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Fresh update on "harassment" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"I've seen how she digs into issues around national security. Virginia Senator Mark Warner, who has worked with Harris on the Senate Intelligence Committee, he says she's willing to take on tough issues. I think she understands. Some of our adversaries around the world the challenge they post Russia, for example, and I think she'll bring a clear eyed realism that is needed. Warner says the U. S needs to stay vigilant with countries like Russia continuing to try to meddle in the upcoming presidential election. On the Republican side, Senator Lindsey Graham calls Harris Smart but is also critical, saying she's bought into what he calls the Democrats very liberal agenda. On Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller. W T. O P News of a federal judge permitting the education apartment to go ahead with new rules governing how schools and universities respond to sexual assault complaints. The rules are set to take effect this Friday and give the accused, Moore writes, changing the parameters of what constitutes sexual harassment and limits. The scope of cases at schools can investigate. Critics say it damages the rights of victims and will deter them from coming forward. More than a dozen state attorneys general, including from D, C filed suit to try and block those rules coming up after traffic and weather. Maura about Kamala Harris, Joe Biden's VP, pick a closer look and why he chose her as his running mates. A 36 This is Jim Richburg of Fortune at federal Effective Network Security.
Stephen 'tWitch' Boss speaks out for the first time about allegations of toxicity on the set of Ellen
"The Earth will be kind to everybody. Then backstage. She's a raging maniac. It's the most vicious environment in the world. Sexual harassment, racism, bullying brutality backstage from the staff and the manager. So finally You know, they have a deejay on the show. She's always dancing, Got a deejay that plays all the music. He came out to defend everything. And he said, Listen to this statement. There's love in the room backstage, it's filled with love. But there are some things that need to be addressed the hopefully at the proper time we could look so even the deejay who is obviously not the brightest guy, even he had admit There's some What does that mean? There's some things that need to. Obviously there's some things that need to be addressed here. So basically comes out the defender. But at the end, wink wink, it's true. It's all true. So Howard Stern had some good advice for her. Just just be the meanest woman would just do that. Have that be erect you This ruthless, awful Not a bad idea. Of course, Howard Stern has been such a Jekyll and Hyde get all of a sudden he's Mr P. Sena, so I don't have much credibility He has left anyways. Take some calls. Go to rich
Fresh update on "harassment" discussed on The DeMaio Report with Carl DeMaio and Lou Penrose
"Think being able to tell their story first. Do it. Do me that vice president for this race. He's going to make that decision for himself. I wouldn't tell what I believe them. I believe them. Believe them. Remember me, too? Yeah, I know. That was a long time ago before the riots and smashing people in the face in the street was in covert 19 By the way was this. Hold me to movement? You may remember it. Where all men are pigs and all women are to be believed It was weaponizing sexual harassment against Republicans. Okay, you know, because they don't believe the women who go against Democrats Bill Clinton. They will on ly believe allegations against a Republican in this case because she was running against him. She said. No, no, I believe the women. I believe the women. Okay, really. So Terra Reed. Should be believed interesting. I wonder if you ask the same question today. What she'll say. Of course the media isn't goingto ask her because they are carrying her water. I I would be astonished. If anyone asks that question In the next 72 hours, let alone in the 1st 24 hours. Basic questions It won't be until the vice presidential debate and pencil have to do it. How can you say that? You're in a historic woman. And that you're breaking through the glass ceiling. And you got a vote for kamala because she is historic and they've been playing that up. You know, the media has been really pimping. That one. Yeah, historic. Yeah. Yeah, You got it. But maybe we can get lightning in a bottle twice because, you know, everyone fell for that with Obama. They all thought we'd get a post racial America. But now we're even more racially divided than ever before. With with Kamala Harris. They're still playing up. That is one of their themes as to why you should just blindly vote for this socialist ticket. You've got Problems, though, and baggage. It's that comment against Biden. It's also frankly, how can you say that? She's a feminist when it is quite clear? Ask Willie Brown that Kamala Harris was all too fine and dandy playing the big big Old Boys network. Deal of flirtation, but I've gotta hold you right there Because we're gonna We're gonna get into more of that and what she did for our hometown, former Mayor Bob Filner. But first we're gonna check traffic.
Public Health Officials Are Increasingly Facing Threats
"Threats for me and my family and harassing my daughters to the point where I have to get security is just I mean, it's amazing I wouldn't have imagined in my wildest dreams. That people who object to things that are pure public health principles are so set against it and don't like what you and I say it, namely in the word of science. That they actually threaten you. That's Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading expert on infectious diseases, speaking to CNN's Sanjay Gupta, about threats he and his family have received because of his work. And Dr Fauci is not alone. Public health officials across the US are also receiving threats from people who are against the policies they put forth to combat the corona virus. Things like recommendations to wear masks and practice social distancing. Michelle Mellow is a professor of law and a professor of medicine at Stanford, and she's been researching this exact topic. Michelle, Welcome to the show. Happy to be here. Shall you wrote an article about the attacks on public health officials during covert 19. What was it that prompted you to even look into this? Well, it happens that one of my bosses that Stanford is married to our Santa Clara County local health officer here in the Bay Area, So I do have a personal connection to somebody who's experienced these kind of attacks. Tell us a little bit about what kinds of attacks were talking about. All across the country. We've really seen a number of things that made your audience seem pretty shocking and are unusual even in the American context we have seen, you know the usual Internet trawling, but the attacks have taken on a highly personal and almost violent dimension. Across the country. We've seen health officer subject to dock, saying the exposure of their personal information like their addresses or loved ones, names on the Internet. Angry and sometimes armed protestors showing up at their private residences, vandalism of their offices and homes, lots of harassing telephone calls and even death threats to the point of having to have private security details assigned to their families. Michelle, one of the things that prompted me. I'd saw the research here and then saw that Dr Anthony Fauci has needed to get his own extra private security because I believed his family had been threatened. Are we primarily talking about high profile figures like that, Or are we talking about? Anyone who's sort of on the front lines dealing with Corona virus cases. In particular, we're talking about people who ordinarily are about his low profile. As you can get local public health is thean visible angel that keeps us all healthy. But most of us until this pandemic you never heard of or seen our local health officer. They have been in the news lately on television and newspaper a lot, so they're no longer such private figures. But these are not high profile figures. They're not national figures. In most cases, they're not. They don't have a political agenda. There are doctors trying to do their jobs. Who are making these threats. Well, it comes from a variety of quarters. Ah, leader in Catalyst in this movement has been the anti vaccination movement here in the U. S. That has all of a sudden pivoted from their usual agenda of attacking public figures who advocate vaccination to going after health officers who are advocating masking and the extension of state home or business closure orders, But it's not on ly these groups. They've been joined by thousands of people across the country who are just really disgruntled and incredibly stressed. By the long term economic impact and social isolation that has stemmed from public health orders during the pandemic. Medical professionals are take a Hippocratic oath to serve whoever it is that needs their help. So like this, this feels like doctors and nurses didn't necessarily sign up to be. In such a political battle, You know, it's interesting the politicization of first responders because those on the front lines were actually caring for covert patients have been politicized as heroes in this pandemic. But the same groups of individuals, doctors and nurses who are working in the public health sector have been demonised as villains. They're all working toward the same goals, and we need to understand that, although they execute their objectives in different ways, they're all working towards a single and so are we. So it's really striking to me that there's been this polarization and how folks have viewed First responders and public health doctor's Michelle. Stick with us. We'll be back in a moment. This is the take away. On the next. 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And I'm wondering if this is now transferring over to medical professionals and health professionals. Well, yet we have to distinguish between medical professionals who are on the frontline response like the ones who are working in hospitals and the ones I'm talking about. Are those were working in public health departments. I'm not aware of specific problems involving the folks who are working in hospitals other than nobody wants to stand next to them at the grocery store. But the public health officials really have had to have protection stepped up. Unfortunately, most of our elected officials to the extent that they're speaking to this issue at all have been joining in the attacks. You know, there are folks who are making their name for themselves politically. By joining in the chorus of attacks against public health officials. In some cases, their own public health officers, you know, saying things like their anti Democratic their tyrannical when in reality, those same health officers are the only people in that state who can issue these orders. They're executing. Planning done by other elected officials, who then sort of hide behind this rhetoric, So it really is, in my view, despicable that instead of offering support to these hardworking, underpaid under attack health officers State and local officials. And in some cases, congressmen and the president have joined in the attacks, and the president himself has been the foam enter and chief here Retweeting such statements as everyone is lying. The CDC media Democrats are doctors, everyone we're told to trust That kind of statement fans the flames. Michelle did your research show whether or not there was a difference in health officers who are in red states versus blue states or our folks that work in these positions across the board, subject to this type of harassment. You know, we really have seen it in all kinds of communities. Certainly there is a red and blue divide in willingness to accept public health measures like masking and to the extent that you're leading a community that's more red than blue. You might have a larger segment of the population going after you. But some of the people who have been under attack are in heavily blue communities were actually most of the population really supports what they're doing. Polling is very much in their favor. But there is a vocal extreme of vocal minority that is dominating attention. Is there anything that public health officials Khun do to protect themselves? You know, to protect themselves. Many of them do need security details, and they need elected officials to stand up and indicate that when these actions crossed the line into illegal forms of harassment, they'll be subject to prosecution in terms of self defense strategies. You know, I think it may be late in the game for this, but there are some things that I think We know help to cultivate public trust and buy in to coerce of public health legal measures. Polling shows us that when people feel that they have a say in public health policy agendas when quote unquote people like me can influence agendas in public health policy, they're more likely to accept laws, even the ones that they don't love. So I think there are opportunities for some health officers to double down on the transparency and candor in their public communications. We do have examples of where this has been done Extraordinary. Well. I think it helps to humanize health officers to telegraph that they're really struggling with these decisions. They don't take them lightly, and also that they have the support of consultation of a number of other people. Well, they're not acting alone and imposing these orders. Do you know of any health officers who have decided to leave? Ah, the job as a result of this because it doesn't feel like you know, the virus is not going away. Assume as many of us would have liked, and people are going to have to make policies and an implement policies until we've got some clarity on where what the next phase of this is so have folks that you know, decided to leave their jobs as a result. Absolutely. I think the count is up near 30. Now, health officers who have either resigned or been forced out by their elected officials since the start of the disease pandemic because of the politicization of their orders. And that includes Oxiris Barbeau, who was the New York City health commissioner. It includes Nicole Quick, the health commissioner of Orange County are most affected County in California. In terms of covert cases it includes West Virginia health officer for the state had the slam so lots of folks who are dealing very, very difficult situation simply, it's just not reasonable to expect them to go on month after month. In this kind of climate, especially when they're not getting any support from other officials mentioned Oxygen's Barbeau and I know that was a big issue here in New York, particularly because she clashed with Mayor Bill de Blasio. Are we seeing a lot of that? A CZ? Well, just internally among Officers and public health officials, and also just, you know, the other officials that they're dealing with. It feels like I don't know if that was very specific to New York City politics or if that's also happening across the board. I think that is happening in a lot of communities. Yes, where you have a schism between elected branches of government that represent communities that have a particular ideological bent and help officers who have been serving you know for many, many administrations many many years and you are You're acting on the science a TTE this point of the pandemic. People are fed up with the science. They want a balance of between health concerns and economic and other concerns. And again. Some health officers have been very good at explaining how public health orders balanced. Those concerns and others who are maybe less transparent, really have been confronted by a lot of attacks from Ah, elsewhere in government. But, you know, responding to local political pressures themselves you mentioned earlier. We we are having to differentiate between threatening health officers and health officials and making and threatening frontline workers like doctors and nurses. But Our doctors and nurses subject to any type of politicization and threats right now, because of the role that they what they could possibly represent, or have they gotten off Have they sort of not been in the cross hairs? If you will. You know, I'm not aware of those kinds of attacks. I think it's more just that What we hear from them is the difficulty that they have in their personal lives Because people know they work with sick people. They don't want to be around him. They don't want to be around their kids. So it's the usual story in any pandemic, where You're the child of somebody who's working with an affected patient. Nobody wants their kid in school with you. I think that causes some difficulties for them, but it's a different quality and caliber of attack than what we've been talking about with public health officers. Michelle Mellow is a professor of law at Stanford Law School and a professor of medicine at Stanford University. School of Medicine. Michelle. Thanks so much, Thank you.
Fresh update on "harassment" discussed on The DeMaio Report with Carl DeMaio and Lou Penrose
"This nationwide contest. That's bank Tio. 200 us? 806 100. Kogo 806 105 646 Yeah. What is so frustrating is to see these national Republicans behind closed doors, arguing showy painter as a liberal, or should I paint her as a moderate Because if you go after her as to moderate then we can break away Some of those Bernie voters. No, no, no. It is true that Joe Biden decided to tell the Bernie voters and Elizabeth Warren voters go pound sand in selecting someone that doesn't fit their exact Pure, You know philosophy. They got shafted once again, which is the establishment of the Democrat Party, as it does, but They hate trump so much. They're going nowhere. They will continue to hold their nose and support Biden and Harris and I've confirmed this with a number of progressive Democrats that I know I've been monitoring their pages. I've talked to a few of them and they said no, you know it. It's not the perfect ticket. You vote your passion. You vote your idealism in the primary, but you're pragmatic in the general. We learned that after 2016 we don't want to repeat. On so the on ly Lane, and I think the most viable lane in the most fact based lane to attack Kamala Harris is that she is so power hungry. That she will not stand up to the militant left Thie anti FAS of the world. The black lives matter of the World Thie season. Ellen Omar's Some people did something she will not stand up to them. She will adopt their agenda and carry their water and that should frighten The middle of the road voters that Trump needs to bring into his camp. But it was a great pic in the fact that Trump can't really attacker without the media, saying he's bashing a woman. No, I mean look at what he did in 2016. It's Hillary Clinton. I think the I think most Americans who are persuadable Aren't going to be persuaded by that they're going to say Look, she she's a big girl, okay? She, uh she landed. She can throw a punch. You can land a punch punch. She knows what she got. Indio. You know, this is not an issue of her not being tough enough to take it. If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen on DH. No, I'm not saying that she deserves to be in the kitchen. For goodness sakes. The interesting thing, though, is that when when the media and these groups say Oh, but she's a woman, but she's a woman. Trump has a lot of material to work with. We can say is well, so you got her back today. And you're saying this is about the women's empowerment movement, but recognized Kamala Harris is so greedy and power hungry. That's not something that's ever been in her wheelhouse. It's not something she's ever been worried about. So, for example, on Joe Biden On Joe Biden. She was asked in 2019. Do you believe the allegations of sexual harassment? This is when terror, Reed was first starting to come out and bubble about possible sexual sexual harassment. This is what Kamala Harris said at the time. And you bet this clip is going to end up in a trump ad soon, and I.
