Hollywood looks to stamp out sexual harassment in some not-as-glamorous fields

“For too long, sexual misconduct in the workplace has gone unchecked and too many people, particularly those working in low-wage jobs and women of color, have not known where to turn,” said Fatima Goss Graves, a defense fund co-founder and president of the National Women’s Law Center, which houses and runs the legal fund. “Our hope is that we can support outreach to people so that they can learn about their rights.,” she said.  More than 2,700 people have already contacted the legal fund, but Goss Graves said the grants are aimed at education and reaching people who may be unaware of their rights. “We want to overcome some of the barriers that people may have in coming forward in the first place,” she said. “One of things we know about this new awareness around harassment and violence is that for the first time people are learning about their rights.”