Canadian winemaker Norman Hardie accused of sexual misconduct
posted by Dandelions | 34sc
June 30, 2018
A Globe and Mail investigation reveals a wide-ranging pattern of alleged sexual advances and sexual harassment by Hardie, a major player in Canada’s food and wine industry
Thank you Ivy Knight for your commitment and work, this is groundbreaking.
"Three women described unwanted sexual contact by the winemaker – instances of groping or kissing while they were working at the winery or at restaurant-industry events.
Eighteen additional people described behaviour that could be characterized as sexual harassment. In interviews, they described requests for sex, lewd comments about sex acts or remarks about their bodies and clothing. Several of them described being deliberately exposed to pornography. A few of the women said it was Mr. Hardie’s behaviour that ultimately led them to leave the winery.
In a letter, Mr. Hardie denied many of the allegations.