McDonald's sues ousted CEO, alleging employee relationships
"McDonald's has made striking new allegations against its former CEO of the company says Steve Easterbrook hid sexual relationships with employees and concealed the evidence. The fast food giant fired Easterbrook last year. Now it is suing him to get back his multi $1,000,000 severance package. NPR's Alina Selya HQ reports. What makes this case pretty remarkable is that it's been nine months since Easterbrook was fired. The reason a consensual relationship with an employee that amounted to sexting and American corporate culture typically is all about sorting these kinds of internal scandals quickly and behind closed doors. Here's Tim Hubbard, a professor at the University of Notre Dame. There's always this tendency to wanna settle it quietly and get it completely out of the media. But here we are talking about it again because now McDonald's Is suing Easterbrook, saying he covered up more inappropriate behavior. McDonald's made this unusual choice because back in November, Easterbrook left with the severance estimated at over $40 million. But in July, an anonymous tip led the company to search corporate servers and their investigators found explicit photos and videos sent from Easter. Brooks corporate account evidence of sexual relationships with three employees, including one woman for whom Easterbrook approved a stock grant worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. I think that there was an expectation as they were negotiating a settlement. That the former chief executive officer be open and honest. The company says he lied to get a better exit payout and is suing to get that money back. Few companies find these kind of public battles with former executives. MacDonald says. It's already moved to block Easterbrook from selling any stock he might still have from his equity awards. I don't really see the likelihood of him returning the money without A bit of force needed. I think it gets pretty nasty Easter. Brooks legal team did not respond to NPR's enquiries, and we should note that McDonald's is among NPR's recent sponsors. Mr Brooks, Compensation for being fired drew much attention and criticism last year. It included six months of severance pay shares and other equity, leading many low wage frontline workers to muse about their pay gap with executives. And use the moment to highlight allegations of rampant sexual harassment of female employees by male co workers and managers across McDonald's restaurants sharing to Johnny directs the time's up Legal Defense Fund, which is backing workplace sexual harassment lawsuits by McDonald's workers were going to say You can't do certain things that were going to take conduct seriously. And they should be taking it seriously when it comes to their workers being sexually harassed, and, at a minimum committed 40 million. They're trying to get back from Easterbrook to stop that. Easterbrook successor, CEO Chris Kempinski often speaks about re committing to company values of integrity and inclusion. On Monday, McDonald's told workers it's conducting in global survey and listening sessions to assess the state of its corporate culture.
Fresh update on "harassment" discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka
"Right now we know about Kamala Harris is the policy on open borders. She wants to decriminalize people who come to this country illegally, even if they're trafficking, drugs or Children. She has adopted. Bernie's Healthcare plan sees Green dio She's written. If you think you're going to hold on to your guns, think again. Not only has Joe Biden talked about putting Bater O'Rourke in charge of his gun programme, making him the guns are Kamala Harris is written an amicus brief on the Heller decision and its multiple points about why Heller should be overturned. The Second Amendment, she said, doesn't apply to state governments. She's convinced of that. And thinks that well, it's OK for the federal government to keep the second Amendment. Obviously, part of the Constitution is law. States and local municipalities have the right to strip your guns and create whatever type of legislation. So the Constitution That created our nation and its amendments do not apply to the states. That's that's right. That's quite stunning, quite something for somebody who is, I don't know A lawyer. It really is, and she also don't forget is considered by government track to be the fourth most liberal senator in the Senate. Right now, she promised on the debate stage to prosecute Trump supporters, not just President Trump. But also the people around him and the people that have propped him up. She has made that promise. She's made that promise to her liberal backers who have funded her and put her in this position because Joe Biden picked her not because they get along, but because she was actually the highest fundraiser for him because she has those millionaire connections. Now, remember, she was all about going after Joe Biden on the primary stage about being about being a racist. She also said women are going to be believed, well. Now she stands shoulder to shoulder, so apparently she's forgotten that he's racist. She's for gotten that he's had women come out against him, even though she made sure to bring that to the people's attention strings since she said the victim should be listened to. They should be lesson to, But now she's willing to stand shoulder to shoulder with Joe have no morals. I'm sorry. That's what I mean. When we talk about Kamala Harris. She stands for nothing because she will stand for whatever benefits or she puts it aside so she can get into the position. That she needs to be not back in 2013 and this is a big one. I don't know if you remember the sub. But the mayor of San Diego was named Kevin observed, was named Bob Filner, and he's a Democrat. He had 30 women come forward with charges of sexual harassment and assault it almost it was so outlandish. It became a joke in California. They called what he did to him in the film in a headlock. Which was when he would forcibly restrain a woman kissed her breathing to her ears from behind sound familiar with the sniffer job and all kinds of charges against him. Groping unwanted sexual advances. Assault really serious charges. Well because she was backed by the same group of people that backed Mayor Bob Filner. Kamala Harris actually made the charges go away when she was attorney general. He was supposed to get five years in prison at least. And she made it go away. She granted him a plea deal, and she even made the deal to leave him off the sexual Offenders Registry, which is a big deal in California. It's something that I believe in because if you've got kids you want to know who's living next door to you, and she was the reason that he was never put on that list. He was able to go off on his own into the sunset and didn't have to deal with the prison sentence that should have been thrown his way. That's incredible. I need all those details. That's why she's a regular. That's why she's a Estos follow her right now. The host of the morning. Answer the gentleman. Shown. Am 5 90 AM, It's only the.
Texas Tech Fires Top Women's Basketball Coaches Amid Abuse Allegations
"But alleged abuse leads to this Texas Tech publicly apologized to its women's basketball team over allegations of a toxic culture. The apology follows the firing of head women's coach Marlene stolen things. An assistant coach Nikita Larry Dawkins, the team's strength and conditioning coach, Rob Petrella resigned earlier this year amid allegations of sexual harassment. Allegations he did not. ABC
Fresh update on "harassment" discussed on CXR Podcast
"Intent. Right and is that is something that is militia tent or something that came from just a dumb place and there needs to be solicitation there web be careful on that because we teach sexual harassment we say dead matter what the intent is the impact. Right. So you tell me my dress look pretty today if I don't respect sexual harassment. So the impact Kinda matter. So you may unconsciously say something or last year I had to call when my girlfriends and I just laughed because she worked for Food Service Company that does the cafeterias. So her company. Did the food service at one of the colleges in for black history month, which is February. They had watermelon. The cafeteria decided to of Watermelon Fried Chicken and something else I called her up and I second question where did you get watermelon in February? Where did you get watermelon? February. You you had to consciously. Consciously decide to do that menu and she said our client was ignorant and we did not give enough coaching to the client. Right? You know we missed it. We they is Amiss. On the intent was good but just riddled with ignorance we want to stop you we WANNA have ethnic food, but the water I kept saying. Mellon. Oh. So they don't always do we all make mistakes. We're all GONNA make blips some of the Banal with social media it can become viral any can you have been hardwood factors up? And people losing their jobs everyday because of ignorance would you? Were some of it can just be you know. You don't get it. I saw a Kim move today where guys stopped a woman because she was biking in California in his gated community and I think he thought he was being helpful like I've never seen you before you know what you do in my neighborhood. But when she said it's not your place to ask me that's when you move side he went the other and then fell to call the police and I feel. Like anytime you call the police over something stupid. You should pay the taxpayers back for your nose, but you know you're not having looks. So here's the thing. So we started this series out this. This moments that matter thing this is the we're kicking it off with you and I but we're doing something a little different with this podcast series this these segments and I will not be conducting the next interview, it will be you. Cited I'm excited about a two so you'll. You'll conducted probably a couple of days following this one, but he'll conduct the next one. And then whomever you interview. You're going to pass the baton and they will then conduct the interview with someone else. So. I think that's a little bit different and I'm looking forward to that Do you WANNA share you're doing your interview with or do you want surprise everybody? I'm doing my interview with William Correct. That's.
Former "Ellen" Producer Speaks Out Against Show's Culture
"Talk talk show show host, host, Ellen Ellen did did generous, generous, continues continues to to come come under under fire fire for for what what many who worked for her called the show's toxic work environment. Staff have claimed she's not the happy go lucky person we see on TV and is, in fact anything but kind to employees, telling them not to look at her or talk to her ever. Hey, CBS's Dan Mitchinson spoke Mohr about it with Hedda Muscat. She's the show's first producer and Grammy Award winner. Why speak out now? Because I was asked. I did not seek this attention at all. I've laid low for 16 years and then the entertainment community when people have asked me on all the other shows I've worked on after that from America's got talent. I launched that. Two other shows, including Hot bench with Judge Judy People would ask me my bought, my new bosses would ask me. So what was it really like working with Alan and I always said fine. Fine because I didn't want to put that by about there. I had moved on already. But the media approached me about two weeks ago, Buzz feed, and they disclosed to me that there were over 50 people that they spoke to at that point, and nobody wanted to come forward with their name. And I said, Why And they said, because people are afraid I said, Well, I'm not afraid anymore. If you want to use my name, go for it. I mean, you were the first tires on the show when it started. What was the environment like back then? He was saying the exact same Ellen is the cold person. But here's what you have to understand. I didn't I'm not complaining because she was cold. I'm complaining because that attitude that she exhibited in the office which I say cold, indifferent, aloof, very disinterested in what I was doing. I was human interest producer. So the show was really relying heavily on all these human interest segments. She had no interest to have an understanding of the story that I was pitching her the story that we got approved. Finally, you know with the other MPs. Everybody had to approve. The story should know interest when I was trying to brief her on what the guest you know was going to be doing and my many of my segment's fell flat. Because of her disinterest in them. If you weren't an a list celebrity, she wasn't really couldn't care less, But once it affect your work, the quality of your work and your segments, then that becomes very toxic, and it's very difficult to deal with. I'm very strong person. You know a lot of the newspapers I noticed in the UK were saying, Oh, she's just soft. We're not soft. People were very aggressive in the way we book Our guests were looking for that news breaking, you know, first right exclusive story we can handle. Helen's coldness, but what we can't handle is when it starts affecting the quality of our work. As I understand it. Ah lot of employees. Maybe most employees had to sign a non disclosure, Did you Yes. And are you breaking it by talking to us? I don't know. I don't care if I'm in my sixties now, you know, asked me 10 years ago. You had probably care. I don't care anymore. You know, the media asked me. You know what? I go public with my name because everybody was afraid. And I was Sure why not? And I'm doing this for a bigger reason to have a daughter, who also is making her way in the work environment. She's only in her twenties, and I just just like the meat to movement. Change the culture. Of how women are treated in the workplace. Hopefully, black lives matter. Huge. Hopefully that will continue continue making amazing changes in our society. I'm hoping that this is you know the whole toxic work culture changes, too, because we can't do our jobs effectively when you work for someone who allows her co M P. Ed Glavin to go off on people in a rage she witnessed. I was in the room when she went when Ed would go off in a rage with veins bulging and she would laugh and say. Oh, every production needs its dog. But we knew that we were going to be at the receiving end of that screaming rant at one point so we can handle it. It's not like Oh, gosh, poor us. It's just that her mantra of be kind is so fake, and I think that's what disgusts me so much don't do that. How it's turned to them have to go. Be kind. We know who he is. I work for Simon Cowell's And he was amazing to work with very tough, very abrupt but to the point but professional and it made me a better producer. There's nothing that I can take away from the Ellen Show that made me a better producer. Okay, we only have. Unfortunately, about 30 seconds left to go. I want to ask you these claims of sexual harassment. Was this going on back then, when you started with the show I don't know. I wouldn't know that I was an older woman there. I would not know what went on behind closed doors. But if my colleagues they're saying it, I believe it. And now that this has all come out in the open. Do you think this is going to be the end of the show? I would like to see it be the end of the show. Yes. And that was had a Muscat, former producer with E. Ellen de generous show that wasn't exclusive with K CBS anchor Dan
Washington releases RB Guice shortly after arrest
"In the National Football League today came from Washington Washington football team. Cutting ties with running back Darius Dice the Redskins, releasing a statement that they had released the running back just hours after he was arrested on a felony charge is one of the accounts of strangulation and this is a situation in the NFL. That is one that leaked. This does not want and when you're the Washington football team As I was still trying to get used to everything of saying that the not saying that the the nickname George, but just off seeing the Washington football team, there has been a lot going on with this organization and the in the the football team, making the Ah the immediate move to arrest to let go of various guys. Following his arrest earlier today. Yeah, that's one of them. You know You messed up, right? You really messed up. It is. It's pretty bad, like if the team is saying, all right, we're kind of cutting bait with you because he's still young. I mean, he basically has it played. He's been hurt his 1st 2 years in The league and the team under Ron Rivera is clearly saying we're going in a different direction. And then you go back on the heels off, which was which probably didn't allow the legal system to play out and say All right is the guilty is the innocent. Any of that is all of the allegations that had been hurled at the Washington franchise to begin with. There was the Washington Post article. I believe that came out talking about the sexual alleged Sexual harassment and misconduct inside of the organization. And now when there is a potential strangulation and domestic abuse or abuse in general Darius Guys, he didn't stand a chance. This is a This is a time when he was in the wrong place. Wrong Time had had been another franchise. They may have been a little bit more patient to see some of the facts come out. But after that, and the name a no way they're not taking Any negative press from anybody does not named Dwayne Haskins, you know, and and when we had John Middlecoff on last hour, just talking about the situation I don't see with with what you say with the injuries. With the the history And now with these latest, you know, following his arrest on the domestic violence charges, I don't see Darius guys being back in the NFL. I just I don't I don't think that I don't even think it's a situation. Well, maybe down line, it would have Tio. It would have to be that he gets exonerated on all charges that it is. Clear that he didn't do it like that's like that's the first thing, and then he's gonna have to go into camp on a minimum contract and prove his worth like He's gonna have to go to a work out to be a few running backs injured, but it's not gonna happen, Probably this season. It will be a next season kind of deal because he's got some legalities that are gonna have to play out which which We don't want to presume his guilt yet Mohr or his innocence for the poor for that bag, But You know, it's gonna have to wait for the dust to settle and with Antonio Brown. It took them a year to quote unquote investigate him and he was in professional purgatory, and he wasn't even facing legal charges. So who knows how long this will take?
