How The Landscape Is Shifting For Sexual Harassment Accusers, Accused And Attorneys09:40
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In this April 26, 2017 file photo, Brett Ratner arrives at the Wolfgang Puck's Post-Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony Celebration in Beverly Hills, Calif.  Hollywood's widening sexual harassment crisis ensnared another prominent film director when six women, Including actress Olivia Munn, accused Ratner of harassment or misconduct in a Los Angeles Times report, on Wednesday, Nov. 1. (Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
In this April 26, 2017 file photo, Brett Ratner arrives at the Wolfgang Puck's Post-Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony Celebration in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hollywood's widening sexual harassment crisis ensnared another prominent film director when six women, Including actress Olivia Munn, accused Ratner of harassment or misconduct in a Los Angeles Times report, on Wednesday, Nov. 1. (Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

After Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual abuse, scores of others have been similarly accused. But instead of accusations starting in a lawyer's office, these suits begin on social media. And because of that, some attorneys representing prominent clients are scouring social media to squelch accusations before they become public.

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Debra Katz (@DebraKatzKMB), an attorney specializing in harassment and discrimination, about the fundamental shift in the landscape of sexual harassment accusations and the way they are handled.

Editor's Note: Katz is representing a group of women at NPR in response to sexual harassment allegations against the network's former news executive Michael Oreskes.

This segment aired on November 15, 2017.

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