“I think that when you’re talking about a 14-year-old boy and a 26-year-old man, most people have such an aversion to hearing that,” says Warren-based crisis manager Karen Kessler. “He really dug his own grave on this one.”
It’s a question that has accompanied many recent high-profile reports of sexual misconduct and assault: Once accused, are these men’s careers over?
The Spacey allegations arrived in the wake of the ever-expanding Harvey Weinstein scandal. Charges of sexual assault and harassment have since been lodged against directors James Toback and Brett Ratner, former MSNBC political analyst Mark Halperin, actors Dustin Hoffman, Jeremy Piven, George Takei and Ed Westwick, and GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore.
“Our phones have been nonstop in these past two weeks.” says Kessler. “It is everywhere. More and more companies are willing to say, ‘This doesn’t work here.'”
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