Elaine Pearson on free speech at UNSW
"Battle of free speech on Australian University campuses. Allying piece was interviewed by the Media Department at the University of new. South. Wales about the human rights implications of Hong. Kong's new national security role as. Director at Human Rights Watch and an adjunct law lecturer at the university. She expressed concern about the laws and called on the United Nations Secretary General to appoint a special envoy in Hong Kong. Well, it's hardly a very controversial stuff in democracy lock Australia Russia. Will sell you think. We'll after the article, win online the pro. Chinese Communist Party students at the university they demanded the article be removed. You see caused a fence it was hurtful to the communist government in China. The university caved in and pulled the article. Only. After an outcry in the press was the article riposted. So. How did we get to the point when one of Australia's leading universities agrees to political censorship in favor of another nation state? Elaine. Joins me now aligned welcome to between the lines. Great to have you on the program. Thanks Tom. Now, the article is back on the University of New South Wales website but with caveats that the views expressed do not represent the views of the university you happy with this outcome. Well I'm glad that they put it back up. But I am pretty disappointed at the university's response I mean I think you know the views expressed in that article of us about the human rights situation in Hong Kong and I think that shouldn't be something that should be controversial and I was a bit surprised actually that the university was so quick to distance themselves from those views and I think you know I presumed that the ferocity of the campaign by the Pro Chinese Communist Party. Students really took them by surprise. But I think now the question really is how is Going to respond to this and I, think the students you know really are looking to see what is going to be the public response and what next is the university going to do to address these shoes mind you. This is not the only incident of academic freedom being compromised. Can you tell us about some of the other cases? Yeah, Human Rights Watch has actually been documenting Chinese document lit threats to academic freedom since two thousand fifteen not just in Australia about universities all around the world we've looked cases in the US the UK Canada France and right here, and what we've seen is that there is A universities are in a tight bind because the become quite dependent on foreign students. Many of those students coming from China those students have a very different world view, many of them and when they come here. Obviously you know coming here should come with a guarantee of academic freedom and what these should be quite basic things for an Australian university education. But in reality if those students try and for instance, join protests on campus about Hong Kong or Fin Jiang they are often then reported to the Chinese consulates So they are very afraid of doing anything like that they just. Try and keep the hits down and you know you only have to look at the controversy that's happened on Q. Withdrew Pavlou and how he has been treated to see that you know we you know it's not a very impressive response from the universities to to say, Scott Free speech and academic freedom only sorts of sensitive topics like shin-jang like Hong Kong, and like human rights in China. Now you mentioned drew heavily, he was expelled from the University of Queensland in part. For, organizing, what was it very noisy pro Hong Kong protests is that right? Well, he's been suspended. So I, think you know the industry who six months suspension six month suspension so He has been you know he's had been a pretty provocative campaigner. Some of these methods may have been a bit unorthodox, but at the end of the day, look at what happened to him on on that campus I. Mean there were fistfights erupting you cue between the different student groups you had in our pro CCP's students you know supporting the Communist Party trying to tear down. The messages from? Hong, Kong democracy supporters and the only person who's actually suffered any retaliation or reprisals is is drew himself, and so we wanna see universities really safeguard academic freedom and free speech and I think that means also acting against those who are intimidating or harassing all those on campus and making the campus a safe space to express all sorts of different views. Now in your case, a lot of the outrage amongst the Chinese students was expressed and organized I understand on Chinese soil media platforms way chat. which are now apparently watched by Beijing and to what extent you concerned about those platforms like we had and I think the other one is is a waiver we Yes that's right. Yeah I mean. These were the platforms where they organize. Look if students want to express different view an opposing you that's fine I think. I'm concerned is the extent to which this campaign became one of intimidating and harassing other students who expressed different views and as I understand it were threats made that they would report people to the Chinese consulate. For expressing excuse so I think the universities actually really need to monitor. Their social media channels and not just use them as a means of advertising for you know potential new students come to the university but also make sure that those channels are being you know being up being watched not to to censor free speech. But as I said, you know where that free speech is crossing the line. I also think they just need to be clear to the students. You know what what that means that it means. Going to a means being exposed to two different views and a free to discuss and debate those issues, but you're not free to shut down. The views of others. Of course, a line universities in Australia and this is cried sacred I've become increasingly dependent on. Overseas students for their budgets. Some have more diversified student bodies but others locked. University of new, South, Wales away opposite talking about University of New South Wales because of your special case this week they heavily concentrated on the Chinese market now since covert. US W has been one of the hardest hit by travel restrictions at recently made nearly I think five hundred staff redundant. Do you think this budget anxiety affected their handling of the issue align peace and? Yes I've been I think this reliance on the revenue from foreign students is something that you know all universities are facing now and so it it is putting them in a difficult position but I think that's why actually universities need to have a unified front. I think they really need to look at their existing. Codes of conduct they don't actually deal with these issues of foreign students might come from very different oil you, and so you know what I've suggested to you, and it's still view and to many other universities in Australia is to adopt a twelve point code of conduct specifically on these issues and they need to be alive to these issues. They need to incorporate it more into the orientation when you foreign students coming to campus so that they really understand what academic freedom means with our and they need to sort of monitor and. Safeguard, for you know acts of intimidation or harassment because I'm not so worried about myself but I'm more worried about other students on campus who will see how the situation has developed and then they might be too scared to speak out on. Hong Kong will fit in the classroom or other academics who might think twice about taking a meteorological on Hong Kong because they'll be worried about the potential backlash. So you know I think universities really need to take a stand on this and you know it needs to be done. You know jointly. By by all USTRALIAN universities.
'Late Show' Music Producer Fired Following Sexual Harassment Allegation
"Music producer for the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS has been fired after being accused Of sexual harassment. According to the rap Giovanni CNC was let go following an instagram from page Stark, in which she detailed an incident where CNC pushed her against the wall and tried to kiss her at the C. M. J Festival. She claimed he followed her and later became aggressive even after she resisted. The musician has been a producer on the show since 2017 2 and on to share screenshot of an email she sent to his former boss before Colbert in 2017 at the height of the meat to movement, But you received no response. She ended the pope. Just stop protecting men who abuse their
New York DA Seeking President Trump’s Tax Returns Cites Probe Into Reports Of ‘Protracted Criminal Conduct’ At Trump Organization
"NYC Prosecutor alleges protracted criminal conduct at trump organization inquest for president's personal tax returns by Larry Neumeister of the Associated Press in New York. A Manhattan prosecutor trying to get President Donald Trump tax returns told a judge Monday that he was justified in demanding them citing public reports of extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the trump organization trump's lawyers. Last month said the grand jury subpoena for the tax returns was issued in bad faith and amounted to harassment of the President Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus. Vance junior seeks eight years of the Republican presidents, personal corporate tax records, but has disclosed little about what prompted him to request the records other than part of the investigation relates to payoffs to women to keep them quiet about alleged affairs with trump. In a court filing Monday though attorneys for Vance said, trump's arguments that the subpoena was too broad stemmed from the false premise that the probe was limited to. So called Hush money payments this court is already aware that the assertion is fatally undermined by undisputed information. In the Public Record Vance's lawyers wrote, they said that information confirms the validity of a subpoena seeking evidence related to potentially improper financial transactions by a variety of individuals and entities. Over a period of years they said public reporting demonstrates that at the time, the subpoena was issued their republic allegations of possible criminal activity at plaintiffs New York. County based trump organization dating back over a decade these reports described transactions involving individual and corporate actors based in New York, county, but whose conduct at times extended beyond New York's borders this possible criminal activity occurred within the applicable statute of limitations. Particularly, if the transactions involved a continuing pattern of conduct, the lawyer said the lawyers urged Judge Victor Marrero to swiftly reject trump's arguments saying the baseless claims were threatening the investigation moreau against trump last year has scheduled arguments to be fully submitted by mid August every day that goes by day plaintiff effectively achieves the temporary absolute immunity that was rejected by this. Court the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court vans lawyer said, every such day also increases the prospect of loss of evidence or the expiration of limitations periods. The precise concerns that the Supreme Court observed justified its rejection of plaintiffs immunity claim in the first place. The Supreme Court last month rejected claims by trump's lawyers that the president could not be criminally investigated while he was in office bans lawyers said trump was not entitled to know the scope and nature of the grand jury investigation but they said information already in the public domain about trump's business dealings provided satisfactory support for the subpoena of. Tax. They cited several newspaper articles including one in the Washington Post examining allegations that trump had a practice of sending out financial statements to potential business partners and banks that inflated the worth of his properties by claiming they were bigger or more potentially lucrative than they were trump's former personal lawyer. Michael Cohen describes such practices during Congressional. Testimony. Vance sought the tax records in part for a probe of how Cohen arranged. During the two thousand sixteen presidential race to keep the porn actress stormy Daniels Model Karen. McDougal from Aaron claims of extramarital affairs with trump trump has denied the affairs cona serving the last two years of a three year prison sentence in home confinement after pleading guilty to campaign finance violations and lying to Congress among other charges. He said he plans to publish a book critical of the President before the November election.
Former 'Ellen' Producer Says DeGeneres Was Aware of Abuses
"Former Ellen Show employees, they report sexual harassment and misconduct by top executive producers. And it runs rampant behind the scenes. That's the word on it all starts at the top. It does. I guess it does go. Apparently, ex employees say one executive producer had a reputation of being hands E with the women and then another solicited aural sects at a work party. Never do that at a work party. No, no, and I'm sure it was well received. Sure, yeah, Always a good move. So what? So now the Twitterverse, everybody you're trying to side who's going to be Ellen's replacement. She's not coming back. Well, will the requirement. Be that that it's Ah gay person? I bet I, It has to be otherwise it would look horrible. I'm sure that's going to be the number one priority, and hopefully they have talent. Beyond that. You may be right. I would kind of lead towards funny and entertaining. Well, that it's not that easy anymore, Todd. I guess it is you got you got more, but it's hard to be funny these days. Hopefully, yeah, yeah, ISS it is It's It's hard. It's hard to To know when it's okay to be funny when it's not okay to funny when it's be OK. They said. OK to laugh. Is it not okay? I don't know. S O just got rid of bullying in our schools. That's why that's what happened to make bully and great again. The tide had done shall making bullying great again. How do you pronounce it? Marga? I don't know how you pronounce it AA aa. You're right. It worded the good old bullying Go.
Ellen DeGeneres’ Talk Show Drama: Everything to Know
"We're. About to cancel. Ellen. She might cancel ourself I you might recognize. Allen. As part of the LGBTQ I eight, two plus community. Also very beloved. Until. Until what happened last fall when she had the unmitigated gall to sit next to George? W Bush had a cowboys football game in Dallas Texas at unforgivable. Well, then we had to go after her and we had got her with everything we got and so that's what they're doing right now and that's what they're doing now could she be mean? To I guess it's possible. It's Kinda surprising to me that if she is so mean and nasty and there's you know sexual harassment running rampant backstage at her show. Why didn't this come out a long time ago I haven't heard sexual harassment to now. Yeah. Something sexual in the she's just a mean person. She's just she has mean and the reason that were pointing out the cheese mean is because she hangs out with George W Bush well, she has to be mean if she'd hang out with your. Share Point Chicken and the egg right. So, Australian TV. Exact reveals a incredible demands from Ellen. He I guess she terrified his staff as she's she said, don't look at her you don't talk to her or approach her. And he she didn't say that her staff members. Yeah. told him that was the case. So a former executive producer of Australia's Today Show Claims Ellen staff walked on eggshells during the stars guest appearance in two thousand thirteen, he was apparently told. To don't approach don't look at her. got. GotTa look at your demand those that's my. Look at me. Great. In fact, if we pass each other in the hallway, you turn around and face the wall right and that's why there's such a stash of patch kids. Yeah. And the studio because people have learned that that's actually how you get them to talk to you. Is If you walk up and you and you extend your hand in you have a pack of Sour. Patch. Kids the pats like okay. Well, maybe give you thirty seconds get. Well, I mean I don't want them from your bare hand though who knows where that's been right. gloved. How about like Okay. That's acceptable. Yeah. Earn thirty seconds with the man earlier this month several employees blasted the Ellen. Degeneres. Show toxic work environment accusing three executive producers of bullying. What does that mean really mean have you ever worked with famous people successful people. They're successful for a reason usually because they can't tolerate bullcrap for one thing and if you don't do a good job, you're going to hear about it. Stunned unbelievable. In April there was outrage over pay-cuts due to the COVID nineteen pandemic and Warner, media employee Relations Group and third party firm will be interviewing past and present staff about their experiences. Okay we're GONNA get to the bottom of meanness
Ballot blocks: the squeeze on Hong Kong
"The squeeze on political freedoms in Hong Kong is ramping up and fast. On Friday, the territory's Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced September's planned elections would be postponed for a year and poss- sediments. I've always had to make difficult decisions but then the announcement I have to make today is the most difficult decision that I have to make in the. Insisted, the delay was only to avoid the spread of COPA, nineteen. The decision to postpone them the training train t electrical election has nothing to do with politics has nothing to do with a likely outcome of this round of. PRO-DEMOCRACY PARTIES, AD HOC for success in the poll riding a wave of discontent at Beijing's recent imposition of sweeping national security law. The legislation broadly defines and harshly punishes subversion sedition collusion with foreigners. Nathan law one of Hong Kong's most prominent pro-democracy activists recently spoke with our sister podcast economists asks why? Phones. Movement is still really strong though there have been protests against the new law. The millions of people who wants surged onto the streets have largely stayed home is police have cracked down harder just try to imagine if you live. In a country place that that is no freedom of expression freedom of them fraiche ethan freedom of thoughts. Then definitely, like protests does not exist or will be lushly quashed earlier last week, twelve pro-democracy candidates were banned from running whenever the elections happened. On Saturday, on Kong's police issued arrest warrants for six political activists living in exile in the West. Since the promulgation of the national security nor on July the first of the scope for political expression has been very much. Dominic Ziegler writes Banyan, our call him on Asian affairs. And because of that, there haven't been any street protests. of any size since July the first because of the consequences. For those taking part. But nevertheless, there has been widespread concern about postponing the election by a year, the Bar Association, representing senior barristers and other lawyers in the territory has expressed what it called grave concern and it said that a decision to postpone September's elections for the Legislative Council, which is known as Mexico was undermining a vital constitutional rights and so what does that mean in practice? What happens with the sitting lawmakers? There are all sorts of implications about what it. Means in practice because hitherto Hong Nor has been very clear you have to hold elections for this quasi-democratic legislature every four years. So the government of Kerry lamb, the chief executive is in a bit of a pickle about how it justifies this. Although she said, it was for reasons of the pandemic several other jurisdictions have been able to carry out elections, and that includes recently elections. In Singapore, there are certainly suspicions that the decision was taken not because of. The pandemic, but because Democrats had a good chance in fact. Gaining for the first time a majority in this rather gerrymandered council and indeed even obstructing a government policy or criticizing the government has it has been suggested by the authorities the risk of falling foul of the new. National Security Law. So this decision is absolutely shot through with politics, but nevertheless to take some finessing by the government. To show that the move is legitimate, the chances are that how it will manage that is to get a ruling from on high from Beijing saying that this is the appropriate course and it's worth bearing in mind that Beijing has always since Hong Kong's return to China. Has Always had the authority to intervene in Hong Kong's has the understanding would be that this would happen only rarely. But in the last few weeks, we've seen it happening time and time again, I think this is going to be the practice for the future. But what about the the the candidates who were banned from running here is, is there a risk that that Beijing will start to essentially stack the LegCo with with loyalists there in this interim year? This certainly is a risk Jason the bear in mind that all the moves around legend. have been made in order to ensure that the pro democratic camp does not secure a majority in the legislature. Now early last week, the authorities did this by disqualifying a dozen also candidates caming that even for criticizing the National Security Law that gave the government grounds for not allowing them to run. Now, a few dozen candidates actually sit in the current Legislative Council. So one big question that the authorities have to find an answer to is whether those four legislators continue to sit in a council session is is now being extended by a year. The chances are that the government will find means to disqualify. Those four and Beijing's moves go further than that. Recently, they're speaking of arresting pro-democracy activists outside of the territory, which is also unusual. That's right has happened in the past week on July the twenty ninth four students were detained for supposedly inciting secession. This seems to have had something to do with facebook