Originally Posted by Cyframe
No offense but it's not the easiest thing in the world to report sexual misconduct. Life is not law and order when you talk to police and greviences are taken seriously.
Both men and women are hesitant to come out with these accounts because sexual harassment and assault aren't taken seriously.
When we have others coming forward people feel empowered, that's why we see new stories almost daily now. Sexual harassment is very common, and people would just have to ask female friends or relatives to understand.
If these allegations are true and he did strip down nude to masturbate, I don't know how anyone can hand wave it with "at least he asked". That's sexual misconduct.
Is it though?
I tend to agree but where's the book on this? Where does making advances end and sexual harrassment begin?
It seems like a no-win situation in a lot of cases especially since, in some cases, it could have been fine at the time but after the relationship soured then suddenly, retroactively, it becomes harrassment because now it's unwanted.
And how can the accused like Louis C.K. - who I happen to dislike, btw - possibly explain to the masses his side of the story or the little details that maybe change the entire complexion of the incidents.
This is some tough stuff. We all naturally sympathize with accuser but there maybe situations where the accused deserves sympathy, too.