capable of doing what they

Justin Prentice

I did a lot of research. I had a psychiatrist and a sexual assault expert on speed dial. It's a lack of education. These people, one, they may have a sense of arrogance in that they can get away with whatever they want to due to the sports or money or power or what have you. But then on top of that, they're not properly educated on what consent is and what sex should look like and what a healthy relationship should look

Veronique Valliere

We have expectations that are misguided about how people respond to traumatic events, especially sexual assault. Much of that comes from the fact we misunderstand what sexual assault is. Most of us have this expectation most rapes are violent, involve strangers etc. Most times it's not violent. It's perpetrated by somebody you know and trust. Victims are confused by what happened to them and they don't necessarily want to go through this process, and they don't want to go to law

Anne Molyneux

You have saved lives, you have done work others were not willing to do, you have shown commitment to the NHS, you have given time to work for charity. This was a sexual assault. What the incident demonstrates is your sense of entitlement and your instinct to rely on your power to do as you

Amit Jain

Sexual assault is a terrible crime and we're pleased he has now been brought to justice. Safety is a priority for Uber and we've made many improvements - in terms of new technology, enhanced background checks and better 24/7 customer support - as a result of the lessons we learned from this awful

Arianna Huffington - The Huffington Post

I never said there wasn't a systemic cultural problem; I was talking specifically about sexual harassment. It all depends on your definition of '

Joelle Emerson - Uber

To survivors everywhere, including to Uber's own employees, it communicates a belief that women lie about sexual assault. To seek to discredit a survivor by reviewing her confidential medical records is not only a stunning violation of privacy; it reinforces all of the sexist and misogynistic beliefs about sexual assault. It's the definition of rape

Svetlana Feoktistova

Men allow themselves to use insulting expressions, engage in sexual harassment, and make dirty jokes, thinking that it is normal and that if a woman is offended, she lacks a sense of humor. There is a male primacy in work

Brian McMonagle

Sexual assault is a terrible crime. The only thing that is worse than that is the false accusation of sexual assault. A false accusation can destroy a life. We are talking about somebody's '

Carol Siemon

I have decided to authorize sexual assault charges against the three persons whose warrants were requested by the MSU Police. We are alleging that on the night of January 16, those three persons sexually assaulted a woman in an East Lansing apartment on campus. (We) wanted to make sure were took the time to make the right

Charles Perry

It is a bad day for Texas when officials sworn to enforce the law, want to help people who commit manslaughter and sexual assault evade federal immigration detainers. It is also important to understand that Senate Bill 4, for the first time in state law, protects immigrants who are witnesses and victims of

James Dunlap

The M.S.U. Police Department has zero tolerance for sexual assault. I'm confident that this extensive investigation was completed thoroughly, and our detectives worked diligently and exhaustively in providing information to the prosecutor's

Frances Frei

Sexual harassment creeps in and it never creeps out. It is an organizational manifestation we have, and we just can't have, even if there is just one ... the best organizations are ones built for women to thrive. We need to take repeated action, and I don't think words can fix that other than continued observation of good behavior. It is going to take a while for everyone to believe – some believe on faith, some on

Brian McMonagle

Sexual assault is a terrible crime, it takes away dignity. A false accusation can ruin a life. Don't leave your common sense

Victoria Valentino

I have a black girlfriend who won't speak to me because I ruined the legacy of this great, black man, but we have opened up the conversation about rape and sexual assault ... This is my

Billy Bush

I'm in a lot of locker rooms, I am an athlete, and no, that is not the type of conversation that goes on or that I've participated in. I felt that, in that moment, he was being typically Donald, which is performing and shocking. Almost like Andrew Dice Clay, the stand-up comedian: Does he really do the things that he's saying or is that his act? And in Donald's case, I equated it that way. When he said what he said, I'd like to think if I had thought for a minute that there was a grown man detailing his sexual assault strategy to me, I'd have called the

Billy Bush

Whatever you want. But he's a provocateur. Shocking statements flow like wine from him. And he likes to captivate an audience. Almost like Andrew Dice Clay, the stand-up comedian: Does he really do the things that he's saying or is that his act? And in Donald's case, I equated it that way. When he said what he said, I'd like to think if I had thought for a minute that there was a grown man detailing his sexual assault strategy to me, I'd have called the