page and shortly after became clear that the police had put on a wanted list, a number of activists who are currently in exile. So, there is an example for instance of how China intends for this new national security in order have jurisdiction beyond the borders of the country itself. These people were in the United States, the UK and elsewhere. One of them was not even a Hong Kong citizen better taken up US citizenship and so as as Beijing's hands gets heavier in Hong Kong Antoine Indeed all over the world. How are people coping normal life goes on so far as both the virus and the new political restrictions allow what is certainly happened is that the street protests that so colored and royal the territory last year are now very much a thing of the past. So the act the concerned the worry that. Has. Taken hold in the territory is one that is not always voiced publicly but in private conversations and the concerns really are about Hong Kong's long-term future. One of the possibility is certainly that many people discussing is immigration and a number of countries have. Roots towards long term permanent residency or even citizenship. Those countries include the United Kingdom Australia Canada, the United States. But many people are not in a position to leave immediately. But what happens now with all of the momentum that was behind the protesters but this whole movement now that protests themselves have died down to the protesters are moving abroad. What happens now it looks like well, over half of Hong Kong's population is in favor of democratic change but the possibilities for that through politics and through the ballot box have been very sharply restricted in in recent weeks. So there's a conversation emerging. About what form opposition should take? So people are starting to draw parallels with the Eastern European bloc during the Soviet era too many people here the national security nor is starting to look like the Ray quick building of the Berlin Wall in the early nineteen sixties and people are drawing comparisons with opposition in the decades following that in eastern Europe and that opposition took perform of underground dissident, it took the form of dissident writers and The church played a big role in eastern. Europe. Some hope that it may do here in Hong Kong one positive sign has been taken from last year's protests is an extraordinary. Creativity in in the form of protest art in the form of. Video making. So the hope is that maybe these avenues might at least allow a civil society not only to to hang on by its fingertips but also to grow. Don Thank you very much for your time fact Jason. For. Inciteful pair of interviews about Hong Kong's politics. Look for our sister show the economy asks my colleague and mckelway spoke to activist Nathan Law and to Regina Yip a Pro Beijing member of Hong. Kong's cabinet who said it's the activists themselves who bear responsibility for the mainland's latest moves. It's their choice they had. A goal on the provost part to self-destruction you. Choice. To want to commodes a separatism. From China I. Feel sorry for that. All the problems that they face now are of their own way. No. In fact, they are true young they are too young to commit judgments on these fundamental issues. Why should they be involved in promoting separation from China? Why should be that look for the Economist asks wherever you find your podcasts. Today more than ever. 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There is a scene that played out almost every day for weeks for months outside of the Ethiopian embassy here in Beirut he would see cars pull up and drop off their passengers if the OB and women who were carrying their possessions and suitcases are in bags. Great girls from is our Middle East correspondent based in Lebanon these weren't women catching plane or catching a train. They had nowhere to go actually word maids, domestic workers whose employers. Could no longer afford to pay them because of the economic crisis here in Lebanon also couldn't send them home because the airport was largely closed because of covid one, thousand, nine, hundred, and so they dump them off outside the embassy they simply left them there to be someone else's problem. You would meet women who said they'd been sitting there on the curb for days on end using their bags as pillows simply left the fend for themselves. And isn't that kind of a general comment on how Lebanon treats migrant domestic workers? It is even before cove in nineteen. Before the economic crisis, there was widespread racism and harsh treatment of migrant workers here there are a number of cases where Lebanese have advertised their maids on facebook as if they were property, there was a post back in April that offered a Nigerian made who was described as being very active and very clean and she. was being sold for one and a half million Lebanese pounds, which is worth about a thousand dollars at the official exchange rates. There was also a clip that was circulated widely here in Lebanon in June it was from a television channel in Ghana that covered the return of two hundred or so Ghanaian citizens from Lebanon most of them. One, hundred, eighty of them were women working as domestic workers here, and they described horrendous conditions and treatments. Fit. After that sexual harassment. They bit s like animals. I have videos of this. I went through in that country and they also warned other people not to follow them to Lebanon not to come here to work. No. Doubt Music and go back to Lebanon is not a country that we should be. How does this situation come about? Where for instance, an people find themselves trapped with arguably abusive employers often starts with unscrupulous recruiters are agents migrants who come here to other countries in the middle. East. Are often promised good salaries, respectful working conditions and they arrive and find out that it's anything. But but then they find themselves trapped for two reasons. One is they often have to take out loans to pay fees to these recruiters and the loans can run thousand dollars two. Thousand dollars which when you're making only a few hundred dollars a month and you're trying to send much of that to your families back home it can take many months if not years to pay off those loans. So they find themselves trapped by debt. They also find themselves trapped by something called the Catholic system, which again exists here in Lebanon and many other countries in the Middle East whereby migrant workers are bound to their field or their sponsor, and so they can't simply. Changed jobs because their residency in their work permit is connected to their sponsor, and if they leave that job, they have to leave the country. So you meet migrants who say despite the awful conditions they're making more money here than they would make back home, and so they're willing to they're forced to continue to put up with US conditions because they're blocked from finding another job, and so all of this is a function of how the Lebanese feel about migrants or is this. Strictly a racial thing. It's hard to separate the two because almost all of the migrants here are either from east and South Asia or from Africa. So it's often connected to race as well as their status being migrant workers but the racism here it cuts across socio-economic lines I spoke with a black diplomat too says been pursued through upscale shopping malls Lebanon by security guards thought she was a housekeeper and they wanted to know why she was shopping without her madame without her employer. So Racist, certainly a problem here and in other countries around the Middle East and not only when it comes to migrants states across the Arab world have black minorities. You have Egypt for example, the Nubians who have been there for thousands of years you have in the Levant and the Gulf states black communities that are often the descendants of slaves taken by Islamic empires or the descendents of African Muslims who made pilgrimages to places like Saudi Arabia and decided to stay again, those communities face various kinds of commission as well. Would you mean by that? Will you hear some of it? Simply in the language that people use darker skinned people referred to with terms like opt, which means slave Anwar Sadat was president of Egypt darker skin than his predecessor was sometimes referred to as his predecessors black poodle you turn on the television in the Middle East and black face is fairly common sight on Arabic language television and no doubt that kind of racism manifests in in everyday life in lots of ways, it does you see it in areas of life. March choice of partner you have families that will see skin color as a marker for Associate Comic Status Lighter skinned people seen as being wealthier and more educated. You see it in the workplace as well in Iraq, for example, where there's a black community that has been there for at least a thousand years they to this day struggle to obtain government jobs and they're often relegated to doing menial work and living on the outskirts of society. You see it as well in the Gulf states where there's almost a racial hierarchy to employment. If you walk into a Nice Hotel and the Gulf you might see black migrants from Africa working as security guards or as porters. You will see them far less often in jobs that require interaction with customers. Waiters hairdressers, things like that those jobs which are better paid than less taxing often go to lighter skinned workers from Asia or from Arab countries I mean racism has been very much on the agenda over the past few months because of the the killing of George Floyd protests that erupted across the world did that wave of protests hit the Arab world as well? The protests themselves. Didn't reach the Arab world. This is a region fortunately protest often a criminal offence of we didn't see much in the way in street demonstrations either in solidarity or around the region's own issues with racism but it has certainly escalated the conversation that's taking place both online and offline. There was a video that circulated quite widely earlier this summer was shot by a Palestinian actress condit's. Who recounted some of the just casual bigotry that she's heard and day-today Life Semis Ben Aston Headache. Mariam. People often argue that it's harmless. It's just words. And allow. Them. One of the points that she was trying to make in this video is that it does hurt people and that it does have an influence not only on the targets of it but on societies broader attitude towards Black Arabs, and do you think having these kinds of discussions on social media and the like will make much of a difference? Is it enough having a conversation about these? Things is certainly better than nothing. But one thing that we've seen certainly in America through years and years and years of protests against racism and police brutality is that just having a conversation doesn't actually bring political change or social change. That's something that takes a long time and it also takes concerted effort in politics and education, and unfortunately one of the problems in countries across this region. Is that there are few avenues to do that, and so it's good to have a conversation about these things but. The ways that you actually go about making concrete change. Unfortunately, those ways are often blocked in the middle. East. Thanks very much for joining US greg.
A new hotline helps gamers with harassment and bullying
"Games have become a huge release for lots of people. Especially, the many who are entering their six month of some sort of corona virus lockdown in June sales. Video Games were up twenty six percent from a year ago. But online harassment has been a problem in gaming for years and in June dozens of women accused streamers, people who broadcast their gaming on twitter youtube of sexual harassment, abuse or assault. Now time video game activist is launching a hotline for people who play Games, or work in the games industry to get support, Anita? Sarkisian is executive, Director of the nonprofit media site feminist frequency I. think that's streaming is a new medium and that while it's the same old abuses of power, it might look a little bit different or it might play out a little bit differently. If this isn't a workplace issue, you don't have an hr to go to if you even trust your hr right like a lot of people don't rightfully. So and so what does it mean for a community to rally and to reckon with abuses that are happening how? How do we hold people accountable in a space that doesn't really have mechanisms for it, and I think those are some of the questions that were starting to ask and understand like is it that we just kicked people out of our communities? When enough? When when someone, who's brave enough to come forward tells her story of abuse. How do we put survivors victims I when we're talking about like, what does it mean to create safe communities and spaces? Is there also an aspect of that? That says, Hey, company, you need to be responsible for some of this as well and bringing them. You know what should have already been irrefutable data but view. Yes. This is this is that tension of we know that you've known that this has been going on, where have you been So we need to move out of this sort of reactionary space and into really reckoning with from the ground up, how are we building our workplaces in our communities to deal with the fact that these abuses can happen and to really center victims in that? Right. How do we deal with it so that we can try and minimize these issues from happening at all. Let's talk for a minute about the other side of the equation, talk to me about the unique issues that come up for people who make video games 'cause. I. Think maybe not everyone is familiar with how tough that industry can be in the games industry. We have really cute little word to describe overworking. And it's called crunch, and this is something that I think we see in tech in general. But specifically in Games, I don't think there's a separation between the issues around crunch and burn out and what we're talking about in regards to abuse because they come from the same root of not really trusting or caring for the humanity of your workers. We see that so much Especially, the really big game studios. Do you see you've been at this for a long time and I admire your strength because? Man Do you get beat up on the Internet? And probably in real life too. and I wonder do you see improvement? Do think things are getting any better? You think they'd have a canned response to its. At this point because I get asked a lot and the answer is complicated and I think that anyone who answers that in a way that isn't complicated isn't seeing the full picture. Right. There is something to just acknowledge here when you've been in these spaces, right at any activists that's been doing work for a long time is tired and it's a lot harder to give to be hopeful and to be optimistic and to see the bright side of things. So I just want to preface acknowledge that like we we all kind of need a rest it to be honest. and. It affects how we talk about and look at change. So. All of that is to say in some ways. Yes, and in some ways, no feminist frequency has been collecting data for the last five years and the the major game studios that announce games every year at e three, which is our biggest biggest gaming events. Now, that didn't happen this year, but they're still these announcements and what we found when we collected the data of the gender identity of the playable characters games is that over the last five years. We have seen almost no change. The lowest point was three percent and the highest point was nine percent and female characters as protagonists like that's five years of time that there's not much change there. Now, there's other change in the data, right? That shows that games that have a gender binary option that have character choice where it's an array of characters you can choose from that's increasing, but we're not seeing a statistical increase in the amount of female characters were seeing as protagonist. Another data point is that yeah, we're not seeing quite as. As much agree just sexism. It doesn't mean it doesn't still exist and it doesn't mean there's still a lot of work that needs to be done but I think we are seeing some shifts in the industry, and that brings us to what's next. Right. We need to be talking about the stories that are being told, the ways that mechanics are being designed, who's getting hired, who gets to tell those stories. There's still a lot a lot of work that needs needs to be done as we're moving towards creating a more inclusive games industry. Anita Sarkisian is the Executive Director of the nonprofit media site feminist frequency. The Games, and online harassment hotline is launching today. We'll have a link to it at marketplace tech dot. Org.
"Hey, there a warning before I. Start Today Show. We're GONNA. Be Talking about some pretty heavy topics. Today will be talking about mental health anxiety depression. And surviving suicide. Parental discretion is advised. In twenty, nine, thousand, nine, nearly eight, hundred, thousand people died of suicide. means, every forty seconds someone was taking their own life. And, suicide is a global phenomenon in certainly their populations, certain people, certain experiences that place. You at greater risk of suicide. But for every person who dies from suicide, it's estimated that there's another twenty. Who attempted suicide? That means for every one person who dies of suicide. There are twenty people who survive it. But death by suicide and suicide attempts are preventable. Now, that is not to say that you. You alone can prevent someone. From taking their own life or from even trying. But. It does mean that we've got to start having these conversations more openly. We've got to remove the stigma. GotTa be able to know the sign so that there's something we can do so that we can intervene. So today because of the pandemic, because of racial tensions because of the world that we live in today, suicide rates are higher than ever. Now, I've heard reports that suicides are up nearly two hundred percent so far in twenty twenty and I did my best to substantiate those statistics. Night can't tell you. I can substantiate the number of suicides is that much higher wouldn't surprise me. I just can't substantiate it when I can tell you is that Google searches Calls to suicide prevention lines and visits to online support groups are up more than two hundred percent since the lockdown began. You should also know that suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the US. In fact, I WANNA lead with some really powerful statistics so that you'll begin to think about this, not just in terms of you or your family members. But your neighbors, your parents, your grandparents, your nieces, or nephews every day. The CDC estimates about one, hundred, twenty, three people die from suicide, and that was in twenty nineteen. It's also estimated that only half of Americans who are experiencing some form of depression or anxiety ever seek treatment. But did you know that between eighty to ninety percent of people who do seek treatment for depression or anxiety find success by using therapist and or a medical intervention? Did you hear that like eighty to ninety percent feel better? An estimated quarter? Million People? Every year are survivors of suicide attempt. In previous years, suicide was the second leading cause of death in the world for people ages fifteen to twenty, four today, it's the number one leading cause of death. And although more females than males attempt suicide. represent. Seventy, nine percent. Of, all suicides in the United, states? Firearms being their most commonly used method and for females. The most commonly used method is overdose poison if you will. Now, let's talk about who is at greatest risk I. It is our LGBTQ plus community. There are three times, more likely special kids, three times more likely than straight kid to attempt suicide Oh nps if you have a sneaking suspicion that your kid might. Be Gay. Bi. Trans. Trust me just accept them and love them if you don't. They feel that. They know that don't assume your Keta straight is what I'm trying to say kids who worry about what their parents and society might think are three times more likely. To commit suicide forty-one percent of trans, adults that they've attempted suicide and the same study found that almost sixty one percent of trans people who were also victims of some form of assault sixty. One percent of those people have attempted suicide because get this lesbian gay and bisexual young adults who come from families where either the belief the notion, the sentiment was that they would be rejected because of their sexuality. Those kids are eight times more likely to commit suicide. Then, children who come from families where they feel very accepted. Each time and lgbtq person is of victim of any type of harassment or abuse that increases their risk of self harm by almost three hundred percent. Those are some of the most at risk populations, the elderly, also a very high risk population. What do I have delivered for I? Don't WANNA be a burden to my children. There's nothing for me to look forward to. Black talk about risk factors regardless of population demographic. The WanNa be on the lookout for these risk factors. Place people at a much higher likelihood of attempting suicide, any previous known or unknown or diagnosed mental disorder. Especially mood disorders, schizophrenia bipolar ast, which is autism spectrum disorder autism, any anxiety disorder, and certain personality disorders. Those who regularly use substances, like you know, drugs, alcohol painkillers, people who tend to be more impulsive or aggressive anyone with a history of trauma, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, physical abuse people who are experiencing a major physical disability setback, chronic illness, those with a family history of suicide, those who have a close friend or relative committed suicide anyone who's in recent job or financial distress. Those, who recently lost a relationship at greater risk for suicide is anyone who's being isolated or who lacks their peers social support?
