The Media World was stunned today when Roger Ailes abruptly left Fox where Rupert Murdoch refused support and where more claims to sexual harassment began to circle the media giant.
Sadly, many women came out in support of Ailes, making it more difficult for victims to come forward. We applaud Gretchen Carlson, Megyn Kelly and all the others who risked their own careers, and personal privacy, to shed light on what clearly has been a problem for women for decades.
Classic Sexual Harassment Formula Applied to Fox's icon , Roger Ailes:
A powerful man
Unwanted sexual advances
Too many women, and men , who remain silent.
Those who come forward are attacked.
We see this in sexual harassment cases, and rape cases, like the sentencing of rapist Brock Turner, by Santa Clara County Judge Persky . In that case Persky ignored the powerful rape victim statement and gave Turner only 6 months in jail , after a jury convicted Turner of felony rape.
So what happens if this conduct is occurring with judicial officers in our courts of law?
Can a judge who is disrespectful of women fairly hear any legal issue involving women?
And what about the women lawyers who are paid less than men, but who may attract the attention of a judge they hope will advance a legal career?
Did Judge Persky's Ruling Allow More Women to Come Forward and Speak Up Against Sexist Judges?
People were outraged over Judge Persky's ruling in the Stanford rape case, some were motivated to come forward and tell how they were sexually harassed, abused and even raped.
It is a very difficult process for a woman who was sexually abused to come forward, sadly many don't . When these same women feel under supported by family, friends and colleagues, they are less likely to come forward.
Are Judges in Santa Clara County Courts, Like Judge Persky and Judge Towery, the Next Sexual Harassment Frontier ?
After the public outcry over Judge Persky's sentencing in the Stanford rape case, more Santa Clara women decided to come forward. Some have made bold allegations, others have sought anonymity .
As more come forward, Judge Towery seems to be at the top of the Sexist Judge List. Whistleblowers have reported that Santa Clara County Courts have known Towery has a history of making unwanted sexual advances, yet the county has done nothing to protect women from Judge Towery.
Members of Anonymous have reported that whistleblowers are coming forward, and some are alleging that Towery appears to have accepted sexual favors, in exchange for fee awards and sanctions.. Some are even reporting that Towery has received cash and other kickbacks from female lawyers with whom he was secretly involved, yet would never disclose as legally required.
This is very alarming to Santa Clara County residents merely seeking a divorce, and with no desire to get in the middle of Judge Towery , or any other Santa Clara County judge, who is truing to sleep with family lawyers like : Mia Mosher, Rebecca Frye , Heather Allan and Valerie Houghton.
In addition to lawyers Towery is reported to award court appointments to custody experts , realtors and psychologists, an investigation into those appointments is underway .
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