Hollywood Addresses Sexual HarassmentSeptember 27, 2017
Recently, the Los Angeles film community was rocked when two critical figures at Cinefamily, a popular nonprofit theater on Fairfax Avenue, resigned after allegations of sexual harassment and assault surfaced on social media. Days later, the organization announced that it was suspending its programming to conduct an investigation. This is just one example in a long chain of recent events that proves that Hollywood is finally beginning to take sexual harassment seriously. Over the past year and a half, many powerful men in the industry have been ousted following allegations of unsuitable conduct with female employees.
Coupled with this, a younger generation of famous women have spoken out about sexual abuse, including Taylor Swift and Kesha. Swift had testified in court for a sexual harassment case regarding a radio DJ groping her at her own meet and greet; Kesha reported sexual abuse form her former producer that had gone on for years. Many women were frightened to report harassment because of fear of retaliation by the harasser or organization. Recent research has found that sexual harassment can result in hostility or termination of employment against the victim.
If you have been a victim of sexual harassment, do not be silent. Contact a skilled Cherry Hill sexual harassment lawyer at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. today by calling 215-569-1999 or contacting us online. Our offices are located in Philadelphia and we work with clients from Pennsylvania and New Jersey.