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Everybody Knows: The company

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.

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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