Friday, November 03, 2017
Sexual harassment complainants face risk of "frivolous" litigation
The increase in sexual harassment claims has resulted in countersuits now, at least one. Brett Ratner has sued Melanie Kohler over a Facebook post accusing him, link to Variety story here.
The Los Angeles Times has a story by contact reporters Amy Kaufman and Richard Winton
The threat of litigation could make it hard for people to pursue sexual harassment charges, as they would need financial resources to defend themselves. Truth is an absolute defense to libel in the US, but you have to pay for the defense (usually) unless you take the risk of being your own attorney.