https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/n...-producer-rose-mcgowan-manager-was-50-1083161 You may wonder why I chose to make a thread about this... I actually wanted to post it in another thread (https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...ina-garcia-accused-of-sexual-assault.2105163/) but figured it wasn't exactly the topic so instead I opted for a separate discussion. I have to admit I don't follow these stories every day so maybe what got my attention was already known by many of you - regardless, since we now live in a society ruled by #MeToo where men will soon have to apologize for even existing, I thought it was worth noting that the alleged victims, maybe, in some cases, have an agenda of their own ( how dares he!!!!) https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/n...atement-harvey-weinstein-rose-mcgowan-1083173 hmm... "made the decision to remove her clothes", "never once used the word rape". There have been other reports from several actresses who actually refused his advances, and things just ended there. So I don't know, the "big powerful man rapes the poor girl" narrative may not always be accurate either. Does that make him innocent? Not in the least and that's not my point. He took advantage of ther that was wrong, 100% wrong. Was she really raped though? My point is that I'm starting to get a little tired, if not exasperated, of these sexual-harrasment-misconduct-inappropriate-behavior-etc stories and the guilty-until-proven-innocent trend. Everyday another man, sorry, another pig is exposed. The latest is this Quentin Tarantino/Howard Stern thing about Polanski. Years ago, Tarantino told Stern how he saw the story, that he didn't think the girl was raped. He didn't say Polanski wasn't to blame, he just merely said the girl may have some responsibility after all, you know, like agreeing to take drugs, agreeing to get drunk, and, who knows, agreeing to something else perhaps. Different times? yeah right - my daughter, who is 17, has already told more me than a few enlightening stories about how some girls, yes teenage girls, behave around men, young or not. That's not pretty. And nobody will convince me that they're victims. On the contrary. And now, the social media justice strikes again. Tarantino condones rape. Disgusting Tarantino defends Polanski, lock him up! Tarantino almost deliberately killed Uma Thurman during Kill Bill. Tarantino must be stopped! So I guess that makes me a disgusting human being as well. I don't care. My point is actually quite simple: we should take all these reports with a grain of salt. Our overly PC society particularly loves to take things out of context, yet context is always key. But hey, who wants context in 280 words. Jill Messick's family statement ends with this: Words matter. Someone’s life may depend on it. What a sad, sad situation.