This article started with a simple question that nobody seemed to be able to answer definitively: If a venture capitalist sexually harasses a startup founder who’s pitching the VC for funding, is it sexual harassment? It turns out that the law is murky. After this article, and a subsequent one on Justin Caldbeck and Binary Capital that changed the conversation on sexual harassment in Silicon Valley, the very laws discussed here became the subject of proposed legislation in the California legislature.

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