A San Francisco janitor was sexually harassed by her supervisor for months before she was raped in one of the offices on the second floor of the Ferry building where she worked. The harassment consisted of the supervisor making lewd comments and propositioning her for sex or sex acts. After complaining to management, she was told not to discuss the incidents, was forced to sign a confidentiality agreement and told that the company's own investigation revealed that her harassment and assault claims were meritless.
Eight current and former female members of the U.S. military have filed suit against named defendants and past and present military leaders for claims of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment. In the lawsuit, the women allege a pervasive sexual harassment and assault while the women were on active duty.