Whistleblower Aid represents Shannon Van Sant, a former employee of SupChina (later rebranded as The China Project). Ms. Van Sant has decades of experience reporting on and in China. Her expertise in the global architecture of Chinese influence operations and her first-hand experiences make her a credible and important voice on this topic.
The Harvard Kennedy School’s media statement in response to Dr. Joan Donovan’s whistleblower disclosure is a missed opportunity for transparency related to fundraising and donor influence. Whereas Dr. Donovan provides nearly 250 pages of evidence in support of her claims, including voluminous correspondence with HKS staff, the university’s terse and non-specific denial is inadequate and bereft of any substantiation whatsoever. It underlines the need for a thorough and independent investigation.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 4, 2023 MEDIA CONTACTRadim Dragomaca, [email protected] Harvard Gutted Initial Team Examining Facebook Files Following $500 Million Donation from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Whistleblower Aid Client Reveals University’s Former Disinformation Expert Joan Donovan Calls for Investigation WASHINGTON, D.C. – Harvard University dismantled its prestigious team of online disinformation experts after a foundation run by
Sexual Harassment Settlement Exposes Culture of Abuse and Evasion under Former Mayor Eric Garcetti, Whistleblower Aid Says
New evidence comes in the wake of scathing independent audit, underscoring why former Special Assistant United States Attorney and Whistleblower Aid Client came forward.
An independent audit of the Johnson City Police Department’s (JCPD) handling of sexual assault cases revealed systemic deficiencies in line with those reported by Kateri Dahl, former Special Assistant United States Attorney, represented by Whistleblower Aid. Ms. Dahl raised concerns about this pattern of investigative misconduct relating to sexual assault victims, and her disclosure is now supported by this independent audit.
The U.S. Senate voted today to confirm Eric Garcetti as U.S. Ambassador to India despite well-documented allegations that Garcetti enabled and covered up persistent sexual abuse by a top aide and lied about it under oath. Whistleblower Aid had urged Senators of both parties to reject the nomination, briefing them on the extensive evidence underlying the allegations and serving as legal counsel to Naomi Seligman, a former communications director to Garcetti, who made a powerful appeal to senators earlier this week on CNN.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 13:8 in support of advancing the nomination of former L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti as U.S. Ambassador to India. The vote comes after more than 600 days of delays and shortly after Senator Rubio placed a hold on the nomination, complicating Garcetti’s path to a floor vote by the full Senate. Rubio cited Garcetti “ignor[ing] credible sexual assault accusations in his prior office,” echoing concerns expressed by senators on both sides of the aisle.
Whistleblower Aid, which has led the charge in demonstrating how former Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti covered up sexual harassment and abuse in his office and lied about it under oath, welcomed Senator Rubio’s announcement today that he is putting a hold on Garcetti’s nomination as U.S. Ambassador to India.
In the wake of reports that the Biden administration is renominating Eric Garcetti as U.S. ambassador to India, despite his failure over almost eighteen months to secure Senate confirmation, Whistleblower Aid CEO Libby Liu issued the following statement: “Renominating Eric Garcetti does a grave disservice to victims and survivors of workplace sexual harassment who have documented how, as mayor of Los Angeles…
Whistleblower Aid represents Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, who served as Security Lead on Twitter’s senior executive team until January 2022. In July, on Mudge’s behalf, Whistleblower Aid filed lawful, protected disclosures with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and with committees of jurisdiction in Congress concerning Twitter, Inc.
Whistleblower Aid represents a former special federal prosecutor with protected, lawful disclosures to the U.S. Department of Justice concerning events in Johnson City, Tennessee. We encourage anyone who knows about these events, victims and those with information, to contact Whistleblower Aid. We can provide you with free, privileged and confidential legal advice. Whistleblower Aid is
Whistleblower Aid has filed a complaint accusing Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti of felony perjury with respect to his role in covering up repeated instances of sexual assault and harassment by his close advisor Rick Jacobs. The complaint, filed yesterday on behalf of Naomi Seligman, Mayor Garcetti’s former director of communications, provides substantial evidence including
Whistleblower Aid is proud to announce that Naomi Seligman, a nationally recognized leader in strategic communications and accountability, is joining the organization in the new role of Vice President of External Affairs, effective immediately. Seligman will work with whistleblowers to help maximize the impact of their disclosures and press for accountability from the organizations and agencies where they have exposed wrongdoing.
Tech companies wield vast power, but face limited accountability, and are able to hide socially significant decisions and harmful working conditions behind corporate secrecy. Whistleblowers disclosing misconduct have had astonishing impact—but the process remains fraught. Join Ifeoma Ozoma, the AI Now Institute and Whistleblower Aid for a tech-worker focused webinar, covering the basics of safe whistleblowing and your rights as a worker.
In Ronan Farrow’s new book, Catch and Kill, Farrow narrates his efforts over several years as he worked to report rape accusations against film industry big wig Harvey Weinstein. One of the book’s main narratives, also told in a New Yorker article, details the courageous account of the Whistleblower Aid client, Igor Ostrovskiy. Trying to block the rape story from becoming