“Sexual harassment is a tipoff that other misconduct may be taking place at a company . . . 'People who engage in sexual harassment or assault are also likely to steal, plagiarize, embezzle, engage in overt racism, or otherwise harm their business . . . All of these behaviors are the actions of someone who feels entitled to other people’s property—regardless of whether it’s someone else’s ideas, work, money, or body. Another common factor was the desire to dominate and control other people.'"
—Sheelah Kolhatkar, The New Yorker, 11/20/17
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The Cinefamily's departure is a tragedy, and L.A. is culturally worse off for its loss. At the same time, many people were victimized in many ways. Stories of abuse may be old news to staff and volunteers, but many donors and members have only recently discovered the damage that was done. The court of public opinion is no substitute for a full accounting in an appropriate venue.
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