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A five-part investigative series examining the rise and fall of the MeToo movement in Australia, and what it will take for things to finally change. Hosted by Ruby Jones, the presenter of Australia's most popular daily news podcast, 7am.

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A five-part investigative series examining the rise and fall of the MeToo movement in Australia, and what it will take for things to finally change. Hosted by Ruby Jones, the presenter of Australia's most popular daily news podcast, 7am.

    Episode five: What will it take?

    Episode five: What will it take?

    In the final episode of Everybody Knows, Ruby Jones unpacks what she’s learnt about the rise and fall of MeToo in Australia, and why holding perpetrators accountable still feels so hard.


    To help answer that question, Ruby speaks to two people who have thought deeply about the problems in the music industry.


    The first is Dorothy Carvello. She worked for major labels in the US, and is now blowing the whistle on decades of abuse in the industry.


    The second is Deena Lynch, also known as Jaguar Jonze. She’s an Australian musician who went public about being sexually assaulted a few months ago.


    Together, the three of them explore what the cost is of speaking out, and whether it's worth it. And what real, genuine, accountability might look like in the music industry and beyond.
     
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    • 27 min
    Episode four: The complaints

    Episode four: The complaints

    In episode four of Everybody Knows Ruby Jones speaks to three women who have worked at Sony Music Australia, who all have something in common: they all experienced bullying and intimidation from the same man at the company.


    Two of those women have lodged complaints to Sony about this man as part of Sony's internal investigation into workplace culture. But the longer the investigation has gone on, the more they’ve wondered: is anyone listening?


    This is episode four of Everybody Knows: The complaints.
     
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    • 32 min
    Episode three: A broken system

    Episode three: A broken system

    In this episode, Ruby Jones speaks to some of the best known lawyers on either side of the Me Too movement in order to help her investigation.


    Ruby looks at how the law is used to silence women, and the media, when it comes to sexual harassment and misconduct. And she asks how legal threats became one of the foremost barriers to women sharing their stories.


    This is episode three of Everybody Knows: A Broken System.
     
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    • 26 min
    Episode two: Five days in November

    Episode two: Five days in November

    In episode two of Everybody Knows, Ruby Jones goes back to the beginning of MeToo in Australia in 2017. Why did the movement seem to run out of momentum here so quickly?Ruby investigates what happened, hoping to learn lessons from the first wave of MeToo reporting as she investigates allegations of misconduct in the Australian music industry.
     
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    • 29 min
    Episode One: The company

    Episode One: The company

    Follow journalist Ruby Jones as she investigates an open secret in the Australian music industry - stories of harassment, abuse and assault spanning decades.


    In this episode, Ruby asks why Me Too stories are still so hard to tell in Australia - and why there is so much fear about speaking out and naming names.


    So will Ruby be able to tell this story? Or will the allegations remain hidden in plain sight?


    This is episode one of Everybody Knows.
     
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    • 34 min
    Introducing 'Everybody Knows': A new investigative series from 7am

    Introducing 'Everybody Knows': A new investigative series from 7am

    In November 2020, an Instagram account began to publish anonymous stories of harassment, abuse and assault in the Australian music industry. These were stories that journalist Ruby Jones had heard whispers about before. But when she started looking into them, she found that the allegations were much worse than she had thought, and that they were an open secret in the music industry. Everybody Knows is a new five-part podcast series from the makers of Australia's number one daily news podcast, 7am. Follow Ruby as she investigates what has held back the MeToo Movement in Australia, and whether this new wave of women speaking out could be the start of a true reckoning.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

Lucylooloo's ,

Really good awareness.

Really loved this, it is such a shame we feel we have no voice to stand up and even when speaking out about bullying in a workplace female to female we still don’t have a voice as nothing changes, the bully stays and we resign. Unless you have evidence like Deena said we have no chance.

Maxtopia ,

Australia is so backward

This report shows the stranglehold of Australian lawmakers determined to allow men continue to abuse women (and all manner of human rights abuses) with impunity. We need to change the Constitution and create a Bill of Rights.

Please remove long pauses and dangling participles.

sgra135 ,

Excellent journalism, important content

Thank you for this important work

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