Smithsonian called out by congresswoman for mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations

See the original posting on The Verge

Last week The Verge published a lengthy investigation into the Smithsonian Institution’s apparent mishandling of a case of sexual assault that occurred on the premises of its National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). The victim, a research student who we referred to by the pseudonym “Angie,” had spent the last five years trying to get museum and Smithsonian officials to take seriously her requests to be protected from her harasser — an older researcher affiliated with the museum who had admitted to the facts of the assault.

Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier of the 14th District in California, who has championed the fight against sexual harassment in the sciences, wrote a stern letter to the Smithsonian’s Inspector General about the…

Continue reading…