Terry O'Neill

Any network that hires him, what they're doing is sending a message to women: 'We don't care about sexual harassment.'.feedback

Carmen Perez

Labour rights are women's rights. The link between the gender justice and labour justice movements is strong -- but often unacknowledged. Women's March is proud to join others to rise up against unfair labour practices, economic exploitation and workplace sexual harassment. These fights are our fights, and the only way we win is

Deborah Tuerkheimer

It is a terrible thing to have to go through. Being the witness in any case is grueling, but in a sexual assault case, being subject to cross-examination is often so daunting that it's the reason many do not come

Lisa Bloom

This is a company that over and over again, when no one was watching them, made choices against women's rights. They made choices to stand with the perpetrators of sexual harassment. This is a company that has flouted the law when it comes to women's rights in the workplace, and I think there should be consequences for that. It's important to teach this company a lesson that other companies will then

Rachael Denhollander

It felt very uncomfortable, very humiliating and very degrading. But my presumption was this was what I needed to do to get better. I feel like I have relived my abuse with an audience. No sexual assault victim wants attention drawn to the parts of their body they want to hide forever. My trust had been used against me as a weapon, and I never wanted to trust again. He would position himself in between my mom and I, so I could not see where his hands

Kathleen M. Dumais

There is a much stronger awareness of the victims of sexual assault and a better sensitivity to the issue overall. It's happening nationally and I'm glad to see it happening in

Lisae C. Jordan

Advocates "made substantial progress for sexual assault survivors. This year, many said 'that absolutely should be law.' . That doesn't mean that you shouldn't have women on a conference committee discussing rape and

Rachel Easter

It's just devastating for women. They suffer more from chronic asthma and arthritis, for example, which are pre-existing conditions. And one of the most egregious situations would be the undermining of protections for people who are survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault. There were really horrific stories about this happening before the Affordable Care Act – it could be the provision of preventive HIV medicine after a sexual assault or receiving counseling for trauma related to that. People are really scared for their health and their economic

Brian Cliffe

We are disturbed to learn this troubling information. We began covering Tom's disappearance in early April. During today's Oxford County Sheriff's Office's news conference, we learned for the first time with everyone else that Tom would have been charged in a Class B gross sexual assault that happened on April 1, if he was still

Wayne Gallant

Our investigation shows that Johnston was at the residence and was identified during the commission of the sexual assault. Johnston left the residence before deputies arrived on scene and was later reported as a missing person. People confronted [Johnston] in the residence, in that

Carly Mee

Surviving sexual assault is already expensive. Now it could be even

Kristin Smith-Shrimplin

We expect businesses in our great city, and this includes sports teams, to place a high value on speaking out against both domestic violence and sexual

Joe Biden

We gotta change the way we think about [sexual assault]. I'm convinced the vast majority of men understand and it's about time we speak up and we intervene when we see

Lisa Bloom

Jesse Watters' on air sexual harassment of Ivanka Trump is a vivid reminder of Fox News' smirking culture of hypersexualizing and demeaning women. Perhaps Mr. Watters, vacation' should end the way Bill O'Reilly's

Alisyn Camerota

Roger Ailes did sexually harass me. There is a visceral reaction that you have where you recognize, My career and everything that I have worked for is under threat. It was no longer sexual harassment. It was harassment of a different variety … It was sort of emotional harassment. Sometimes, he would lecture me. Sometimes, he would insult

Lena Dunham

I'm in the very privileged position to be able to say whatever the fuck I want most of the time, but when you work in a corporate infrastructure, the challenge of coming out about sexual harassment is so massive. And to see a woman who surmounted that and bravely made space for other women to do the same is deeply

Mairead O'Grady

The issue of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace will not be resolved until we have a diverse work force – at all levels of the corporate world. There is little hope that claims of mistreatment will be handled fairly with the astonishing imbalance of power between men and women at work. When you know that reporting an issue puts your career at risk, exposes you to possible retaliatory actions, and potentially could sideline you at that organization you think twice about whether it's worth