Ashley Judd's Sexual Harassment Claim Against Harvey Weinstein Revived by Appeals Court - Billboard
"Judd cannot pursue a sexual harassment claim against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and appeals court yesterday, reversing the lower court's decision, which had thrown out the claim because Judd was not Weinsteins employee at the time of the meeting, which happened in April of 2018. Judge sued Weinstein, claiming he had lured her to his hotel room and the actress suit for defamation and retaliation, saying that after she refused his advances, Weinstein blacklisted her in the film industry.
Court says Judd can sue Weinstein for sexual harassment
"Ashley Judd can now pursue a sexual harassment claim against disgrace, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and Appeals court reversing a lower court decision, which had thrown out the claim because Judd was not Weinsteins employee at the time of the meeting back in April of 2018 Judd suit Weinstein claiming he had lured her to his hotel room. The actress sued for defamation and retaliation, saying that after she refused his advances, Weinstein blacklisted her in the film industry,
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"Welcome back to another episode of Zeroed IPO and we have to awesome guesses. Good Morning Lisa Good Morning. And how are you today? The morning? Good Morning. Doing great can't complain. We're going to have a very lively conversation about a wide range of things that I think will be applicable to our audience. Let me, introduce our first guest today and Morocco who is a pioneering tech investor at floodgate, and among many accomplishments, has a PhD in math modeling from Stanford where she also teaches entrepreneurship, and I think it's going to have a lot of insight to share with all of us today about what it means to start and run a company particularly in difficult times. I. Certainly Hope so I've started adventure in two thousand one, and then again in two thousand eight, so I do have some memory and recollection of hard times. Our other guests is Lisa Globe term. Who is the founder and CEO of technical and we're GONNA. Learn a lot more about equitable today, but Lisa has a fascinating and varied career. Leading up to the founding of technical, you were the chief digital officer for the Department of Education. You've worked at a bunch of big companies. You've worked at government, which is the biggest company of them all? You were the chief digital officer at bt. Networks You're also one of the senior management team for the launch of Hulu so when you started this company. You had a lot of experience navigating corporate environments, and so, why don't we just dive in and talk about how that experience informed the founding of equitable and why you did what you did? I've been fortunate enough over the course of my career to work on some pretty transformative technologies, so whether it was shockwave, which was the first time the web. whether it was helping with the launch of Hulu. It's been a hell of a journey in terms of making change, but it was really at the White House where I came to understand that we really could harness technology to solve what had been previously thought of as intractable problems right? I want to focus on making improvements right here on our home planet to solve the issues for the under served the underrepresented in the underestimate it, so that was kind of how it all came to be well. Let's get into the details of it. Tell us what testable is. How did it fit this this desire on your part, yeah? Equitable is really about using technology to make workplaces more equitable, and our mission is to create work culture that works for everyone and in order to do that. We've created this platform that that is independent third party and help people address issues of bias discrimination harassment in the workplace. But more generally kind of helps folks with in a personal conflict workplace misconduct, those kinds of things, so we do two things one is we provide a sounding board for employees where they can when they're feeling uncomfortable in the workplace and they can come and explore their options. Get Advice, and basically figure out what their next steps are in how to move forward, and then on the flip side. People are using the platform. We actually gather data that we anonymous and we aggregate, and we use that to identify systemic issues within organizations culture. We create a report for the management team with actionable recommendations so for us again. It's really important. Important that we work on both sides equation where we are empowering and supporting employees, but we are also helping companies identify issues and address them before they even escalates were trying to create this virtuous cycle again getting to the systemic issues. A lot of what you have done with tech quibble is create something that was needed, but that maybe people didn't know they needed, and certainly now they may not even know that the solution is out there for them. which I think will resonate for a lot of our audience members who are creating something to solve a problem that most people as you said at the beginning is intractable or people think that. If it was easy to do. Somebody would have done it right. I think that's it so for me. The thing that's been again really gratifying is that. We're just kind of talking to folks. People like you're the first vendor I have ever spoken with. That is solving a problem that I have today. I know exactly what this problem is, but I didn't know like. Where have you been all? My Life I didn't know a solution like this existed once. I've talked to somebody for five minutes. It's like Oh my God I totally. Totally, get it like this makes perfect sense to me, but I gotta get that five minutes because they don't even know that assertion might exist. That's actually one of my big questions for you all, which is what are some of the factors that go into when you're creating a new market? And how do you? How do you get people to even be aware of that situation?
"harassment" Discussed on The Signal
"That recent report from Demon Rights Commission, respect at work. It doesn't mince words on this subject. It says that the problem is firstly it's entirely preventable, but also the aren't legal and regulatory system is simply no longer fit for purpose said they're really strong words and one of the changes. It recommends imposing. Ease a positive. Judy or I guess in Layman's terms an obligation. That employers not just across the board actually need to prevent sex discrimination sexual harassment migration. Can you walk us through that idea? And where it comes from I, can walk you through the idea. It's a really significant audience, and the fact that it's being flagged in this really significant importance being published by the Human Rights Commission is important. I would not that these has been an ongoing critique of our antidiscrimination find what and basically the critique about existing antidiscrimination. Liz, of which sexual harassment laws are a subset is that we have a complaint advice system that is reactive. and to boil that down, what that really means is puts the onus on individuals who've been the subject own this kind of conduct to bring a complaint board, and that's I, suppose particularly a problem, because presumably if they found themselves in this position, they're likely to be locking power in the workplace. Anyway, exactly because of what we know about those particular power dynamics, it really really adds an extra baugh complainants to jump them. Okay, and in terms of what would change for employers. It's twofold it's the obligations, and also how those are enforced with the complainant says look. You didn't provide a Sifi of at the moment. The employer can say well. We did X. Winds it. It's it's it's reactive. Oppose any judy shifts that honest so that it's proactive just to kind of make crystal clear what you're saying. It sounds like at the moment. Employers do have an obligation on some level to prevent harassment from taking place. How how would that be modified? What has been suggested in the respected were report is that the human rights. Commission begin functions of assessing compliance with the positive judy and for enforcement. This means potentially giving the commission power to undertake assessments of. Of the extent to which an organization has complied with the Judy an issue, compliance notices and enter into agreements in relation to undertakings and apply to to a court for an order requiring compliance with Judy. Okay, so it's about going in ahead of time and making sure the workplace is doing everything it can to prevent harassment right, and also strengthening those obligations considerably well beyond where they are now. How exactly you prevent bad behavior, though ease a little tricky. I mean what are the kind of practical steps like? If you're an employee and you sit down with Bush pipe tomorrow and go okay I want to take these seriously. How do I do it? What a piece on the which is paper? It's a really complex pace. There isn't just one one simple answer, but certainly diversity in the workplace so that it's not a completely homogeneous place is caught of that and valuing perspectives having policies in relation to complaints in sexual harassment. One thing that's often a real red flag is if an employer says all no, we don't have any sexual harassment in his workplace and suggests that actually the complaint mechanisms on sufficient will look different in different work places, but there are consistent themes, and it's about having policies. And procedures in place so that complaints can be made. It's about making clean that sexual harassment is unacceptable in the workplace. It's about making clear that what safety which encompasses our freedom from sexual harassment is an absolute priority from the employer's perspective. Would the kinds of changes being proposed. Make it easier for employees to sue their bosses to sue. Their employers where they felt that the bosses had failed to do enough to prevent harassment against them. Yes it would make it easier to to bring a complaint of that night shop, and I would emphasize that. That is not bad thing. One of the most significant concerns to come out of repatriating Faris reports is that the vast majority of people who are subject to sexual harassment do not make complaints and. That has consequences in terms of leading sexual harassment unchecked in the workplace. So. That's the guts of this idea. It's giving the Human Rights Commission, the power to check up on workplaces and strengthening the obligations of the employer to prevent harassment rather than just respond to it, and that's all fairly abstract, so we wanted to find out what difference it might make in real world scenarios. Would these changes that are being proposed make a difference in the instance where the employer themselves is the person who is the Harasser, yes, so depending on the business structure, if the employee a- and the alleged harasser a one in the same. Yes, this model does potentially improve the experience for the complainant because of the enforcement powers that it gives the commission. In terms of assessing compliance with within a positive. Judy I guess the other thing that springs to mind is the open secret scenario. I think most people. If you've had a couple of jobs, you've been in a scenario where these happens where everyone seems to know about a person's bad behavior, but there's no official complaint. Being made whether there's this positive judy that you describe what would happen there would it means that the employer would have more power. Power to to act in fact, possibly, even an obligation to do something about the problem, despite the fact that they hadn't noticed specific complaint that that had been take united. That's exactly what it would do. So I noted when we he stories that refer to particular harassers and reconduct, thing and open secret, and certainly doesn't reflect positively on those professions that are affected and certainly the ice doesn't reflect positively on the High Court illegal proficient more broadly. Yes you're absolutely correct. So in terms of having a open sacred, so having concerns about bringing an individual complaint, the idea, the concept of of the imposition of positive Judy Daza some of those concerns in that one gives it empowers employees. Because of that wasn't judy's to really push back and act, because it's quite clear that let's they legal responsibility, it gives them effectively the shield of the law. We must act because as we must act eight. Also the commission power will potentially I again. All of this is just a proposal to assess compliance.
"harassment" Discussed on The Signal
"Sexual, harassment allegations in Australia and they won't be the lost, but they have emerged from the place that is supposed to be the highest legal authority in the country. I'm. I'm Steven Smiley and today on the signal. Their workplaces where sexual harassment is especially likely to occur so there their way to prevent it from happening in the first place rather than just.
"harassment" Discussed on Good Code
"Forms of harassment. Trolling in cold offensive names being stalked being docked. So having your personal information revealed what what did you find was the most common and pervasive form of harassment in these communities so we found that sixty seven percent of respondents. Were recall defensive. Names fifty seven percent were targets of trolling sort of active attempts to interfere with someone's play and then let me talk about a severe harassment. We have some lower numbers but they're not significantly lower right fifty percent half of folks experienced some form of discrimination discrimination in an online game within that thirty eight percent of players were discriminated against because of their gender Thirty five because they were LGBTQ to thirty one because they are African American twenty four percent because they were lat next nineteen percent of both Muslim and Jewish players rolled that they were discriminated against. Because as of their identity which is interesting because how would the people that communicate with them know that means that they're going to some intimate details about their life communicate so I think one of the things that I hear here in qualitative research in this area is that women and people of Color when they speak on the Mike in Various areas game settings on the people who are playing with them make certain assumptions about their voice right and it may be that may be corrected may not be and the same is true of other identities as well but I think what we find is what I hear repeatedly from folks when I talked to them about this. Is that people decide. I JUST WANNA play this game like it's not worth it for me to speak in this space and so they are literally silencing themselves because because of Hate and discrimination in these spaces have been that they've heard of or that they've experienced themselves. I think it depends right right. I think there are. There are games which gained a reputation for us and Community and so people know going in the being who I I am. I may not want to speak on the Mike but also I think it's unfortunately a lot of folks from experience who start gaming at a young age and had this experience not infrequently frequently some of them would choose to continue playing by themselves and some of them would quit the game yes there specifically in the survey bay both. How did this affect that? The ways in which they play games. And how did it affect them sort of personally right and so we found that Thirty eight percent of respondents. Instead they managed who they play with they don't trust in the game system itself to match them up with somebody who makes them feel safe and so they play with their friends or only people that they've vetted somehow and I think the the next assisted is something that I think. The game industry really should pay attention to which is the nineteen percent of folks. Who responded said they? They quit playing certain games because of harassment. Something I've heard from internal advocates at game companies. Is that one of the key ways in which they have to sort of sell addressing harassment and hate in online games in their companies is by making the business case that this is a barrier to growth that that if you have people who are who feel like your games are toxic with the communities are not healthy. They don't feel safe and they quit playing the Games. That's going to keep your game him from becoming commercially successful Sherry. So you look at fifteen different games in your survey they're very different. So there's a first person shooters Games Strategy Games sports simulators. Basically you picked the most popular ones the way you pick them. Did you notice any difference since in behavior or depending on the Games content or do we see that it's very independent from the content per se. So I think this is where we get into so the limits of surveys raid. Were asking people tell us what games you blade. Tell us your experience. We're not actually in this forum looking deeply flee. Into what form does this take in an online game space how is harassment even between two different shooter games right out. What is how is harassment in fortnight different from harassment and overwatch let alone across different genres right? We don't that's why I really think there needs to be More research in this area area one of the other findings that I found and others found really troubling was. We looked at Extremism in this information in online games and we found that this is an area where there has been a lot of coverage about like extremists online games. And they're using it as a recruiting place. But the actual evidence of that I think is is hard to gather and I guess I haven't really seen any numbers attached to that phenomenon But we found that from our survey results twenty three three percent of people were exposed to white supremacist ideology. Online Games is another area. Where is this recruiting is? It's just the normalization of white supremacy embassy. We don't know from the survey right and they really we need more More and deeper research in this area to really understand right now there are certain certain social media platforms that share data with researchers like twitter and read it You're able to run some experiments or do some work on those platforms form because they share data with researchers and the public At present there really isn't any game. That does that for obvious reasons. I mean they're they're also a user privacy concerns with all of this stuff but there are and there have been and other platforms to show the way to share data without while addressing those concerns Levy. Leave the impression that I had him in you. Selecting very different types of games is that you wanted to show in a way that it's not content related yep absolutely. I think there's been a lot of research that has disproven the notion That shooting video games leads to real world shootings right and so this is another her. I think way to get that same supposition which is is not just The shooting games where people are being harassed or being hateful L. or discriminated against folks. It's Card Games IT Strategy Games. It's sports games shooters. It's all of the above and so you were just talking about extremists speech and you were talking about white supremacy but also you just mentioned this information that I found really interesting reports that you say that a lot of the gamers also so reported that they were exposed to information on Vaccines Yawning the Holocaust Holocaust denial on nine eleven so a lot of the traditional conspiracy theories. But it's. It's something that we're used to seeing on facebook or twitter or but we don't really necessarily think that this would have been in those online chat chat suspiciously when people are playing a game. What would be talking about vaccines? So did that. Surprise you at all. was that bigger than you expected. or I mean maybe there's a little bigger than we expected. But it didn't surprise me and I think if further illustrates the point that online games are social spaces. We expect these things to happen in social spaces like facebook and twitter by by these online games are just as a social spaces. I guess one of the things that that I point to is if you look at. I think it's facebook's books terms of service in two thousand six and you look at Ford night today there's sort of turned the service around harassment are almost identical and so in two thousand six outside of academia. I don't think people were thinking. Oh in ten years you know. FACEBOOK is going to be a big part of the twenty six election. They weren't thinking in two thousand seventeen. Oh facebook is going to be implicated in genocide right. Let's say we have ten years right. How do how do we keep the same story from not repeating itself? How do we history from that happening happening again? Given that we know all these things about how digital social spaces worked a lot of the problems that are facing. Online Games are very similar to the ones that are facing social media That's very interesting. Let's wrap this with talking about what we can do. And how can the Industry the game companies alleviate this whole problem problem. How can the tackle this you make a bunch of recommendations in your report? What's for you? The main things that they shouldn't could do one is they should really invested best in and develop content moderation for voice Chad. And you're working on that right. You're helping them on that year. I mean we're we're discussions with a bunch of different folks who are working on that and trying to to help where we can like. I said social media has been working on this pretend plus years. This happened this week. Actually take talk which is not an older our social media platform. It's just a couple of years. Point updated their community guidelines to address Holocaust denial all sorts.
