When the New York Times did an exposé on film mogul Harvey Weinstein's history of sexual harassment, it took the nation by storm. The story caused a cascade of chaos for Weinstein and the Weinstein Co.
For more than a year, a professor at the University of Rochester's prestigious Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences had been under scrutiny for alleged sexual harassment. Two professors in the department filed an internal complaint with the university last year, claiming that they and others had experienced years of sexual harassment and intimidation. The university cleared the professor of violating any university policy.