Maggie Chao

There's a mountain of evidence that the Murdochs are not fit or proper to own Sky. The recent allegations of sexual harassment at Fox News in the US are just another reason to doubt whether the Murdochs can be trusted to control even more of the UK's media. Hundreds of thousands of people in the UK already don't think they should be trusted. If Ofcom's alarm bells weren't ringing already, they certainly should be

Anthony DiClemente

I think a lot of numbers are being overreported in terms of what the ad revenue is from O'Reilly's show. If the platform continues to be powerful, they will be able to develop other personalities that hopefully don't have sexual harassment issues. I think it is more like the platform being the kind of engine that drives the creation of that

Eugene Volokh

Last year, the New York Daily News published an article called “Conn. woman sues drug store in sexual harassment case” (which has since been slightly renamed). Eric Lerner, one of the bosses accused by the woman (Jessica Pelletier), then sued Pelletier for defamation, in a complaint filed last Tuesday. And the same day, he got an order, signed by Justice John Galasso, requiring (among other things)

Bonny Forrest

I heard the allegation from her in September, and what she related to me was very different from what's in the press now. I take sexual harassment and racial discrimination very seriously. But I also believe in this instance there are some statements made in press that aren't consistent with my

Lisa Bloom

Life is not black or white. Wendy does not contend that every action he took was retaliation. . . . She [was] trying to stay very friendly with him to salvage that chance for the job. She wanted him to see her as nonthreatening. She wanted him to be professional and get over it. She was scared. But she knew that we can never change the epidemic of sexual harassment unless we speak

Gretchen Carlson

It's so heartwarming and unbelievably sad, because it's so pervasive. It's so unbelievable that in 2017, almost every single woman has a story about sexual

Catherine Asta Labbett

From my experience, working with women in my clinic, shame is undoubtedly the biggest factor. They don't want to be seen as a victim, and would rather be labeled depressed or anxious than a victim of sexual

Gil Kerlikowske

If they were safer, and have opportunities, and their economies were better you wouldn't have people from those countries subjected to the environment, smugglers, robberies, sexual assault, et cetera. So there are things that could be done, but it just doesn't get as much attention as the big

Libby Locke

We're happy that the case is settled now. It allows Nicole to move on and really focus on what she does best, which is help victims of sexual assault. i think she's thrilled to have this behind

Erik Wemple

Maybe Fox News host Bill O’Reilly is desperate these days for comic relief, considering that his show is weathering a significant pullout of advertisers following revelations that he and his employer had reached settlements with five former female employees claiming sexual harassment or mistreatment. Whatever the explanation, please play the video above to hear the King of Cable News laughing as he finishes watching that terrible video of a man being manhandled and dragged off of a Chicago-to-Louisville United Express flight. “I shouldn’t be laughing, but it’s just so bizarre,” says O’

David Schwimmer

Many people elected the president in spite of that. I don't think most people are excited that he was boasting of committing sexual assault. I think that was a flaw but they overlooked it. For me, personally, that's not something I can really condone in terms of character of a leader that I would like. That is something that is hard to explain to my

Lisa Bloom

Walsh and I officially called in her sexual harassment complaint against O'Reilly to Fox News hotline. Fox News and O'Reilly have said no one has complained about him on their complaint line. That is no longer true. We have the proof. I'm told that they are taking it seriously, and they are going to do the investigation that's legally required of

David Schwimmer

It shows the complicit nature of all of the bystanders, the culture of sexual harassment that we continue to

Maxine Waters

They're taking a look at them because this really is a sexual harassment enterprise. It shouldn't be in America that you can sexually harass women and then buy your way out of it because you're rich. If they continue to do this in the way that they have done, they need to go to jail. It's coming out of the mouth of a man who has said some horrible things about women. Don't forget he talked about grabbing women in their private parts, and because he was important he could get away with it. And so they are two of a

Sigal Avin

I wrote the first script, which was something that happened to me around 18 years ago that I didn't even realize was sexual harassment. I was wondering what does sexual harassment even mean?feedback

