Just recently we heard about Jian Ghomeshi and the many women he is alleged to have abused and the conspiracy of silence that protected him for so long. Now we have allegations that Bill Cosby drugged women and then had sex with them.
The stories are really ugly but what makes it worse is that again they had been circulating for some time and yet he was apparently seen as too big, his public image so wholesome, to challenge publicly. It has been the cascade of women coming forward with similar stories that have now brought it out into the open.
The interview below with the AP shows the extreme deference with which the media treated him. They initially did not release this portion at his request but after the story exploded, they decided to do so.
I wonder if more such celebrities are going to be exposed as women who were exploited feel that they are now less likely to have their stories disbelieved or be punished for speaking out.