How Lawyers Are Challenging Weinstein-Style Contracts

By Sindhu Sundar (October 19, 2017, 7:23 PM EDT) -- Before Toni Jaramilla filed a group of sexual assault and harassment suits in early 2011 against the now-defunct clothing company American Apparel Inc. and Dov Charney, its CEO at the time, she tried to cast a net. The plaintiffs attorney looked for current and former employees to interview about the scope of the alleged problem before bringing a case in court.

But Jaramilla's effort proved to be a struggle — no one who was not a potential plaintiff in the cases would agree to testify.  

Workers had declined to speak with her for a number of reasons, including potential embarrassment, Jaramilla...

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