Erik Wemple

Today Donald Trump, president of the United States, came to the defense of Bill O’Reilly, host of the cable-news-leading “O’Reilly Factor.” The King of Cable News finds his long career in danger of ending sourly after the New York Times outed him as a serial generator of complaints from female co-workers — mostly for sexual harassment. In an interview, Trump gave O’Reilly a clean bill of health on this front, saying, “I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.” That remark came in a recently published interview with the New York

Erik Wemple

Ever since the New York Times reported a series of sexual harassment settlements surrounding his workplace behavior, Bill O’Reilly has attempted to ride out the crisis through minimal acknowledgement. Sure, he issued a statement implausibly blaming the settlements — five of them, for sexual harassment and simple abuse — on his status as a big, fat target for complaints. On his program on Monday and Tuesday nights, however, the King of Cable News refrained from addressing the matter, an omission suggesting that O’Reilly has no good

Aaron Sanandres

As a company in which more than two-thirds of our employees are women, we take sexual harassment claims very seriously. . . . In light of the disturbing allegations, we instructed our media buyer this morning to reallocate our ad dollars to other shows effective

Spencer Crum

She came … stumbling up to us and told us she'd been [the] victim of sexual assault by this

Erik Wemple

As Fox News last year was plowing through the sexual harassment scandal involving now-former network chief Roger Ailes, King of Cable News Bill O’Reilly couldn’t have been more dismissive of the victims. “In this country, every famous, powerful or wealthy person is a target. You’re a target, ” O’Reilly said in a July appearance on “Late Night” with Seth Meyers. “I’m a target. Anytime somebody could come out and sue us, attack us, go to the press or anything like that. … I stand behind Roger 100 percent.”.feedback

Anthony Guglielmi

Tonight, CPD (Chicago Police Department) arrested the first of several juvenile offenders in the Facebook sexual assault

Anthony Guglielmi

Tonight, CPD arrested 1st of several juvenile offenders in Facebook sexual assault incident. Additional arrests are expected as the investigation

Kate Walsh

Like with this show, unfortunately, we wait for terrible things to happen to get framework and education on how to prevent this stuff from happening. It's up to us to educate ourselves, police ourselves and to put limitations on ourselves. For me, that's sort of the lesson these days, not only educating, but having conversations about what it's like to be LGBTQ these days or talking about sexuality very honestly to prevent sexual

Fay Weldon

By going out to work they halved the male wage, so a male wage no longer supported a family. So women had to go out to work to support the family. So for two in three women it really was a problem. The advent of the nursery has been awful. Because it's so convenient, because you don't have the responsibility of bringing up your own child. You put its care, its information, its understanding into the hands of someone else. In my youth, what is now seen as sexual harassment was seen as welcome

Gabe Rivera

Say there's a story about sexual harassment in a company. To what extent do we cover this? If we cover every tiny iteration of the scandal, do people think we are championing this as an issue too much? Is Techmeme turning into an advocacy platform for this issue?feedback

Charlie Beck - Los Angeles Police Department

Imagine your sister, your mother, not reporting a sexual assault for fear that their family will be torn apart. In L.A. we don't care what color your skin is, where your parents come from or what language you speak. We are your police

Charlie Beck - Los Angeles Police Department

Imagine, a young woman, imagine your daughter, your sister, your mother … not reporting a sexual assault, because they are afraid that their family will be torn

Jeff Jones - Uber

It is now clear … that the beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber. There are thousands of amazing people at the company and I truly wish everyone well. Last month, former Uber employee Susan Fowler Rigetti published a blog post describing systemic sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace. The viral post prompted Uber to launch an independent investigation, led by former U.S. Attorney Gen. Eric Holder, reports NPR's Emma

Mark Dinan

There was a lot of crazy behaviour in the late 1990s, including sexual harassment. It's a result of there not being

Lisa Bloom

Ms. Barton does not consent to any disclosure of any such images. She believes that she was recorded without her consent by someone she was seeing at the time. There's a name for this disgusting conduct: Revenge pornography. Revenge pornography is a form of sexual assault, and it is also a crime and a civil wrong in California. And we still not stand for it. I have a message for anyone who attempts to traffic in these photos or videos of Ms. Barton; we will find you, and we will come after you. We will fully prosecute you under every available criminal and civil

