Part of the reason these stories play out on social media, I think, is that the victims find little recourse in the judicial and legal systems that are supposed to protect people and enforce the laws. But the pain is still out there and finds a way to get heard. And the consistencies of the described modus operandi of each accused perpetrator–be Weinstein, Spacey, Rose, Lauer, Franken or Moore, Cosby before that, etc.–definitely indicate that there’s fire under the smoke. The crimes and behaviors may differ from each other, but they’re all monstrous.
I was wondering how long before some of it touched the Bond world, though I haven’t been into watching a Bond movie since this story broke out. While most all these abusers are men, most men do not act like the accused have. Who has a business meeting at their hotel room and comes out of the shower? Most people keep their pants on at work. Just because they’re talented writers, actors, chefs, etc. shouldn’t be an excuse for appalling, and criminal, behavior. There’s more out there too because many victims still don’t want to come forward, and many never will. We should acknowledge and respect those that do.