Genie Harrison Law Firm Archives / Sexual Harassment Articles

Genie Harrison featured at Lawdragon.com

Grab ‘em By The Verdict: Genie Harrison Takes on Sexual Harassment and Abuse May 12, 2020 — by Alison Preece for  Lawdragon (Read the text below, or the complete story here at Lawdragon.com.) Genie Harrison once dreamt of prosecuting war criminals. She found her calling taking on sexual harassment. Photo provided by the firm. Genie Harrison knows how to get your attention. At a conference not long ago, she wore a T-shirt. Standard cut [...]

2020-06-25T10:42:54-07:00

How #MeToo Is Smashing the Casting Couch

How #MeToo Is Smashing the Casting Couch January 30, 2020 — by Elizabeth A. Harris for The New York Times Excerpt from the story: The problems, of course, have not gone away. Genie Harrison, a lawyer in Los Angeles who represents some of Mr. Weinstein’s accusers, says she still receives cases alleging sexual harassment in the industry, and retaliation when someone comes forward to report it. Read the story in The New York Times [...]

2020-02-03T15:58:28-08:00

California Lawyers Slam Fee-Sharing at Law.com

California Lawyers Slam Bar Proposals for Fee-Sharing, Nonattorney Ownership September 23, 2019 — Cheryl Miller for Law.com Support, and opposition, for allowing fee-sharing with nonprofits and allowing nonlawyer ownership. > Genie Harrison of Genie Harrison Law Firm, opposed the proposal. “There is already too much pressure to be profitable, and making Google Law Firm, or something like that, a possibility is going to drive this into a gig economy task-based system instead of a [...]

2019-09-26T23:40:56-07:00

Huffpost Interview With Genie Harrison

How This Lawyer Is Trying To Hit Harvey Weinstein Where It Hurts Sexual harassment attorney Genie Harrison has tackled Weinstein and Kevin Spacey — and now she’s going after the system. September 11, 2019 — By Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani Watch the entire interview on sexual harassment attorney Genie Harrison at Huffington Post here > 

2019-09-18T21:44:02-07:00

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. [...]

2019-09-09T11:11:14-07:00

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 [...]

2018-12-05T19:11:36-08:00

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, [...]

2019-10-16T18:40:30-07:00

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