Hmmmm, is it “The usual suspects tie themselves in knots to explain why it’s somehow different“, perchance?
I’m not suggesting that money is the only motivation in such cases, and we don’t know the truth of what happened in either, but clearly lawsuits and press releases are crafted to persuade an audience. The problem is that, in life, who did what to whom isn’t always simple.
Really? It seemed a lot more ‘simple’ when it was Harvey Weinstein in the firing line, didn’t it?
The critical reader will notice that variations on the word “sex” are deployed more than 90 times in the 56-page lawsuit. There’s no indication that Ronell wanted sex with Reitman; there’s no indication sex took place. Is the emphasis on sex required because other ways of framing the story might raise human questions too complex to be settled via a lawsuit?
No, it’s because the deranged feminists said it was all about sex because everyone knows that’s what those horrid men want all the time.