No, people have spoken out before so it’s really been more like a slow growing rumble that’s finally caused a big explosion. Every time this kind of thing is in the news it rubs at all the people who are affected and relate to the person who spoke out. Normally it’s out of the news quickly enough that these people can retreat for a little while and go on with their lives. This time it just kept going and things snowballed.
What surprised me is that two men didn’t even try to deny it. I’m stuck between thinking this is a good thing and wondering how untouchable they must feel. I mean sure maybe they are consumed by guilt and feel the need to come clean but I don’t know. Maybe it’s the pessimist in me but I wonder if they thought people would forgive them for being honest and it wouldn’t destroy their careers.