Since early November, when I published a personal essay alleging that Dustin Hoffman sexually harassed me, I’d been trying to organize a reported follow-up article that would bring together multiple accusers.
The process of bringing sexual harassment stories to light is still a tedious mess.
Even with documentation and a witness corroborating the details, it took almost two weeks of fact-checking and legal review before THR published the story.
Women found me through Twitter, Facebook and mutual friends to share their Hoffman stories.
For a few reasons, we will never know all the stories of ugliness at the hands of well-known men.
If t are more stories of sexual harassment now than ever before, it is because of a shift in focus and not a drop in standards.
A famous person accused of harassment, enough sources and a willing reporter are not always enough; sometimes a story needs someone pushing to make it happen.