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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

"She’s Harvey Weinstein’s Lawyer, and She Thinks #MeToo Is ‘Dangerous’"

From The New York Times:

Long before an avalanche of allegations against Mr. Weinstein set off a global reckoning over sexual harassment, Ms. Rotunno was steadily building a career as a criminal lawyer in Chicago with an unusual specialty: defending men accused of sex crimes.

As the #MeToo movement grew, she embraced the role of contrarian, arguing that a public rush to condemn men accused of sexual misconduct and assault was shredding reputations and careers without due process. Even if the movement had helped the feminist cause, she said, it came at too high a price.

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