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Cindy Stankoski Uses Sexual Harassment Money to Help Other Women

Complaints of sexual harassment prompted an investigation that forced Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann to resign in disgrace last May. Cindy Stankoski and Vanessa Stout are the two women whose complaints launched the probe.

Two months ago, each woman received about $200,000 from the state of Ohio. Stankoski says the settlement was fair considering what she went through, "the humiliation, the embarrassment, the fact that I had to give up my job."

27-year-old Stankosky says she has invested several thousand dollars of her settlement money into a start-up, non-profit organization to help other women deal with sexual harassment. Stankoski says if she had it all to do over again, she would have handled the situation differently in the attorney general's office.

Cindy Stankoski works in a small salon in Westerville. She expects to have her web site up and running next week. The site is called Cindy Stankoski's Message Against Sexual Harassment. The address is: www.csmash.org.