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Why Did Taylor Swift Sue Over Sexual Assault Case? Experts Say It May Be For Other Women

August 8, 2017 | by

Executive Director Noreen Farrell spoke with NBC News about the significance of Taylor Swift’s sexual assault case and how it can serve as a powerful teaching moment for women workers. 

“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 paycheck,” Farrell said. “[Swift] told someone about it right away, she documented it, she complained, and all these things contribute to her credibility … All those actions, those prompt complaint, and immediate action, contributes to her credibility. I think women across the county are cheering for Taylor Swift.”

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