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Sexual Harassment News: #MeToo, SC Catholic Diocese

by HB Sexual Harassment Legal Team

02/05/2019

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#MeToo Has a Lehman Moment as Pre-Crisis Case Drags On and On

A decade later, six employees still press harassment claims

‘Fun and games’ by ‘Chester Molester,’ lawsuit claims

Sexist comments, lewd gestures -- and worse.

Allegations like these are sorely familiar in the #MeToo era. Only this time, they hail from what seems like Wall Street’s Dark Ages: back when Lehman Brothers was flying high.

More than a decade after Lehman collapsed, six women who worked at the bank’s subprime-mortgage unit are still accusing a former colleague of sexual harassment -- and still waiting for answers. read more »

SC Catholic church delays naming priests accused of sexual abuse

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston is delaying its promised release of the names of priests accused of sexually abusing children.

In a statement Monday, Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone said the diocese needs more time to review its records and won’t meet a mid-February deadline that it set at the end of 2018.

“When we release the list of names, we want it to be accurate to the best of our knowledge,” Guglielmone said. “We owe that to the victims, the faithful and the public.”

The diocese, which covers all of South Carolina, said in December it would release the names of all priests credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors since 1950. The church now expects the lists of names to be ready by the end of March, it said in a statement. read more »