Many Florida residents who have been sexual harassment victim will not speak out for months or even years. There are several reasons why the victims of workplace sexual harassment often take lengthy periods of time before they report the harassment, including fears of losing their jobs, being in unequal power relationships with the perpetrators, concerns that others won't believe them and threats that have been made against them.
The cases involving Roger Ailes, the former CEO of Fox News, who has been accused by multiple women who worked for the company of sexually harassing them, is illustrative. The allegations led to his resignation after serving for 20 years in the role of CEO. Many of the women endured harassment from Ailes for years, and they are only now coming forward with their stories.