Bloomberg Law
Aug. 9, 2021, 9:09 AM

Cuomo Harassment Scandal Underscores Limits of #MeToo Movement

Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney
Lydia Beyoud
Lydia Beyoud
Corporate Governance Reporter

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, slammed with state investigative findings that say he sexually harassed multiple women, became the latest powerful figure years after the launch of the #MeToo movement to give face to the persistent toxic culture that creates barriers for victims of hostile workplaces.

The allegations against Cuomo come as recent high-profile lawsuits point to entrenched harassment and discrimination, including in shareholder cases against L Brands Inc., the parent company of Victoria’s Secret, that settled in late July; a California agency’s complaint accusing Activision Blizzard Inc. of a “frat-boy” culture; and sexual assault litigation against an ...

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