Lisa Bloom

There's a name for this disgusting conduct: revenge pornography. Revenge pornography is a form of sexual assault, and it is also a crime and a civil wrong in California. And we will not stand for it. I've been doing women's right cases for 30 years, and what I see over and over again is women who are very scared, but when they stand up on their own two feet and they say, No, I'm not going to stand for this, I'm going to fight back,' it's very empowering. I think this is a very healthy step that Mischa step is

Paul Waldman

On the same day that Paul Ryan was on his heels from the Congressional Budget Office’s brutal assessment of the Republican health care plan, launched a missile at the Speaker of the House. Under the headline “Audio Emerges of When Paul Ryan Abandoned Donald Trump, ” the site released a tape of Ryan on a conference call with other Republican members of Congress, recorded just after the release of the video of Trump bragging about sexual

Shaunna Thomas

What happened in that video was sexual assault, period, full stop. The evidence for it is, he pulled down her shirt, exposed her breasts, and she slapped him away. She clearly didn't want him to be doing it, she didn't give him permission to do that. Ezekiel Elliott needs to be suspended. … Roger Goodell is in a position – yet again – to demonstrate that they do take

Erik Wemple

As noted in this space last month, a lawyer representing a former Fox News host said in a court proceeding that he’d received a subpoena in connection with a federal investigation of the network. That subpoena, said attorney Judd Burstein, was related to the sexual harassment scandal surrounding ousted Fox News chief Roger Ailes (Ailes has denied the sexual harassment claims). Burstein deduced that the authorities were “investigating whether Fox News violated securities laws by not reporting settlements to the Securities and Exchange Commission, ” he said in a hearing at the New York State Supreme

Erika Butner

This scandal has never been a new incident within the military, but I am glad it is finally getting the recognition it deserves. As a rape survivor, I can tell you that this exact behavior of sexualizing and objectifying women is why so much sexual harassment runs unchecked in the Corps. It's become so normalized in the military that women just have to deal with it

Robin Camp

Sexual assault and gender-based violence is in no form acceptable and we will continue to stand up for

Jenny Andrus

It's been a long journey, but I'm ready to finally talk about it and I'm so pleased to work with NO MORE to make sure domestic violence and sexual assault are topics being talked about. Their goal in raising awareness is motivating for

Todd Stitzer - Sterling Jewelers

The portrait of Signet painted in recent media reports is irreconcilable to me with a company that I have served as director and chairman for more than five years. We have taken seriously the allegations of sexual harassment prepared in connection with the pending arbitration matter, many of which go back decades. This is the portrayal of Signet which our board and management team and our valued team members recognize at their own. Not the purported parallel universe represented by

Tiffany Lloyd

H.B. 2 not only negatively impacted LGBTQ+ people, It also took away labor protections, recourse for sexual harassment protections and negatively impacted the

Nadiah Mohajir

There's an extreme level of shame and stigma with respect to sexual assault in the Muslim community. The need for the community to uphold positive and praiseworthy qualities like modest and privacy–they conflate that with feelings of

Ann Olivarius

Sexual harassment of students by staff members has reached epidemic levels in British universities. Young women are often terrified about the consequences if they make a complaint about a staff member. So often when they do the university's chief concern is to downplay any wrongdoing and protect its own reputation by keeping the whole thing quiet. The penalty for violating the no-contact rule should be swift termination with a public statement and a mandated report to a central UK

Rachel Krys

There is no obligation on universities to record or report these issues, which means there will be many cases which just fall below the radar of this sort of inquiry. We know that institutions which take tackling sexual harassment and violence seriously, and have policies and systems in place to encourage reporting and train staff to deal with complaints as they arise, report higher numbers. It's the universities which aren't dealing with this openly which perversely appear to have fewer

Anna Bull

There is evidence to suggest that the actual figures in the UK will be staggering. The Association of American Universities undertook a detailed survey of sexual assault and sexual misconduct in 2015 (student-student and staff-student). Surveys were completed on 27 campuses, with 150,072 students responding. The survey found reporting rates for sexual harassment – staff and student – [were] 7.7%, and only 28% of even the most serious incidents are reported to an organisation or

