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Literature / Disclosure

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Disclosure is a 1994 crime novel written by Michael Crichton.

Tom Sanders is the head of advanced products manufacturing at the fictional high-tech company DigiCom. He is so sure that he is going to be promoted to run the advanced products division after DigiCom's merger with a publishing house. Unfortunately for him, Meredith Johnson, his ex-girlfriend, gets the promotion. Then, she calls Tom into her office, ostensibly to discuss an advanced CD-ROM drive. But it turns out that she wants to resume their relationship, and she gives Tom aggressive sexual advances, which leads him to spurn her advances. She promises to make him pay. She makes good on that threat by falsely accusing him of sexual harassment. Now Tom must do something to fix this before it's too late.


This book got a film adaptation in 1994.

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  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Meredith Johnson sexually harasses Tom Sanders, and Tom finds himself having to fight hard to prove that he wasn't the aggressor.
  • Never My Fault: Meredith Johnson keeps blaming Tom Sanders for things that were actually her fault.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue
  • Your Princess Is in Another Castle!: Tom Sanders manages to prove his innocence, DigiCom is forced to agree to a settlement in which Meredith is quietly pushed out and Tom is restored to his former post. But then he gets an email from "A Friend" warning him that everything's not back to normal yet. Then he finds out that Meredith and Phil intend to pin the blame for CD-ROM defects on Tom and get him fired.


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