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Sunday, December 05, 2004

Habitat for Humanity - Sexual Harassment Charge Leads to Founder's Departure

Although it sounds as if there were more than just the allegations brought by a female staffer of Millard Fuller's conduct on a trip to the Atlanta airport, the end result is that he is leaving the charitable housing organization he founded in 1976. Allen Breed of the AP has the story. The most recent allegations are not the first, and Fuller's explanation that he is from a "touchy-feely country culture" is not the sort of thing that inspires confidence in a defense lawyer's heart.

And in a weekend that has follow up stories on the settlement of a sexual harassment suit by one of the Twin Cities largest auto dealers after he was ordered to answer questions about his sexual conduct at his deposition, see Hecker suit aftermath, it is just a reminder that in many different places and at all levels, this appears to be a problem that will be with us for as long as ... well as certainly as long as I am writing this blog.

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