Stephen Marshall

There is no place for sexual harassment or gender-based violence at UAL. We are already working hard to improve how we handle and prevent incidents of

John Dilworth - Crown Prosecution Service

I would like to praise the bravery of the victims in this case. It is thanks largely to their evidence that the court has today found Colin Gregg guilty of nine charges of non-recent sexual assault, charges for which he had evaded justice for a considerable number of

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Lt. Gen. McMaster has served alongside women, and benefited from their bravery and dedication, his entire career. As a commander he has been a leader in sexual assault prevention in each of his commands. To suggest otherwise is to unfairly impugn the character and integrity of a true American

Don Christensen

He shouldn't be thinking, Well, I don't want to hurt their careers. If you have two guys under investigation for sexual assault, but your first concern is that their career might be hurt, that says to me that you're not really getting the big

Satish Kolluri

The conversation around sexual assault changed after the New Delhi incident. Now, more people are talking about their experiences in more ways. In one sense, it has done good. Police are forced to take

Patrick Leahy

If we are to continue being a great nation, then survivors of sexual assault and hate crimes and religious bigotry all deserve to know that their civil and human rights will be protected by the attorney general of the United States. Given the divisive rhetoric of the Republican nominee for president last year, many are

Jeff Sessions

I don't characterize that as sexual assault. I think that's a stretch. I don't know what he meant. I would never intentionally suggest

Snehal Velkar

In our gender awareness work, one of the issues that's been raised repeatedly by young women are being harassed by men singing inappropriate Bollywood songs. Bollywood songs are great to sing and dance to, but when you pay attention, you realize that many of them objectify and demean women. This leads to normalizing sexual harassment and violence against

Kevin Steele

This is a lifetime of sexual assault on young women. We ask the court to look at the remarkable similarities [between the different accusations]. That is an essential element to all of this. You have a situation in each case where it's a young woman. He is significantly older. He is married at the time. All but one of the women met the defendant through her employment. He acted as a

Jason Chaffetz

Numerous Department of Agriculture employees who were subject to sexual assault, harassment and discrimination also came forward to the committee. The number of examples and despicable acts were quite horrifying. Some of these women had even been raped by coworkers, but refused to testify due to the threat of retaliation and having their careers

Catherine Cochran

USDA, including the U.S. Forest Service, has a zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment in the workforce. We take all complaints seriously and take assertive measures ... up to terminating employees when wrongdoing is

John Clune

We commend Baylor for its work with Pepper Hamilton in its effort to improve its handling of sexual assault

Brian McKeen

This doctor used this young girl's innocence and naiveté against her. She trusted her doctor's authority when he insisted his treatments were standard procedure, but they were no more than sexual assault and abuse of a

Sharon Stone

It is an outrageous situation – her situation and this situation and this culture – that someone, anyone, can say that they are a sexual assault perpetrator and continue on with their life as though it has not

Maggie Haberman

The last day of the workweek has often proved meddlesome for both Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton. Key moments in the F.B.I.'s email investigation landed on Fridays; and a 2005 audio recording of Mr. Trump bragging about sexual assault was also revealed on a Friday. The week could end quietly, or it could close with yet another in a series of wave-making

Arlan Hamilton

By lending his image, his voice, his influence and substantial capital to Trump, Thiel isn't simply exercising his legal right to vote: He is fueling and enabling racism, sexism, sexual assault, violence and

Moira Smith - Enstar Group

As the mother of a young daughter and son, I am coming forward to show that it is important to stand up for yourself and tell the truth. When powerful men commit sexual assault, they count on their victims keeping it a

Scott Berkowitz - Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

We often see cases of when a prominent teacher, doctor or other community figure is accused of sexual assault, news of that will often prompt others to come forward. They feel they are now more likely to be

Charlie Dougherty - Lincoln

He recently got out of my jail. He was accused of child sexual assault. We were doing an investigation, we arrested him. That is supposedly what set him off but we don't know that for sure

