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1st Comic-Con of the MeToo era grapples with harassment

4 years 8 months 1 week ago Monday, July 16 2018 Jul 16, 2018 July 16, 2018 9:45 AM July 16, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: Comic-Con International

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Over 130,000 people will descend on San Diego Wednesday for the annual comic book fan convention Comic-Con, but questions remain about how the event will fare in the #MeToo and Time's Up era.

Comic-Con has been subject to scrutiny over the years for alleged widespread harassment and an insufficient code of conduct. Representatives for Comic-Con International said its existing code of conduct is a comprehensive measure that makes attendee safety a priority and there is a system in place that responds to misconduct and sexual harassment reports.

The organization also says it works closely with the San Diego Police Department. In the wake of #MeToo, the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year updated its code of conduct and implemented a 24-hour hotline for reports of misconduct.

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