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Laura Studen, a lawyer at Burns and Levenson who often represents women in sexual harassment cases, said the type of allegations leveled against DeMaria rarely result in criminal complaints, much less convictions. In general, most victims of sexual harassment are vulnerable people who may be reluctant to speak out against a more powerful person, she explained, and, even when they do, they generally lack physical evidence to prove their claims.
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