Following the election of Donald Trump and his campaign comments on acts of harassment as "locker room talk" in 2016, a number of celebrities ranging from television stars to news media reporters and even U.S. Senators and House members, were caught in a "me too" movement of allegations by women of sexual harassment, assault and inappropriate activities. Some of these incidents had taken place as many as 40 years earlier.

Like the sexual activities of clergy that cost the Roman Catholic Church millions of dollars in settlements, the public learned that many of these accusers had been "paid off" by the alleged attackers, sometimes with public funds.

Headline and TV news coverage served as a wake-up call to employers and institutions that the days of male domination was coming to an end, a warning that caused many corporate human resource, legal and risk management personnel to wonder what would happen when some of their employees – or executives – were accused of being sexual predators.

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