"harassment" Discussed on Office Ladies
"That's what she said. Yes wow that is really hard you really think you can go all day long. Well you always left me satisfied and smiling. So that's what she said. I look at John. Do you see how he puts his hand in front of his face when he was starting to laugh. Yes for sure. Yeah that I mean that. That is just Steve because he is a master he is such a master at like any kind of like big emotional moment. We've talked about how it's really hard to fake laugh laugh. Yeah it's harder than fake crying out for you. One of the best at the fake laugh. Sure so we skipped something that I definitely want to go back to okay. Hey what when. Michael Crashes Toby's presentation and he walks in with the blow up doll. Do you remember the days on days of those guys trying to figure out which blow up doll should be the blow up doll. Oh yeah this is so it was like should she have on an outfit it. Should you be wearing underwear. Should she be wearing a bikini. There had a variety of blow up dolls. This is a weird thing about working on a television show. Oh or in a movie or anything are the really just very matter of fact discussions about odd things. I remember seeing our props master master and Greg and I think it must have been. BJ and Ken Corpus but Lincoln. There was a group of people looking at different blow up dolls and having in a very matter-of-fact discussion about what is funniest. There was one that had more Open mouth I remember that one that was that we nixed that one. It was so off putting. Yeah but the other thing too is we'd walk on set and backstage we would have props and things and I remember walking past like five live blowup dolls every morning for like a week. It was like what is our life and then Michael has a lot of comedy with that. Blow up doll. I love that part when we're jumping around here but when Pam's mom does finally come in and Michael Walks out of his office and like chuck sit out the door statement but also in the scene with John. It's hiding writing up on top of his credentials and Jim has this talking head with the beloved also. The dog got a lot of play in. This episode is very important that we pick the right one. The bit of a character that blood was going to be featured in those conversations were warranted. Okay something else. I want to mention unrelated to the blow up doll when Michael takes over the sexual harassment. Seminar there is a great deleted scene where Michael Goes on this runner. Did you see it. Says it's about him and Pam and I remember shooting the scene and I couldn't get through in the bathtub thing. No not the balcony thing. This was a different runner where Michael says all right take for example Pam dating and I say that would never happen. He Goes No. It's happening Pam dating and I'm like I'm engaged like Roy died and like even still and he's like then I would kill. So you know Roy and Pam are both dead look at what sexual harassment seminar got US funny actually did see that in a montage. That is is hilarious. Yes and then just Michael just like really pushing this lake hypothetical situation where he pam dating and that comes up every once in a while every once in a while. There's a little thing where Pam has to deal with Michael's hypothetical but there's a world where dating. There was clearly a time he had a crush crush on you. I guess just gave up and what about in that same scene. Phyllis Line where she asks. You have to disclose one night stands they talk about you have to report a relationship to HR and she goes All relationships even a one night stand. Yes what is she talking about a a previous one night stand or future one. I don't know but but Don Johns look to camera as Jim when she says that is so gold. Those good acid suggest look to camera. Let's talk about my favorite. Toby seen what's that at the end of Toby Seminar. He says if you have any questions you can come speak to me. And white goes to him mm-hmm and they have that big long conversation. Yes where Dwight is basically asking about female anatomy and sex. It starts around twelve minutes. I have it on a card. A A lot of people asked about that scene was it scripted. Was that improvised. So when Dwight asks whereas the clitoris that is where the scene was supposed to end so everything after that those were all rains improvisations and they shot. That scene for about two hours showed up for so long and also a policy toby improvising as well yes and I thought he had such a great line when he was like well. You know when you're both more comfortable you know. He has this great line and I wrote who. Who is Dwight asking the advice for right? Is this the beginning of Dwight and Angela. I wondered the same thing and people pointed this south. Dwight seems very comfortable around women in hot girl. He doesn't seem to have any of these hang-ups necessarily and then now suddenly in this episode. He's revealing maybe the truth. which is that? He doesn't know so many things about women. Well I also think that he might actually have a woman common. Finally who might be interested in doing those things with him perhaps and he's realized he doesn't have the skill set for it I think that's what it is. Oh Angela this is the first episode where we finally see the real outside of the under Mifflin that we will come to know and love. Oh when Michael goes down to get jokes yes when he goes down to meet the warehouse guys we'll you see it the BC the parking lot. Yeah when Ryan Takes Todd Packer down but then you really early see him come down through the lobby and outside and around the corner and he's talking to all the warehouse guys. I thought that was so cool. I did too. I thought it was great. So the point of that scene because I was texting with BJ about this. The point of that scene was that Michael would go down to ask for jokes and then the guys is in the warehouse would actually start sexually harassing Michael Bray. So that's the point. They start commenting on his appearance and his pants says lack of pack and all that sort of stuff and yet somehow this does not land on Michael he learns nothing from being the recipient of harassment. It just he's just frustrated did they didn't give them a good joke. But then later all those same warehouse guys are called up to the conference room and they have to watch a sexual or harassment training video. But did you notice. It's all those guys and Kevin Yes. Well here's what I think. I think Kevin is kind of like that teenage kid. Who If he if there's any chance he might see someone in Abroa- oh maybe side boob? He's he's in that he's is in that he's the one that does the milk joke about your mom like he's kind of like I feel like the kid who is like excited to maybe see anything. Go Oh down. Well I think that sexual harassment video is amazing. We shot that. That's not a real sexual harassment. Video Jol wrote in and asked did the actors actors in the sexual harassment video. No they were auditioning for a Sitcom or did they think it was just an educational video. That's an awesome question. They knew that they were going to appear on the office but they were told to pretend like they were making a real educational videos. They did a phenomenal job. Those guess actors were amazing. They were amazing and we shot that in in the actual writers offices are. I found it hilarious. That when Michaels in the scene with Jan and the corporate lawyer I feel like this is the first time Michael realizes that he's upper management and he's so proud so proud so proud himself because he's hired James P. Albani. The guy from the bus stop stopped his lawyer. I love. That's actually. That's a really great scene to watch if you WANNA like nerd out on the camera work and the the way that the camera helps tell the story on the office because that whole entrance of Michael's lawyer the way Michael's lawyer looks directly at camera and gives a little plug for. His business is pretty great but the camera working not seen as really incredible also also in that scene. Toby where he sitting. He's not been invited to sit sort of in the in the circle. Yeah he's off against the wall. It's a great scene to watch. Just watch toby until we have all seen already delicious and toby has a great snarky moment in that scene. Because you know John's like like Michael or are you going to have to watch the video again. And he's like I watched the video until he goes. He talked through most of it. Yes toby toby throwing him under the bus. So now we finally have to talk about the scene where Michael stands up to todd packer Otherwise known as the Boehner seen the Boehner in Todd Packer is making this joke. Doc about someone attending a NYMPHOMANIAC convention. Yeah and all the GALS are like perfect. Ten's except for this one gal and he points to fill us and then Kevin says like Phyllis and then my villa looks really sad. Oh so sad so hurt so hurt and it's awkward first of all. Do we need a joke about a NYMPHOMANIAC convention. Todd Packer thank you very much. and Michael Sees that Phyllis is hurt and he says that that was inappropriate. He's he's he's says something but then todd packer challenges him. And he's like I mean Kevin Kevin you should not say those things about Phyllis and then he goes on this whole speech about how Phyllis is great and how he loves Phyllis. She's like a grandmother to them and she says I mean Michael Were the same age we went to high school together and they love that and that fact comes back to haunt Michael all the time. She is constantly reminding him in the series that they went to high school together. It's a really sweet sweet scene and he hugs Phyllis and then he says the only thing he's afraid of is getting a boner a boehner and then Phyllis 's face her reaction is what made got it for me. It made that whole scene. It really did. It really did and I think that there was this way where I don't know do you think Michael's redeemed in that moment a little bit because he stands up for his group a little bit he does. I think it's it's definitely the first time he has stood up to todd packer and you can tell because when you see todd packer's face he was like. Oh Oh man. They really got to you and Michael's like no. I got to them like whatever that means but I think it's the first time he stood up to him and even though it's a very small way I I think it's that moment once again where this is our writers trying to give Michael a little bit of a growth moment. What Angela you just referred to the Boehner seen as the scene where the writers give Michael a little bit of growth moment no? That's that's perfect okay. Now let's talk about the scene with Pam's mom. We set a little bit about this earlier. Angela you expressed your disgust that this is her first visit. Okay I just awesome saying like where have you been mom. That's all I wake. I get it I get it but there is more to say here. Yeah so first. Of all PAM's mom was played by Shannon Cochran and a lot of people wrote in and said what the heck is up with. Pam's mom why is she played by one person in this episode and then another person later on the show I will tell you we wanted channon Cochran to come back. We cast her as PAM's mom. We intended for her to always play. Pam's mom but then we didn't need Pam's mom for really long time Shannon. Got A theater contract. She was a touring theatre actress with rain..
"harassment" Discussed on Office Ladies
"One of my favorite scenes in this episode Angela. Yes is when I have to. They both involve involved. Toby Oh yeah okay. The first is when toby reveals he has to do a review of the sexual harassment policy. One thing I noticed was I. I felt like toby was super excited. That he was going to get to run thing for a change and that Michael had no choice. I don't I just watched the scene a couple couple times and I felt like I could see this little like happy. Glint in Paul's I as he was explaining to Michael that he was going to do this period but I also noticed the toby's presentation happens in the bullpen. Yes it does not happen in the conference room. If I remember correctly it is because we've decided that Michael would allow him to have his presentation but not in the conference room not real space or no circumstances. Maybe I just made that up in my own head. Maybe it's true the other thing that was interesting to me that we'd never seen before his. Toby does a talking head in front of the vending machine in the break room. Oh Oh and that is not where are talking heads ever are. They're always in the conference room. Toby is clearly ever since he got thrown out of the conference has not been invited back into the conference room. I watched the deleted deleted scenes for this and there is a runner of Michael talking heads where he's just talking about how much he hates toby in different ways. My Gosh. It's so good. I have to say for anybody out there who is wishing there was more office or wishing you could watch more of the office you actually can. It is is the deleted scenes. I have been enjoying them so much. So really look for them because just these runner of talking heads for Michael were wonderful. Yeah I saw awesome. That were pretty amazing and I wonder out there. If they're the websites are available. Oh Yeah you guys won an Emmy Award for we wanted. I remember that for the accountants. Yeah Yeah I really want some more pop tart. I have it sitting next to me but I'm afraid it's going to be really loud. We can take a pop tart break if you need to Angelo. You want us to take a break so so you can have some pop tart. Is this how you talk to your kids Jamie. You WanNa have some pop tart. Guess what Hap- HAP- All right guys we're GONNA take breaks. Angela can have moral her pop tart. Tell me can. Can you hear me eating this pop tart one second. Yeah it's gross gross pop chart. It's No one wants to listen to someone. Chew and swallow. Hello that is maybe something she said..
