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Sexual Harassment News: LA Archdiocese, Tech Execs Face #MeToo

by HB Sexual Harassment Legal Team

04/17/2019

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Los Angeles Archdiocese Pays $8 Million to Teen Girl Abused and Kidnapped by Coach

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has paid $8 million to a teenager who was sexually abused and later kidnapped by a teacher at her Catholic high school in 2016, her lawyer said Tuesday.

The case has drawn attention to the problem of sex abuse at Catholic institutions that is committed by church employees who are not clergy members. read more »

These Tech Execs Faced #MeToo Allegations. They All Have New Jobs

Silicon Valley says it’s committed to improving diversity, but high-profile male executives accused of sexual misconduct are getting second chances. Some advocates are wondering why. read more »

Lawsuit alleges child sex abuse at prominent Washington synagogue

The families of eight young children have filed suit against a prominent Washington, D.C., synagogue and one of its leaders, alleging they ignored warnings that a teacher at the congregation's preschool was sexually abusing the children for more than two years.

The families, who are filing the suit anonymously, to protect the children's identities, say the alleged abuse occurred at Washington Hebrew Congregation's Early Childhood Center, a Reform Jewish synagogue founded in the 1850s. read more »