Sexual harassment

Bloomberg Story on Forced Arbitration by Genie Harrison

INSIGHT: Forced Arbitration Is Bad News for Employees, California Stats Show August 15, 2019 — By Genie Harrison for Bloomberg Law. After parsing five years’ of California employment arbitration data, Los Angeles employment attorney Gene Harrison and colleagues find statistics show employers reap the benefits of a secretive and grossly inequitable system. Harrison says arbitration skews in favor of economic powerhouses, including in sexual harassment cases, and supports the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act. [...]

2019-08-16T11:44:18-07:00

The new Omnibus Sexual Harassment Bill SB1300

The following op-ed was published in the Pasadena Star News on December 1, 2018. See you in court, office harassers Workplaces in California should soon become safer now that Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a spate of bills spawned by the #MeToo movement, including one that gives employees the right to hold others accountable the very first time they violate workplace protection laws. That change is earth-shattering. Sexual harassment victims will be able to [...]

2018-12-05T19:11:36-07:00

Lawsuit Against Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey Hit With Sexual Battery Suit By Masseur over “Extreme” 2016 Incident September 28, 2018 – by Dominic Patten / Deadline Hollywood Little more than a month since Kevin Spacey saw claims of another sexual assault case handed over the Los Angeles County District Attorney, the former House of Cards actor has been sued for sexually battery and false imprisonment. “Spacey assaulted and battered plaintiff by forcing plaintiff to touch his scrotum, testicles, [...]

2018-09-30T18:51:16-07:00

Genie Harrison Files Lawsuit Against Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey Sued by Anonymous Masseur for Sexual Battery September 28, 2018 – by Margeaux Sippell / Variety A lawsuit was filed against Kevin Spacey in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday, detailing alleged sexual crimes the actor is accused of committing against an anonymous masseur in October, 2016. The actor, who was dropped from Netflix’s “House of Cards” in November 2017 following previous accusations of sexual harassment, now faces legal action concerning allegations of [...]

2018-09-30T17:54:57-07:00

Tips For Mediating #MeToo Cases

Tips For Mediating #MeToo Cases Learn and embrace HerStory, let her show you by reenactment exactly what happened August 2018 Issue of The Advocate — by Genie Harrison of the Genie Harrison Law Firm Read the complete story below, or download the pdf HERE Sexual harassment and abuse is not new. There is not “more” sexual harassment occurring now. Rather, as a society we are paying more attention; we are listening. Likewise, the challenges inherent [...]

2019-07-17T20:04:03-07:00

Genie Harrison Comments on Asia Argento Sexual Assault Accusations to LA Times

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 figure more than twice their age. There, the victims allege, [...]

2019-07-17T20:06:08-07:00

Genie Harrison Comments on Asia Argento Sexual Assault Accusations to INSIDER

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 Harvey Weinstein’s attorney has launched a scathing attack on what he described as Asia Argento’s “stunning level of hypocrisy” after the Italian actress was accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old actor and paying him off. Ben Brafman, who is representing Weinstein in [...]

2019-07-17T22:45:26-07:00

Daily Journal Podcast on #MeToo Featuring Genie Harrison

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) [...]

2019-07-17T20:07:29-07:00

Amber Phillips and Mary Olszewska Named Rising Stars

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.

2019-07-17T22:46:31-07:00

Tax Law Typo Risks Bankrupting #MeToo Victims Without GOP Fix

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 [...]

2019-07-17T22:47:17-07:00

Genie Harrison on Harvey Weinstein Arrest for USA Today

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 mogul would [...]

2019-07-17T22:51:21-07:00

Genie Harrison Comments on Stormy Daniels Hush Money

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 [...]

2019-07-17T22:52:21-07:00