"harassment" Discussed on Office Ladies
"I got mine in Navy. I love it I love it. I love that. And we're back talking about these sexual harassment episode. Here we go here. We go buckle in everyone as they say in re watching this assode Angela. I was very uncomfortable. Yeah I was more squirmy during this than diversity day. Yeah well yeah I mean. I don't know they're both equally squirmy for me but then squirmy during hot girl. I think that I had forgotten. How really cringe e and uncomfortable? The show can get some. Oh we pushed it. We pushed it to the line and then went over the line. How did this show get on the air? I mean I know this particular episode got on with a warning but in general what was going on you know I mean you know. I grew up overseas and I grew up with a lot of British British television and they definitely pushed the line and I think the show was in the spirit of the BBC version. And I don't know I oh I think like some of the cringing moments that you end up laughing. I don't know I I love it. I know that Kevin Reilly who was NBC. At the time was a huge champion for show. I really read it him with us. Sticking around he believed in US and there were a lot of people there who didn't get it and who didn't think at this was a good idea. No it's true. He fought for us. And when we finally won an Emmy for Best Comedy Ensemble. We all went backstage for photos. ddos in the guys the cast picked up Kevin Reilly up in the air. And that's the photo that was in the La Times because we all knew it. He put his his neck on the line for us. And I'll always be grateful to Kevin for that. The episode begins with Michael Walking Up to Jim's desk to see if he has received his hilarious areas e mail forward. Michael has a talking head where he declares himself the King of forwards and he says that's how I'd like to do business. Yeah I have a funny story about a behind behind the scenes moment that happened on set while we were filming a big group seen in the bullpen talking about these e mail forwards. And there you were there was if they are everyone was there. Kelly was there still with an up to win the episode. Were Kelly becomes mindy exactly. That's that's what we need to look for. No so this says an episode that John Krasinski and I will never forget because he about fill out of his chair at nine minutes. Sixteen seconds you know. We're talking about the email forwards and Michael's really upset upset that they want him to stop doing this. And I say I hate them. You send me these filthy emails and you say for them to ten people are. You'll have bad luck right. Yes my line so we had been working on the scene for a while and then we went to lunch and we came back. That's always so hard to pick up a scene. Yes luncheon between. Yes yes and I think it was like around three o'clock in the afternoon. Everyone's real off at that time. Everyone's a little tired. People are a little bit more punchy. Yeah and we're in a big group seen gene. So here's the thing you should know about me. I was born in Louisiana. My family's from Texas and Louisiana. I have a really really hard time saying avowal in front of an L. L. and two times in my career on the office. They almost dropped a line because I could not say it one time they actually did. I'll save that story for later. Between Andy Bernard and myself. I couldn't say the line I just kept sounding like such a hillbilly that they just dropped the line but this line I said I hate them. You send me these filthy emails in John About fell out of his charity went. The South has arrived and House. Like what what. I didn't even hear it. He was like Angela and like eight of you turned and looked at me and at the same time. You're like you said filthy filthy and I said how how do you say it. And you're like filthy and I had to like really concentrate filthy filthy. 'cause I automatically want to say filthy filthy but but somewhere there's footage of me saying you send me these filthy emails in. John lost it. You and John had a great relationship on the show. You guys were big brother kid sister And it was so sweet. I loved your banter. I loved just. I don't know you guys were really cute. You not one another. I know he felt like my big brother. Even though he's like younger than me but he did he felt like my big brother. It's and he loved it. When I slipped into southern drawl? All he'd be like he loved it so next up. Todd Packer comes in the office and boy. Does Dave Kenner owner room when he enters enters that room yes. Dave told me last night on the phone he said Type Packer just comes in and blows up your world and then leave consequences mic drop. Yeah and then later. And then he's out I have a little bit about Dave. Oh tell me okay so dave told me. He actually auditioned for Michael Scott. Yes he'd known Greg Daniels else. For years he had done a pilot for one of Greg's Writers on King of the Hill. So he knew Greg for a long time and they brought him in for Michael Scott and he said anche inch. I was obsessed with the BBC version. And all I had in my head was Rakija Vase. That's I couldn't do it. Any other way he was doing a little bit of an impersonation personalisation of Ricky yes. I think a lot of people did that. That came in but Steve had not seen it and I think that really helped him kind of make his own person. Yeah Yeah but he told me when they brought him in for Todd Packer. He was so excited. Because yes it was based on finci right in the BBC versa. Yes so in the BBC version David. Brent has a friend named named Chris finch and they call him FINCI and he is the todd packer of the British show. Basically it's just this one-sided best friendship and if you can believe Chris finch is worse than Todd Packer. British show. He you think it can't get worse than Todd Packer. If you're looking for that check out the British version Asia exactly. Dave said that he was so excited to come in for todd packer because they were just like Dave do whatever and he just was like. Oh I got this. I got this us here and Steven just on Anchorman. We talked about so he knew it was just going to be playtime. I asked Dave I was like what what is something you remember about that first day. Ask Todd Packer. And he said I remember the writing. I remember reading that script and thinking how fantastic it was an. I thought when you have of writing this good anything is possible. I can go anywhere because what I have is so solid and I said did you improvise any of that. He said honestly I. I can't remember because I remember thinking the writing was so good. He said if you see things that fills spontaneous he said the physicality of Todd Packer is very him is him. Yeah you know like all the stuff he does with Michael the physical stuff. That's just bringing life to todd packer. But he really just was just blown blown away by how good the writing was I remember when he came in. I was legitimately shocked and stunned. Why well our the show had been very quiet? Oh Right L.. Right he's just a burst of energy and he was so loud and so a lot of my reactions to him are real. They're like what what what why are we. Why are we shouting? What is because a lot? This oh wow. Because I'm seventy five. I'm Jenna Fisher being so load road. I asked Dave because Michael has a line where he says that todd packer is his. BFF best friend forever. I saw and I said good. Dave how does Michael like. How is he best friends with todd? Packer he said something. I thought was so sweet. Actually in just a insightful into Michael he said Oh Angela he said Michael is so innocent and naive almost childlike. He doesn't get a lot of what todd packer is. And how as such a good observation. He's like a little brother looking up to someone and maybe somewhere down the road. You'll see how how inappropriate. But he's just in this. Childlike enamored phase. Oh I love that Dave CAC news. Okay now it's time to talk about that famous gym talking talking head with the phrase what has two thumbs and hates. Todd Packer this I alright. That joke of like what has two thumbs and likes blank. Think and also the very famous line for this episode. That's what she said. Those are not original jokes. We did not make those up. BJ Novak did did not write them. Bj said those are things that he just heard in college as a college student and he kind of dusted them off and brought them back to this episode and then they took look off. I mean especially. That's what she said. I mean well that makes sense because todd packer is sort of like a bratty. FRAT guy. Yes and that's what she said had actually we been on. SNL Chevy Chase had a bit where he said it was in Wayne's world but the origin of that joke is a British joke but the phrase isn't that's what but she said what is it raises as the actress said to the Bishop. Just roll off the tongue. Yes but it dwindled in popularity it was kind of no longer in use until ricky surveys brought it back. He used to start saying he's to say as the actress said to the Bishop but it never quite was the same as that's what she said. Okay this is really off topic but you know I'm I'm going to have a she shed for myself making a Home Office so I do. It's all Utah I know. I know I'm like constantly online and on pinterest looking at little sheds that I can make into a Home Office and I've started the process but I posted a photo out of me with a shed and a fan wrote in. Please call your shed your. That's what she said. Oh you have to know someone start needlepointing pillow right now. I'll do it. I like to needlepoint. Will you needlepoint me on the outside. Yeah he should okay. That's what she said. Okay Oh one hundred percent. Here's another cultural reference from this episode. When Ryan takes todd packer down to the parking lot? Yeah to drive him somewhere because of his. Dui is he has wwl l.. Yes I have this chart of course. Todd Packer wants. Everyone says well Hong Ryan says Oh. Are you a a big Fan of William Hung. Do the millennials out there know who William Hung is. Do they get this joke. I wonder because this was a very like topical of at the the time kind of Joe. Yes so William. Hong was an old American idol reference. He was a contestant and he gave this horrible yet. Very committed. Rendition of Ricky Martin's she bangs yes season three and like the judges could barely hold it together. Bless his heart. It was so pure her so honest he was like an engineering student. Yeah his secret passionate life is saying well this this was before social media and yet this went quote unquote viral this video of him auditioning and he became a huge sensation he went on tour. Yeah I am version of like get Ted talk about my best but you can still find it because I watched it last night to William Hung. I had to look it up when I watched this episode. It brought up the memory. Marie of that also. Can we just mention that. Todd Packer drives a red convertible corvette. I mean buddy. Yeah I think it was supposed to be a Mustang and they couldn't and get one and so it got changed to a corvette. Well it's perfect. It is pretty perfect. Also in this episode we learn that Pam's mom is coming into the office and low Pam. Just this keeps sneaking looks at the door. I know it's so cute. Pam loves her. Mom this is going to seem like I'm being snarky Pam's mom hear me out okay. Well I'm already already feeling defensive okay. Pam loves her. Mom Pam's mom says Oh. Is this your area. I'm like what has she never been to the office in three years. Three three years you've been working at Denver Mifflin. Your Mom's never stopped by snake me sad. Okay I'm just saying a moment I'm like why is she so surprised to see Pam's desk y you were angry. Really good point mean. She lives in town. I have a bunch of time code things to Oh time CODA just Angela. Okay at five minutes. Fifteen seconds you guys. There is a fantastic shot of Michael's desk when he's talking to toby and I'll tell you what you see on his desk. You see and mini billiards table. you see like the silver ball clack thing yes. Whoever wants that on their job they don't know what is that for I? I've always was darnold. Some kind of thing I guess Janai. UC His Dundee. Oh yes there's a great shot if his Dundee and then what looks like is a green magic eight ball and in the scene at the top of the scene. Michael is holding a giant pencil in his hand. Oh Yeah I mean. The Guy Loves Spencer's gifts. He loves the Spencer. It's his favorite store. But can you imagine. Toby wants to have a serious conversation with him. And Michael Goal is holding an oversized pencil throughout the conversation. Yes so that I thought was just a great great screen. Grab if you WANNA see. All the things on Michael's holds desk. Okay and what's next. I have another Dave Kempner story. Oh great is this another one of the stories. You didn't record on your phone last night yes it is all right thank thank you very much. Let's hear it when Dave got the call that they wanted him to come in for todd. Packer guess where. He was where he was in Canada filming and snakes on a plane. No Oh my gosh maybe love. He was like yeah. I got the call. I was film snakes on a plane. Well I do know that they had not really manipulate the schedule. In order to make it work with him yeah because he was filming snakes on a plane. Yeah we got him for one day. We will all of the todd packer stuff in one day. Okay so he could then go back to Canada and be instincts on a plane..
"harassment" Discussed on Office Ladies
"Welcome everybody today. We're talking about the episode sexual harassment. And so it's a doozy and if you're listening with your kids we're going to try to keep it clean folks. Yeah maybe you WanNa prescreen this one. Yeah this subject matter alone I I know well. They had to walk a line when they were writing. And making this episode. And we're GONNA walk the line today talking about it Angeles. You're eating pop tart. Yes I am. It's the brown sugar Around Sugar I didn't know cinnamon brown sugar. It has some Brown icing on it. This is a cinnamon brown sugar. Pop tart am I right guys in the guests the cinnamon brown sugar pop tart. This has been a sticking point in my friendship with Angela for a long time. which is that she can eat things? Like pop tarts donuts. pancakes aches for fast. It's about time for me to tell you. I also had to muffins before the popular. It is all right guys. Today is sexual harassment. Season two episode to this was written by. BJ Novak and directed by Ken. You've probably heard those names before. I want to point out. In my first I fast fact that. BJ Novak wrote diversity. Day and Ken Corpus directed it so they already had a little bit of a great back and forth. Yes they are paired together again. I Guess Greg assigned BJ the script of sexual harassment. Because of the good job he had done on diversity day on touchy subject Yes sir. Ken was asked to direct it. I think it makes sense. Ken Qantas is such a gentleman BJ Is so smart. He's able to walk that lines so well. I think this was the perfect coupling. I due to rain this episode to life. Here's a quick summary For this episode. When an upper level manager is let go because of sexual harassment corporate requires everyone in the company to undergo sexual harassment? Training Michael's crude friend. Todd Packer comes into the office. It starts harassing everyone. kind of a twofer there. There you go in years Later we would have our own seminars that NBC would have a Sit-in we've talked about out this and they would use clips from this episode of what not to do at work and other episodes and other episodes were like. Oh it's us again. Oh Yeah we should. No one should be doing okay. Okay good and also after reading the script the network originally wanted to air sexual harassment as our season premiere to. It's probably good that we eased into that one. It is because this brings me to my second fast packed. which is that this episode originally aired with a warning? It did yes which is very unusual for network television. How I didn't know they aired within a warning before the episode that said this episode contains adult content and subject matter? Oh ooh yeah and you know why all right parents this is where you're going to want to start Maybe maybe you're on their mouths earmuffs on the kids it it all came down to the word boner yes with Phyllis Phyllis the scene with Phyllis at the end when Steve says something like now. I'm just afraid I'll get a boner the network wanted had to change it to. I'm afraid I'll get a swing and they. BJ World Yeah. I see let's go way. Let's get yeah and BJ fought to keep Boehner in the episode. The warning was their way of having a compromise. We we were surprised that clitoris made it in the episode. I mean there's a whole runner up doll Iranian. I write your Pam supposed to kiss a blow up doll. There's to me many red flags here a lot of stuff happening but they got they got stuck on Boehner they got stuck on Boehner away. There's too many that's what she says. In this yes. Oh Okay parades the drinking game this episode. While I don't condone that we've okay okay But even still even with the warning there was one network in in Kentucky that refused to air this episode. Oh really yeah. So we sorry Kentucky. We got pulled off the air. You can watch it on Netflix. Right now folks and Kentucky. That is so funny to me because the word boner so he could go back. There is so funny phyllis his reaction to the word boner yes. It wouldn't be the same way same. It wouldn't be the same for me. What made that moment? Funny was Phyllis her look to Michael when he said it was. Ho Larry Yes so okay. Moving on we can talk more about that scene later. I'm K- we can really. I have a lot to say about that scene. Oh Gosh more okay my third it fast fact is that we get todd packer or finally he. Todd Packer in the flesh comes into the office. Played by Dave Okay so I have known Dave Maybe sixteen years. I've known him a really long time. We met back at an problematic. He had taken second city in Chicago in and he knew Steve from second city and Nancy. Steve's wife Nancy I called Dave last night and I was like Dave. We're GONNA do sexual harassment. WHO's like Jeb? People will come in the booth. I was like we do. Dave can you come in tomorrow. And he's like non-working cake and then I said Oh Dave. Can I record our conversation. He's like yeah sure. Tell me when you're ready to go. Yes it's great so I I did the swipe up on my iphone. UK Your flashlight is sure you know underneath by your phone. Okay there's a Lo- record Jordan. Okay so I hit the record button like let's do this. I feeling like this isn't going where we're hoping. Okay Dave and I talked for half an hour. Yeah I have thirty minutes. Okay of me filming my screen. Yeah with no sound. Okay okay. It's a record button house supposed to know it doesn't record sound. I don't know where to to begin with this one hundred years old it well. It's just that that's sort of like when my mom wrote me my first email she she called me on the phone and said why. Haven't you responded to my email that I sent you and I said well I never got your email. What email address did you send it to? And and she said I sent it to you. I sent to Jenna and I said I don't I don't understand. And she said I opened the email box and it said to and I wrote Jenna. She just Antony to Jenna. That is very similar to what you've done here. The record button on your phone a little bit. Come on wait a minute I kinda anyway. Whatever whatever guys the long story short here is Dave? Thank you so much for talking to me last night for half an hour at I broke down everything we talked about. Because it didn't record you do have a gazillion note cards. I had to move seats because she has so many. Not So many note cards. I have lots of little fun tidbits from day. But I'll save those us. We go okay. That's great something I'd like to expand on is what you were saying about. Steve Carell starting at second city in Chicago. I think a lot of people don't realize the long journey that a lot of us took before we landed on office and in particular Steve Carell He was doing comedy in in Chicago on second city for a very very long time and then he and his wife Nancy. They moved to New York City because she had an audition for Saturday night. Live and she got got it. She did her in day. Were on Saturday night live together so they had known each other for a really long time in journey through quite a bit and Steve was really excited. He's actually the one who pitched Dave to Greg for todd. Packer he was really like you. GotTa cast Dave Character. They had just done anchorman together. Her and he just knew that they'd be off to the races. And it'd be so much fun and they're amick. An anchorman was amazing. Their chemistry there was amazing. But it makes sense because they had been schlepping through Chicago to New York to La together doing comedy for close to fifteen years. Oh Yeah they've known each other for so long and and you were in those circles. Angela I never got into that. I never did the comedy Improv. Sketch comedy thing. Yes I admit Dave years ago at Improv Olympic out here in in Los Angeles it was called I o West and he was part of a phenomenal Improv. Show called Beer Shark mice. These guys were amazing. They were like the best of the best I it would sell out. It would be standing room only the they were amazing. It was Mike Coleman Pat Finn. Neil Flynn and Pete Halmi Dave Dave CNOR and then also Paul Allen Court. They were just phenomenal. Wow what show it was. It was great. So listen. If you're an Improv nerd out there these guys are the best of the fast I was working in the light booth. I was in charge of calling their lights and I was really intimidated. Because the person in the booth makes it fade to black. When you feel that the this show has wrapped up? So what kind of on you to sign me in here. I am like you're like a person lowering the curtain at the end of the show and I'm just like a Newbie Newbie at the theater like I'm like really you're going to trust me. It was no one else and so I was calling lights and I really felt like the show wrapped up and it was about thirty minutes and black and they were like what and then afterwards Dave and everyone was like Ange. We had a whole another round onto go. You call the lights way too soon and I was like I am Swiss. I'm so sorry I felt so horrible. All right so it's the next week and Dave comes up to me in says anche let us go about forty five minutes tonight. I'm like okay Dave got it. Set my timer. You've got a timer Jenna of you thank you yes yes. I didn't want to get it wrong so anyway. I'm up in the booth at thirty nine minutes. I thought they had their out. Jonah Okay I did not pull light used no no and then they went to forty five minutes and then it was almost an hour I did I did. I was too nervous. I don't know I froze. They're probably just out. They're just flailing on stage. It was getting awkward. Dave expect stage and someone had left. I don't know a spare tire to like a truck or jeep. It was enormous so dave gets the giant tire and he rolls it across the stage into the audience. And he's like Vassar. Show you guys that it was like. Oh crap did you win. The tire went across the stage. Did you finally go to black. I did okay. So you'll get you got his signature on it. I got dave of the tire got it and I went backstage. We all started cracking up and they still talk about it. They still talk about the tire. Anyway I just love those guys so much and believe it or not. I did call lights for them a a few more times. They got their official person. But that is how I met. Dave Kushner didn't Greg Daniels go to a few of those shows. I mean maybe not Dave's in particular alert but I don't know Greg loved supporting like small Improv theaters and a lot of improvisers ended up on our show. So I know Rainn Wilson would make make fun of me but I'd be like Oh you know whoever actor showing up I did a Sunday. Show with him. He'd be like. Did you do Improv. It they may end up like Yes rain well rain and I were the two classically trained theater act. Oh don't we know. Oh don't we know it. I heard quite a bit about it all right before we're Things take a turn here. Maybe we.
