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When the Accuser Stands Accused

Kara Alaimo
Kara Alaimo

In her regular column for CNN.comKara Alaimo, PhD, a public relations professor in the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, discusses recent reports that actress Asia Argento, whose accusations of sexual assault against producer Harvey Weinstein helped launch the #MeToo movement, had been accused of sexual assault herself.  In the months after she publicly came forward against Weinstein, Argento allegedly paid $380,000 to a young man who claimed she sexually assaulted him five years earlier when he was 17 and she was 37.

Read more to learn why Dr. Alaimo considers the revelations a success for the #MeToo movement.

Dr. Alaimo is the author of the best-selling Pitch, Tweet, or Engage on the Street: How to Practice Global Public Relations and Strategic Communication, and teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations.


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