#TED tech event turns out to be a paradise for sexual predators

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TED owner Chris Anderson and other senior officials had been grappling with accusations for much of the year that their own conferences, famed for turning short speeches by leading figures into viral videos, had not been a safe place for women – and that the atmosphere of predatory male behavior was getting worse.

At least five people, including a past main stage speaker, told TED officials that they were harassed or groped during the organization’s flagship conference in Vancouver in April, according to interviews and email correspondence seen by The Washington Post.

The nonprofit’s general counsel Nishat Ruiter said in an April email to TED’s senior leadership that she, too, had been “touched inappropriately but let it go.” She added she was finding it difficult to believe the issue was being “addressed by TED effectively. We are clearly not doing enough.”

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One comment

  1. This has turned into a feeding frenzy in the search for predators.. The smart man will stay FAR away form women in the work force. Another issue is that women use this to go after men they don’t like or have a gruge agasint. We’ve that time and time again in professional sports.

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