“25 Years Later: A Conversation with Anita Hill,” Law360
October 30, 2016
Amid a national discussion of sexual harassment sparked by Donald Trump’s lightning-rod candidacy, Law360 spoke with Anita Hill about efforts to address the problem, 25 years after her iconic confirmation-hearing testimony.
Hill, who in 1991 accused Justice Clarence Thomas of sexually harassing her verbally while she worked as his subordinate at the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, addressed controversy surrounding the Republican presidential nominee’s taped comments about women in a bruising op-ed for the Boston Globe earlier this month.
Now a professor at Brandeis University and of counsel at plaintiffs firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, Hill discussed what has changed since her testimony brought the problem of sexual harassment in the legal industry into the national spotlight.