In the past year, 2017, there were over 12,000 charges of sexual harassment charges that were reported in the United States. By far and large, such a rise in the number of the cases based on sexual harassment charges was not only seen in the United States alone, but rather applied the world over. In the same year as well we saw such a high number of the personalities known in the entertainment world and renowned celebrities from Hollywood speak out against the sexual harassment that they had experienced over the past years. The one amazing thing is that looking at many of these cases and charges for sexual harassment and the allegations actually happened to involve a number of some of the very prominent and powerful leaders and personalities and actually spread as far wide as to touch on other countries such as Peru, India and Israel.
By far and large, much of the success in the rise in the number of sexual harassment cases actually is attributed largely to the success of the #metoo movement. This be as it is, the other fact that we need to acknowledge is the fact that this success in the number of the sexual harassment cases that have been talked about and come to the limelight has been as well been as a result of the sexual harassment cases that were before. In actual sense, there are a number of the sexual harassment cases that happen to dot the US history. The following is a look at some of the most notable and biggest of the sexual harassment cases that were seen ever in the history of the country, the United States.
One of these is the case that happened in the year 2012 that pitted the Catholic Healthcare West against one Ani Chopourian. She was actually an employee of the Mercy General Hospital, working there as a physician. The allegations she had were such as those that included the fact that in the course of her dispensation of her duties, serving as a physician at the facility, she actually reported many times cases of sexual harassment.
In her allegations, she said that her employer, Catholic Healthcare West did absolutely nothing to follow on her allegations. Some of the harassments she alleged to have been subjected to included those such as verbal assaults such as where she was ever being greeted by this guy every morning telling her that he was horny and the same repeatedly slapped her buttocks. In the initial final determination of the case, Chopourian was awarded a handsome settlement of over 160 million dollars. By and large, this was actually the highest award ever given to a sexual harassment victim ever in US history.