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BuzzFeed: Center for American Progress Under Fire for Sexual Harassment Claims

The liberal think tank took a strong stand on sexual harassment (when committed by Republicans). But they've been silent on the harassment of women under their own roof.

By NTK Staff | 04.24.2018 @1:15pm
BuzzFeed: Center for American Progress Under Fire for Sexual Harassment Claims

According to a new report from BuzzFeed News, the Center for American Progress (CAP), “one of Washington’s leading liberal institutions,” is struggling with a number of unsettled sexual harassment claims.

The organization, run by Clinton operative Neera Tanden, allegedly mishandled a number of sexual harassment claims during the same time they were criticizing Republicans for similar behavior.

Documents obtained by BuzzFeed show that within hours of the “Access Hollywood” tape’s release, a woman quit CAP after the liberal organization failed to address sexual harassment she faced:

The organization’s president, Neera Tanden, has vehemently criticized Republicans for their reaction to the accusations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump and wrote in a tweet still pinned to her profile, “I don’t think the country has understood how psychologically wounding it was to so many women that Trump won after the Access Hollywood tape.”

But only an hour after the Access Hollywood tape was made public, top officials at CAP received an exit memo from a young woman who’d just quit detailing the sexual harassment she experienced from Benton Strong, a manager on her team — harassment, she wrote, that management already knew about — and how she faced retaliation for reporting it.

Leading up to the 2016 election, “several incidents of sexual harassment” took place in CAP’s workplace. The organization’s employee union blamed CAP leadership for failing to deal with the issue.

An employee told BuzzFeed that “Tanden refused” to hold sexual harassment training at the organization.

Apparently, Tanden was too busy tweeting about allegations against Trump to deal with sexual harassment at her own organization.

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