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 pursue claims based […]

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

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, and penis, grabbing plaintiff’s […]

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

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 sexual battery, assault, gender […]

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

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 in the […]

2018-10-18T00:28:52+00:00

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 […]

2018-09-06T14:03:16+00:00

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 […]

2018-09-06T12:56:37+00:00

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) and Genie Harrison […]

2018-10-22T00:37:06+00:00

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.

2018-06-19T23:00:40+00:00

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 corrected quickly, if at all.

President […]

2018-09-06T22:23:05+00:00

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 […]

2018-10-22T00:13:55+00:00

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 and the like to protect […]

2018-10-22T00:34:10+00:00

Sexual harassment laws protect employees at work and students at school.

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and What You Should Do If You Are Being Harassed

By Rebecca J Sobie and Genie Harrison

Sexual harassment at work is common and it almost always leads to devastating consequences for the victim, including fear, humiliation, anxiety, depression, inability to function well at work and in life, problems in relationships, and loss of self-esteem.  You have the right to be free from sexual harassment at work that creates a hostile environment.

What Constitutes […]

2018-05-13T15:24:26+00:00