Reprinted from The New York Times by Michael Corkery on May 22, 2018.
Gina Pitre had come to dread working at Walmart. A manager, she said, used to touch her inappropriately and make suggestive comments.
A 56-year-old grandmother, Pitre, who earned $11.50 an hour fulfilling online orders in D’Iberville, Mississippi, said she felt degraded and angry.
Pitre saw a television news segment this winter about how female Hollywood stars and producers had started a group to help women combat harassment. The group, the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, connected Pitre with a lawyer and is helping fund her lawsuit against Walmart and one of its managers.
Hollywood, it appears, is starting to make good on its promise to focus on women outside the limelight and broaden the #MeToo movement. …