In light of an avalanche of revelations about iconic entertainment figures sexually harassing coworkers, employees, and crew members, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office has formed a special task force to assess cases of industry-based abuse.
“In response to the widespread allegations of sexual abuse in the industry, I have established a task force of specially trained deputy district attorneys who are ready to evaluate these cases if any are referred to my office for criminal prosecution,” said Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey in a statement released on Nov. 9.
“I have assigned the group of veteran sex crimes prosecutors to work together to ensure a uniformed approach to the legal review and possible prosecution of any case that meets both the legal and factual standards for criminal prosecution.”
The development of the new task force comes as allegations of sexual abuse continue to come out of Hollywood, but the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office is not the only criminal office putting a particular focus on sex and power abuses in the entertainment industry. It was confirmed on Nov. 3 that the New York Police Department had opened a criminal trial in
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