Give me context… In October 2017, a lot of women accused producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse and he was fired by his production company. Later that month, the #MeToo hashtag movement was born on Twitter after actress Alyssa Milano encouraged people to share their stories of sexual harassment and abuse. #MeToo quickly became an international phenomenon and began to affect many industries.
As of July 2018, more than 30 men accused actor Kevin Spacey of sexual abuse and touching (a lot of them were teens at the time). There are six open sexual assault cases against Spacey in the U.K and he is currently in rehab for sex addiction.
Many many others were accussed of sexual misconduct. Among them: Morgan Freeman, Quentin Tarantino, NBC co-host Matt Lauer, Actor and comedian Louis C.K, Chef Mario Batali, Woody Allen, Stan Lee, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in an Alabama special election, Roy Moore…and so and so on…
Comedian Bill Cosby is the 1st and only convicted of #MeToo (…for now). Why? It is difficult to find the evidence to imprison a person when the crime was committed so many years ago. The legal system demands fast reporting & hard evidence.
What are the critics?
American life coach Tony Robbins has claimed: “The #MeToo is little more than women trying to get significance by claiming victimhood”. He later apologized.
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