Testimony sparks awareness but no change
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Anita Hill says her pivotal 1991 Senate testimony about sexual harassment by a Supreme Court nominee sparked a wave of awareness, but lasting change failed because of a lack of clear leadership.
On the eve of another hearing where a U.S. Supreme Court nominee is facing allegations of sexual misconduct, she told a packed University of Utah audience at a preplanned lecture that the #MeToo movement has the opportunity to create long-term solutions.
However, Hill says, that is going to require facing tough questions the nation has been reluctant to address.
On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear from nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accuses him of sexual assault, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
Ford says he attempted to rape her when they were teens.
Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.