Dabney: There was three females. And then, within a month, one had quit. And then, within two or three months, one was ran out for filing a sexual harassment claim. And then, pretty soon, it was only me. So then they, you know, started torturing me. This frat boy attitude and the bullying and being humiliated, being called fat, also being called a prostitute and it just drove me up the wall. I couldn't take it.
Attkisson: Do you think they were trying to be playful when they would call you these names?
Dabney: No, it's part of the culture.
Dabney didn't know it then, but Region 5, the Forest Service, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, all had sordid histories of civil rights violations and discrimination dating back decades. Corrective actions ordered over the years didn't prevent Dabney from getting singled out, she says, as a Mexican-Native American and a woman.
Dabney: One of my captains was forcing me to tell him when I started my menstrual periods.
Attkisson: How did you report this? What did you do?
Dabney: Every month, when I would start my menstrual cycle, I would go in there, and I would cover my face with my hands and just say, you know, "I started my period," and be humiliated.
Attkisson: Why do you think he was doing that?