Marco Arment

We have so many diversity and hostility problems (that the industry isfinally working to fix) that Y Combinator should be leading the way toward inclusive, progressive solutions. Instead, they're defending the large-scale support of racism, bigotry and sexual assault by an influential partner and adviser to their start-ups as its own form of '

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

We care deeply about diversity. That's easy to say when it means standing up for ideas you agree with. It's a lot harder when it means standing up for the rights of people with different viewpoints to say what they care about. That's even more important. Do not involve racism, sexism, xenophobia or accepting sexual

Rebecca O'Connor - Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

People are starting to recognize that even if they didn't fit whatever mythological circumstance people think needs to happen in order for it to be rape or sexual assault, that there is in fact that gray area where it's still nonconsensual. Even if you wore a skirt or you didn't outwardly force someone off you, this may legally fall into the realm of sexual

Kristin Anderson - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

It's a sexual assault issue, and it's something that I've kept quiet on my own. And I've always kept quiet. And why should I keep quiet? Actually, all of the women should speak up, and if you're touched inappropriately, tell somebody and speak up about it. Actually go to the authorities and press some charges. It's not

Jason Miller

This entire article is fiction, and for the New York Times to launch a completely false, coordinated character assassination against Mr. Trump on a topic like this is dangerous. To reach back decades in an attempt to smear Mr. Trump trivializes sexual assault, and it sets a new low for where the media is willing to go in its efforts to determine this

Tim Kaine

You can't grab people's genitals. You know, that's sexual assault, I mean it's

Viola Davis

You must. And then let your heart do the rest. Myself, my mother, my sisters, my friend Rebecca, my friend from childhood, we all have one thing in common: We are all survivors of sexual assault in some way, shape or

Leo Dobbs

This is a very sad milestone. Most of those fleeing South Sudan are women and children. They include survivors of violent attacks, sexual assault, children that have been separated from their parents or travelled alone, the disabled, the elderly and people in need of urgent medical

Delaney Robinson

I reported it. I allowed the rape kit to be taken. I gave a statement. I cooperated with law enforcement and the Title IX office [which handles complaints of discrimination, including gender and sexual assault]. But six months later, the university has done

Michelle Dauber

We need judges who understand sexual assault and violence against

Alice Hood

The numbers are shocking and it should be a wake up-call. Sexual harassment is still a really big problem for women in the workplace. It's certainly not gone

Christophe Dagues

For us, the line is very clear between what is seduction and what is sexual harassment. And there can't be any confusion for the harasser between seduction and sexual harassment. You can invite an employee to have a coffee after work. Or tell her you find her pretty and that you're attracted to her. But the moment where she shows you she is not interested,

Valerie Zabriskie - Euronews

How do you define sexual harassment at work? And where do you draw the line between seduction and harassment? Is it a hand on the knee or on the leg? Or a text message saying you look nice in that dress you're wearing? And why is it so hard to prove?feedback

Maude Beckers

Here we have direct proof of sexual harassment. It generally takes place behind closed doors so we rarely have direct proof. Today our goal is to have it recognised, that it's not unfair if a victim records her harasser, because this harassment is a

Marilyn Baldeck

Victims are often accused themselves when they go before a tribunal. This woman here is accused of being a manipulator, wanting to take her boss' job. She's also accused of not showing any emotion, so therefore she's not credible – since a victim of sexual harassment is supposed to cry

Beth Fortune - Vanderbilt

It is our sincere hope that today's verdict strongly sends the message to victims and to perpetrators that sexual assault will not be tolerated in our

John Silvanus Wilson Jr.

Sexual assault is a heinous form of violence and it is a stark contradiction to Morehouse College at its best. The information anonymously shared on Twitter was our very first indication of this incident. Now that we are aware of these allegations, we are determined to pursue the investigation to the fullest extent

Tippi Hedren

It was the early 1960s. Sexual harassment and stalking were terms that didn't exist back

Maureen Ryan - The Huffington Post

Sexual assault happens in the world. It's something that we process through popular culture. The people making it should really take it upon themselves to bring out all the aspects of that experience – make it at least as much about the person who survives the attack as the person who perpetrated

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