The United States Legal and Justice System and Sexual Harassment Cases
There was seen in the year 2017, such a high number of the sex-based harassment charges being taken to the courts in the United States alone. This rise in the number of the sexual harassment charges was not only in the United States alone but as well the world over. The year as well saw such a rise in the number of the number of personalities from the entertainment industry, Hollywood celebrities, who came out and spoke of the sexual harassment that they had as well faced over the years. What amazed many was the fact that these cases and allegations actually were around some of the well known personalities and powerful leaders and by extension this went as far as to affect countries such as India, Peru and Israel.
Thanks to the campaigns and mobilization done all over by the #metoo movement, there was as such seen such a rise in the number of the reported sexual harassment cases in the United States and by extension the world over. This be as it is, the other fact that we need to acknowledge is the fact that this success in the number of the sexual harassment cases that have been talked about and come to the limelight has been as well been as a result of the sexual harassment cases that were before. The US history is filled with lots of sexual harassment cases. Keep reading and see some of the biggest of the sex scandals and how shocking their details happen to be as such marking the country’s history.
One of these is the case that happened in the year 2012 that pitted the Catholic Healthcare West against one Ani Chopourian. The suing party was an employee of Mercy General Hospital, serving as a physician. The allegations she had were such as those that included the fact that in the course of her dispensation of her duties, serving as a physician at the facility, she actually reported many times cases of sexual harassment.
She further stated that after taking her reports like so, the Catholic Healthcare West, who were her employer actually did nothing to follow on her allegations and reports. The harassment she alleged to have suffered included verbal insults such as where a colleague greeted her every morning telling her that he was “horny” and cases of physical contact where the same repeatedly slapped her on the rear, (buttocks). In the initial determination of the case, the complainant, Ani Chopourian won over 160 million dollars. By and large, this was actually the highest award ever given to a sexual harassment victim ever in US history.