Asia Argento was a voice of #MeToo. Now she is accused of sexual assault. What does it mean for the movement?
August 21, 2018 — by Alene Tchekmedyian, Richard Wonton and Melissa Etehad for LA Times
The two encounters happened 16 years apart, but they have striking similarities. In both cases, a young actor was summoned to a hotel room by a prominent Hollywood […]
Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer slams Asia Argento’s ‘stunning level of hypocrisy’ after #MeToo campaigner was accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old
August 21, 2018 — by Andreas Rentz and Spencer Platt for INSIDER
California’s Capitol in the #MeToo Era
July 10, 2018
In this first episode of Courts & Capital, it’ll cover the #MeToo scandal across California specifically hitting the state’s Legislature hard. What are the legal standards in harassment cases? Has the Legislature exempted itself from the laws it applies to other employers? We talk to Wendy Musell (Stewart & Musell) of the California Employment Lawyers Association and plaintiff’s attorneys Micha Star Liberty (Liberty Law Office) and Genie Harrison […]
Congratulations to Amber Phillips and Mary Olszewska, who were named Southern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers.
CLICK HERE for a copy of Super Lawyers Magazine, Southern California Rising Stars 2018.
Tax-Law Typo Risks Bankrupting #MeToo Victims Without GOP Fix
June 5, 2018 — By Jeff Green and Sahil Kapur for Bloomberg / Politics.
(Bold type added by Genie Harrison Law Firm):
Republicans are considering a fix to a provision in their new tax law that they acknowledge could inadvertently penalize victims of sexual harassment in the workplace.
But congressional gridlock before midterm elections in November means there’s no guarantee that the problem will be corrected quickly, if at all.
Rose McGowan, Annabella Sciorra, Asia Argento applaud Harvey Weinstein’s arrest
May 25, 2018 — By Bill Keveney for USA Today.
CLICK HERE for the entire story and photos in USA Today.
Here is a short excerpt from the story with Genie Harrison’s comments:
Some of Harvey Weinstein’s famous accusers — including actresses Rose McGowan, Annabella Sciorra and Asia Argento — made strong statements on social media Thursday endorsing news reports that the disgraced movie […]
Stormy Hush Money Not as Common as Trump Claims, Hollywood Says
May 3, 2018 — By Edvard Pettersson for Bloomberg.
Here is a short excerpt from the story:
President Donald Trump made it sound like the nondisclosure agreement his lawyer struck with an adult-film star was nothing special. Don’t try telling that to Hollywood lawyers.
While it’s common for the rich and famous to include confidentiality clauses in contracts with personal trainers, household staff and the like to protect […]
Can Silicon Valley foundation CEO survive scandal over ‘toxic’ workplace?
April 20, 2018 — By John Woolfolk for The Mercury News.
CLICK HERE > for the full story at The Mercury News.
Here is a short excerpt from the story:
… “Everyone knew what was going on and no one did anything,” she said.
Many former employees have declined to speak on the record, fearing their careers in philanthropy could suffer.
Rebecca Dupras, a former vice president for development […]
Attorney-Client Privilege Is Alive And Well
April 11, 2018 — By Employment Attorney Genie Harrison for Law 360
The FBI raid of the Rockefeller Center office and Manhattan hotel room of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael D. Cohen set off a firestorm of controversy about the sanctity of the attorney-client privilege, epitomized by Trump’s tweet that the “privilege is dead.”
In fact, the privilege is alive and well. […]
Congratulations to Genie and our friend and colleague Ann Fromholz who were both recognized as top lawyers at the center of the anti-harassment movement by The Hollywood Reporter. Read a short except below, and the full story at The Hollywood Reporter, HERE>.
Meet 6 of the Hollywood Lawyers at the Center of the Anti-Harassment Movement
April 5, 2018 — By Ashley Collins
From spearheading the Time’s Up legal defense to Bill O’Reilly’s defamation suit, […]
Committee For Unsecured Weinstein Co. Creditors Includes Two Of Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Plus WME
March 28, 2018 — By Date Hayes for Deadline Hollywood
The Weinstein Company Bankruptcy Committee will include Genie Harrison representing former Harvey Weinstein assistant Sandeep Rehal
Unsecured creditors trying to extract compensation from the Weinstein Company will be represented by a five-member committee that includes two of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers and major talent agency WME.
According to a one-page document filed today in U.S. […]
The Academy’s New Code of Conduct Finds Its First Test: President John Bailey
March 20, 2018 — By Gene Maddaus
(Here is an excerpt from Variety.com:)
After the drama and mishaps of the past year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had reason to celebrate a relatively snafu-free Oscar broadcast on March 4.
The afterglow lasted less than two weeks. On March 16, Variety reported that the Academy had received three allegations of sexual harassment […]