I had an interesting chat yesterday with a tradie about ‘poor Craig McLachlan’ in light of current sexual harassment and assault allegations. Check out: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/hes-calculated-and-manipulative-a-predator-craig-mclachlan-accused-of-indecent-assault-20180107-h0enst for the details.
The tradie’s view was that it’s all too easy to get on the allegation band-wagon and that police take this all far more seriously compared with ‘real crime’ like theft.
Very few women get a great response from any officials when they report any form of violence – sexual, domestic, or harassment. I can’t imagine any sane woman thinking it’s a sweet opportunity for a bit of free publicity; to make up a few stories about a moderately famous person sexually assaulting them. Not when we as a society are so good at victim-blaming.