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And there’s no human resources department readily available to report abusive behavior that occurs at a conference, for instance.Complaints about Díaz That’s the situation that the writer whom Díaz reportedly called “kinky” found herself in at the SCBWI conference in 2012.
After their 2012 interaction, the writer knew she wanted to avoid Díaz, but she wasn’t about to make public accusations against someone who was a conference faculty member.
Penguin Random House had also previously disclosed that the company was investigating the matter.
The details of Yi’s and Castellano’s interaction—outside of the office, at a bar, while the actress was traveling and staying at a hotel—highlight aspects and dynamics of the way informal socializing is embedded into the publishing world, sometimes creating scenarios that leave people vulnerable to sexual harassment.
Díaz apologized to the writer via email, and she accepted his apology.
Satisfied with that outcome, the writer believed the matter had been laid to rest, and she doesn’t know whether there were any further allegations which prompted Díaz’s resignation in December.
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