"harassment" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Harassment from a well known sergeant named Jeffrey niece officer Ashley Allen describes one interaction she had after telling knees that the heat who after niece texted her that he thought about her while he entertained himself the president of the mesa police association and personal representative for sergeant needs during this investigation accused us of recruiting to the two additional female victims which was entirely false niece was demoted from sergeant to patrol officer last week but remains on the job with multiple similar acts sexual accusations filed against him going back several years there's been another confrontation between the United States and Iran president trump revealed to today at the White House in trouble down Thursday that the USS boxer an amphibious assault ship took defensive action against an Iranian drone in the strait of her moods the president said the drone came within approximately one thousand yards of the ship and ignored multiple calls to stand down the drone was immediately destroyed this is the latest of many provocative and hostile actions by Iran against vessels operating in international waters Karen Travers ABC news the White House Iran's foreign minister says he believes the Islamic Republic of the United States were only a few minutes away from a war after a rand shot down an American spy drone last month but the diplomat says he remains hopeful that escalating tensions might somehow be resolved now time for a check on traffic here's Larry Lewis live from the valley Chevy dealers traffic center above fifty sixth street north down at the loop one oh one got a crash in the north valley requiring extrication idea would Tatum here instead.
"harassment" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing
"In fischel memo, Thursday, Google said it will end its requirement for employees sexual harassment claims to be handled in private arbitration, a move that comes one week after thousands of workers walked out of Google's offices in a global protest here to talk more about what is just the latest in a series of ethical dilemmas on Google's plate as of late is the Wall Street Journal's Douglas MacMillan joining us from San Francisco, Douglas, so you know, it's been a series of ethical issues. Google has had to sort through lately to say, the least it came to a crescendo last week what with the global walk out. So can we take this official policy change as victory for the organizers is that a direct result of what happened it, certainly appears? So this walkout happened one week ago on Thursday of last week thousands of employees took to the streets took to the sidewalks outside of their buildings. Dozens of offices around the globe. And. Really they put together a good plan. They took took their message on social media and they supposedly had five very clear important demands for Google management. Now, all of those all five demands were not addressed in Google's policy changes. But I think you can definitely argue that he ones were met, and as you're saying that the rapid decisions that Google had to go through to change some pretty significant things about the way that they run their company is a sign of how seriously they took the message that you know, these employees are putting forward and maybe a sign that Google employees are setting kind of a model for the workforce of the future. If you are going to work for a company that sells working there as kind of, you know, this utopian you're going to help us change the world. Then maybe it's incumbent upon you to listen to those employees and to give them say and how you conduct your business. The the chain the big change they made what was an end to Google's forced arbitration apartment. Google had been wiring any victims of sexual harassment to settle those disputes out of court, particularly where Google in other large corporations who have these agreements, I enforce these agreements are who have more of an advantage. And there's less transparency into that process who goes doing away with that process. You know, the span of a week. These protesters got Google to change very significant policy. And I think that you know, you're gonna see other companies start to look at what happened in this kind of quick turnaround time and wonder if they should also get on board with changing their policies in wonder how they should listen up to their employees less be victim to a similar situation. So you know, like we said last week certainly pushed the issue of sexual harassment to the forefront. And this is a big start in a big decision on Google's part, but you know, Google has many ethical problems on its plate. There's a big China. Problem in all the flag. It's getting from doing business there any indication from. I know there's there was more addressed in this specific policy letter or anything we can glean from what might come that yet. As you say there are a lot of office shoes management is facing right now. China's big question Mark, we've been reporting a lot about data privacy concerns, and how those are getting more scrutiny in Washington, the policy change, Google management made are significant step in the right direction. However, I don't think anyone is under the allusion that they're going to change Google culture to change again tire company with ninety thousand people's culture takes gonna take a lot more time. And and a lot more careful planning and execution and and thoughtful in put from management and thoughtful listening by management in and what they've done wrong. There's a lot. There are a lot of reports. There have been stories in the past few weeks have been stories in the past few years, frankly about how top Google executives have set. A very bad example for how they can cut their own romantic interests and pursued their own interests, you know, during work hours and within close proximity to their offices that leadership set from the top. It sounds like from reporting trickle down to the rest of the organization where there are serious questions about, you know, whether or not there's a healthy workplace kind of culture right now, Google, this is not something that they can change overnight with the policy change..
"harassment" Discussed on KCBS All News
"Is harassment kcbs first for traffic sponsored by quick stop markets here's kim with our traffic now right there's still plenty of it in the silicon valley i was outlining how tough one oh one and highway eighty five still are we're looking at two eighty as well there's an accident on the southbound side downtown south to idiots seventh it's off to the shoulder but the northbound side is slow coming off of six eighty up to that point you get a little bit of a break once you get to the league bascom area as you approach highway seventeen onto eighty it's slow all the way out through cupertino to that join with highway eightyfive that stretch alone is going to cost you a half an hour and drive time we still have problems on eighty five to i'm just getting a report of a possible car fire here north eighty five just before you get to blossom hill central san rafael has been the scene of a counter commute accident let's get an update and say good morning to george rask he's taking a look along with the chilton auto body collision cam jim or crash northbound which is just north of the central san rafael onramp started out blocking the three right hand lanes all of its been moved over to the right side of the roadway but there are three to four cars involved and it has back things up to the five eighty on ramp in san rafael right if you're southbound through marin it's still slow just a little bit south of rolling boulevard most of the way down to central san rafael when she passed that accident scene on the other side you're fine you're next update is at nine eighteen on the traffic leader kcbs forecast for the bay area today a pleasant enough may day shaping up temperatures syllable shy of where they got to yesterday but still comfortable right around average for this time of year seventy two degree afternoon forecasts for oakland san jose about seventy six san francisco mid sixties don't think we'll see anybody cracking the eighty range today as we did yesterday likely to be even cooler tomorrow traffic and weather together on the eight so an all news one.
"harassment" Discussed on MeatEater Podcast
"Yeah this was sports is lines came from right harassment or some kind of trapping ban in ohio is that right we heard the story recently that might be because that's their from columbus you know i remember i'm recovering those guys in the mid eighties they're doing trips around the country in those days rounding up support for their organization yep but you know i remember in wisconsin here we had a face to face face harassment going on and blue mountain state park which is over or not too far from doug's farm and the dnr had wardens out there and they pretty much didn't interfere a whole lot and didn't arrest anybody has figured if you're not gonna make martyrs on these people and la's laws when in fact and basically the warden's told these people you know you can you've warren now if we come back and you're still harassing them then we'll have to take action but what's what's i think fascinating about the story that you're sharing here is that's really become hollowed out laws being enforced i mean there's very very cases now we're animal rights activists go on an organized fashion and disrupt taunt suggest doesn't unusual now what's happening thanks that legislation yeah that's probably part of it that they know that this is something that they can be if they physically interrupt someone's haunt blurred noise do anything to harass molest it's illegal and it's pretty well you know it's it's up to the various legal challenges and so they probably won't challenge anymore that's probably you don't see that kind of.
"harassment" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You
"Industry enriched what retaliation look like in that industry was you always had to clean the bathroom in another workplace retaliation could be you don't get invited to lunch with the client so it could be anything that sort of significantly impasse you in the workplace it can also be things beyond the workplace we there is also a trend where individuals are sued and defamation claims are brought against individuals after they bring a sexual harassment case that's could that could be a form of retaliation silver clear it's illegal constraints in your case as someone who's been harassed in the workplace if you can show evidence that you've been retaliated against because you've thought justice is alright absolutely so what you need to do to have a retaliation claim which um interestingly it's often easier to prove because of the timing so what retaliation claim looks like is you take a protected activity which could be going to hr it could be going to eu eeoc or another agency could be filing a case in court but it doesn't have to be anything that formal it could be standing up in bringing in internal complaint you'll done something to assert your rights under the law right and in response that the employer has notice of the hat and take some negative action against you it's quite a simple complaint because you just have to show a protected activity or opposing discrimination in some way the employer has notice that you took that action and does something sort of significant that's negative against you something i'm really struck by in this program is the fact that we are wall.
"harassment" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"I think one of the most important things is accountability what we've seen from so many of these harassment stories is men being accused of harassment and then they're being documentation and evidence to support that harassment and then employers doing nothing so much of the scandal that we see is the fact that these men were kept on the payroll despite a prior accusations of harassment an investigation documentation that supported the victim's claims and i think that's really what we we will expect a change is that employers have to rethink what they're doing uh she's been more and more sandra in fort lauderdale florida sandra thanks for calling you're on the air hi tom how are you okay um i i i am a mental health service and i would like to speak kinda behalf i'm going psychological part of it um when everybody in the media are questioning why these women took so long forty years especially with the with the more of the psychological part of it is that the you know these girls were very young and they suppress the tv and they feel like shane and would all of that in some i do i later and you know forty years is not long because they fell now in power with everything that's happening with the changes with the media with all these patients that are coming to the surface it allows the victim to speak and it allows them to have a voice so it's not like why did they way for forty years sometimes forty years this shame and and trauma that they are not dealing in a healthy way and when they see that other women are also going to the same dream come long walk the line line a chance will have a voice for the first time center we we hear that this the voice of a therapist sort of fort lauderdale mean aaron uh this permission and voice those are big deals we see this in in the room work is coming up of course the washington post would unfounded looking right now uh do fresh reports out that uh senate leader mitch mcconnell is saying that he believes the women who have accused room more of inappropriate six.
"harassment" Discussed on CFR On the Record
"I forget them well so that's really why i mentioned our work on college campuses because the habits the developed before you even go to college but certainly are reinforced the first time your way from home are the ones that you carry into the workforce and if we can break this culture of rape culture on our college campuses then we would graduates students who go into the workforce respecting each other and clearly that's that's not the case then i think look i am not going to ask for chauhan's hands but i'm confident that there are many women in here who were survivors of sexual assault and if not assault harassment sexual harassment and sexual harassment harassment and that would be everybody and particularly people my age i dispute it is like not assault but harassment is just like that's what happens when you are the only in the room it sounds crazy saying this because my daughter would just have a fit to hear these words come out of my mouth but i've tolerated a lot of sex jokes than sex of behaviour because i was trying to be like one of the guys and i didn't tell the jokes but i didn't when i was the only one is theory harden holed up your hand and say don't do that it's much easier today the millennials they don't put up with a lot of that nonsense away many of the millennials not all it's don't put up with it in the same way that my generation did and there is safety and numbers and so the question is.
"harassment" Discussed on NPR's Story of the Day
"Support for this podcast and the following message comes from the ups store who knows small business owners don't get to take days off so of you need help with shipping this upcoming holiday they'll be open the ups store franchise locations are independently owned and operated services prices in hours may vary see centers for details sexual harassment training clearly isn't working as more victims speak out employers including npr or having to confront the failure of these systems injures you can you gucci looks at why they haven't worked and some more radical solutions many employers require sexual harassment training most often it consists of online courses such as this one which npr requires of its employees the conduct must be unwelcome and also either severe or pervasive employees really can zone out and not even pay attention to the training patricia wise isn't employment attorney who also served on the equal employment opportunity commission's task force on harassment she says the primary reason most harassment training fails is that both managers and workers regarded as a proforma exercise aimed at simply limiting the employers legal liability you know we've been checking the box for decades in its report on harassment last year the eeoc admitted flat out that the last three days check aid the sexual harassment training haven't worked wise advocates facetoface classes with realistic roleplay but she says few companies want to spend the money and employees time because it hasn't been a priority also why says effectiveness is hard to measure and companies have little incentive to study it if a researcher comes to your workplace to evaluate your training and the result is that your training is entirely ineffective you've basically just developed evidence against yourself elaine herskowits agrees she wrote some of the eu cs first policies on sexual harassment three decades ago now as a consultant she investigates harassment allegations and sees common pitfalls may be obvious but it's critical that everyone in the organization undergo training all the way up to the top but herskowits as employers often exempt their leaders creating the kind of double standard that leads to abuse of power.
"harassment" Discussed on DirtCast
"The amount of vitriol in that kind of us let shaming and i'm a horror and it's fascinating how we take victims of sexual harassment in and they somehow they're the problem that has to do with their sexuality i mean it it's just an absurd world where you know rate myths and sexual harassment harassment myths shape the minds of so many people and then enabled them to really come after you with as i mentioned death threats in uh you know just tens of thousands of pieces of hate mail all meant to silence and in i i worked on fox for years so i got a lot of hate mail for other reasons my skin was thick but while a of women coming forward now are are experiencing some for the first time the hatred and vitriol aimed at women who who dare to speak up about sexual harassment it's i dunno both to you and to these women i just think it's so tremendously brave yet like you said it's you are you are opening the door to so much more pain by coming forward but it's kind of i tip my it's commendable invisible hata where i just think that it is i don't know if i would be tough enough i don't know if i would be a third and perhaps or i am were like you kind of talked about how it set up with like these men at the top do you find that on sets where women are running things where there's women directors or female executives that there is an improvement or is there pressure on women in the film industry 'cause they're so few to kind of fit into the mold of the boys club they're definitely women who when they're running they're set mimic what they grew up in the world the professional world they grew up in but then there are some really remarkable women and i uh who are or people who are really pushing against this.
"harassment" Discussed on Boss Files with Poppy Harlow
"Sexual harassment is a political course when somebody decides to harass you they don't ask you what political party you belong to before they do it and the same reasoning can be said for any member of congress who has a daughter unease or a granddaughter do they want them to go through what i went through and thousands of other women go through every single day the answer's no so the one thing i'm asking for is to take the secrecy out of it just take the secrecy allow the arbitration to be public because you know what that would do the pendulum it would equalise it between employee and employer and the other huge part of that equation is that once its public other women within that company also find out that somebody else has filed a complaint so then you're not alone either you're not thinking it's just me that did you feel up well of course but that's part of the problem of the secrecy is that you feel like you're alone because you don't really know if it's happening to anyone this is central to the way in which we are going to have people will be employed in this country because the way in which we resolve sexual harassment now is either in secret arbitration for settlements and both silence the women you sat down for a fascinating interview few months ago with my friend my colleague karel costello and you told her the eu challenge president trump and you say look this is a political you challenge though president trump to live up to his words on women and your words are show america your words are true six months ago or so has he done it not that i've seen yet what you want to see well he says that he respects women more than anyone else and wouldn't it be great if he actually signed the gretchen carlsson mandatory arbitration bill it got rid of secrecy.