Tina Tchen quoted in Associated Press article, “CBS exec's downfall shows the power — and limits — of #MeToo”
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Tina Tchen was quoted on September 12, 2018 in an Associated Press article, “CBS exec's downfall shows the power — and limits — of #MeToo,” which discussed the departure of CBS’ CEO Les Moonves for sexual misconduct allegations, and the response from #MeToo activists. The article stated, “#MeToo activists have made it clear that CBS will be judged on the transparency of that investigation. Time’s Up, a movement against sexual harassment created by Hollywood celebrities last year, wrote an open letter demanding that the entirety of Moonves’ severance be given to organizations dedicated to gender equality. Time’s Up, which has raised more than $22 million since January for a legal fund for victims of sexual misconduct, also called for ‘long-term structural changes from top to bottom.’”
Tchen noted, “It’s not simply an issue of sexual harassment. It’s an issue of a toxic workplace culture. So often, the normal response is to conduct an investigation and deal with the alleged perpetrator and you think you are done.