#MeToo

A woman who says state Rep. Rick Perales choked and forcibly kissed her has an ultimatum: Drop his bid for reelection or she’ll release graphic text messages he sent her.

Dating and Consent in the MeToo Era

Mar 20, 2018
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The MeToo and Time'sUp movements are inspiring new conversations in the workplace, on college campuses and in social circles. For some that means re-examining behaviors when it comes to dating. On many college campuses the standards for sexual consent are shifting from "No Means No" to a more affirmative "Yes Means Yes."

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The #MeToo movement is giving more people the courage to come forward with allegations of sexual harassment. Now a prominent local civil rights attorney is speaking out about confidential settlements. Attorney Al Gerhardstein has worked with many clients who settled sexual harassment cases, against powerful individuals, out of court. According to Gerhardstein these confidentiality agreements are "eroding the integrity of our judicial system."