UNEXPECTEDLY: Men afraid to mentor young female lawyers, solicitor chief claims. “Senior male partners at law firms are refusing to mentor younger women because of fears that unjustified allegations will be made against them, the head of the profession claims. There has been an unanticipated and unwanted backlash caused by the #MeToo movement, Christina Blacklaws, president of the Law Society, argued last week. Ms Blacklaws told a conference on gender diversity that senior men were reluctant to engage in formal mentoring schemes with younger female colleagues for fear they might leave themselves open to allegations of inappropriate behaviour.”
Unanticipated and unwanted.
Which somehow goes along with this: MICHELLE GUTHRIE’S #MeToo MOMENT:
Late during last night’s ABC investigation into itself, sacked managing director Michelle Guthrie levelled an astonishing charge against former ABC chairman Justin Milne:
Michelle Guthrie believes she was sacked as managing director of the ABC in part because she had accused then-Chairman Justin Milne of inappropriately touching her, a claim he denies.
An explosive investigation by the Four Corners program into the chaos that gripped the public broadcaster in September has delved into a host of damning claims, from government interference to management incompetence.
That’s some show they’re running over there. And on our taxes.
But it was an allegation by Ms Gurthrie that she was “inappropriately touched” by Mr Milne at the end of a dinner function in November 2017 that packed the most punch.
“Inappropriate touching is the best description of it,” Ms Guthrie told the program. “It was … I felt icky. You know, it was inappropriate. It was unprofessional and inappropriate.”