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“Sexual harassment happens in just about every workplace and every industry in this country,” said Maya Raghu, the director of workplace equality for the National Women’s Law Center. “We’re hearing about these cases because they happen to be taking place at a media company and involve high-profile people. In both cases, there have been allegations over a period of years, and they both appeared to be serial harassers. So the question is, if the company knew about this for years, why didn’t they take action sooner to address it? And why didn’t they make steps to make sure this didn’t happen again?”