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Huffington Post: Why It’s Harder To Take Down Sex Abusers In Washington Than In Hollywood

November 21, 2017 | by

Huffington Post covered the obstacles in punishing politicians and lawmakers accused of sexual harassment and assault, relative to the recent high-level firings in Hollywood:

“The burden just isn’t as steep when it comes to toppling a sexual predator in Hollywood,” said Noreen Farrell, executive director of Equal Rights Advocates, a legal organization focusing on gender equality. “Bad PR generated by a few complaints can be enough to damage a celebrity permanently. And the industry has other tools to oust sexual predators, and justice can be served by the few in charge of those tools, like the producer of a show cancels it rather than feature a predator or the academy, which has control over its membership.”

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