Earlier this week, Donald Trump and his son Eric made some suggestions about how Ivanka Trump would respond to sexual harassment in the workplace. In a new interview with TheWrap, late night host Chelsea Handler chimed in with the idea that women who don’t come forward are anything less than courageous.
When asked about Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment lawsuit against former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, Handler told TheWrap, “Did it take courage? I don’t think so. I think that it’s your duty to come forward when somebody treats you like that.”
“Especially at the level that they’re at, I think it’s your responsibility,” Handler continued. “They did the right thing and I would expect nothing less. If you’re sticking up for other women that made claims that you know to be true, then yes, it is absolutely your responsibility to confirm that.”
But a video collection showcasing the microagressions Carlson faced on a daily basis, paired with the sub-par record of women winning assault cases, indicates that it wasn’t such an easy decision for Carlson.
Ivanka Trump on Tuesday spoke of the responsibility and culpability being on the assaulters, not the victims. “I think harassment in general, regardless, sexual or otherwise, is totally inexcusable and if it transpires it needs to be reported and it needs to be dealt with on a company level,” Ivanka said on “On the Record.”