Sexual Harassment


Court rulings on Riot Games’ gender discrimination cases

LA court reportedly rules that several female employees must bring most claims to arbitration in Riot gender discrimination case Riot will still have to “fight on two fronts,” however. 1/25/2021 — by Andreas Stavropoulos for Dot Esports (Read the story below, or here at dotesports.com) A Los Angeles court made several rulings today in the case between Riot Games and female employees alleging gender discrimination and sexual harassment.The court reportedly ruled that plaintiffs who signed [...]

Weinstein Accusers Agree to $17 Million Settlement

Harvey Weinstein Accusers Agree to $17 Million Settlement 1/27/2021 — by Melena Ryzik and Cara Buckley for The New York Times (Read the story below, or here at nytimes.com) Some 40 women will participate in the bankruptcy court agreement, though others who have sued Mr. Weinstein and accused him of sexual abuse have objected to the terms and are considering an appeal. Nearly four years after the first claims against Harvey Weinstein made their [...]

Weinstein Sexual Misconduct Settlement Confirmed

Weinstein Sexual Misconduct Settlement Confirmed by Bankruptcy Judge 1/25/2021 — by Ashley Cullins for the Hollywood Reporter (Read the story below, or here at HollywoodReporter.com) “Eighty-three percent of the victims have expressed very loudly that they want closure through acceptance of this plan,” U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Mary Walrath said as she approved a settlement plan resolving most sexual harassment and assault claims against the producer. The judge handling The Weinstein Co.’s bankruptcy proceedings [...]

Fighting For Victims of Discrimination at Work

Natural Fighter: Genie Harrison Law Firm represents clients who’ve faced discrimination at work. Jan. 11, 2021 — by Shane Nelson for Daily Journal Genie Harrison decided in middle school she wanted to prosecute war criminals. “I felt very passionately about this big idea of working at The Hague,” the founder of the Genie Harrison Law Firm said. “And I wanted to go after the leaders of countries and their regimes who had done terrible, [...]

Harvey Weinstein Settlement

Harvey Weinstein Sexual Misconduct Class Action Settlement Includes $18.8 Million Survivors’ Fund June 30, 2020 by Ashley Cullins for the Hollywood Reporter The women will also be released from any nondisclosure agreements they have signed. Read the story in the Hollywood Reporter >

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 [...]

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 [...]

Weinstein and His Accusers Reach Tentative $25 Million Deal

Sexual harassment attorney Genie Harrison was quoted in the New York Times regarding the tentative settle agreement with Harvey Weinstein and his accusers, some of which Ms. Harrison represents. December 11, 2019 — by Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor After two years of legal wrangling, Harvey Weinstein and the board of his bankrupt film studio have reached a tentative $25 million settlement agreement with dozens of his alleged sexual misconduct victims, a deal that [...]

#MeToo Story in Ms. Magazine by Columnist Genie Harrison

#MeToo Ended Our Silence—Let’s Keep Using Our Voices for Change October 4, 2019 — by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine October marks the second anniversary of the #MeToo movement’s viral explosion—and two years of momentous change inspired by courageous women who told stories of sexual harassment and assault that stemmed from the unfettered abuse of power. #MeToo was the social media equivalent of yelling from the rooftops, and it created a movement. Many women [...]

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 [...]

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 > 

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. [...]

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