There will be four actors left in Hollywood, no producers and damn few "celebrities"
Trouble is, once something like this gets rolling, it's hard to tell who really belongs on the bandwagon and who just hitched a ride because they like the attention.
It becomes a judgement call, about what constitutes harassment, or flirting, or affection, or accidental bumps in the hallway, and what started out as mutual but apparently went bad quickly is now one person's way of getting revenge (and don't some people have LONG fishing rods when it comes to revenge) 3 or 5 or even 10 years later. I think the magic word is "perspective".
My perception of rape, or groping, or affection, will be vastly different than someone else's. It has to do with your age, your comfort zone, and your sense of self .
I applaud those women who come forward, it takes a lot of courage to do that, to admit that they were treated this badly. I just hope it doesn't become a feeding frenzy for disgruntled women who were denied movie roles, or raises, or were fired or never called back for a second interview--or were turned down if THEY made the first move.
Part of the problem is that women have been taught to be polite, to 'respect their elders' and those in a position of authority. My mother always said, 'listen to the doctor, he knows what's best". No, mother, not always. We have to unlearn that kind of teaching when confronted with something that makes us queasy, or uncomfortable. We have to learn to say "no" as if we mean it.
"No" is one of the hardest things to say, for a woman. Not "I don't THINK so..." or "not really" or "not now" or "probably not..." all of those mean "no" to any woman, but they mean "maybe" to a man. Saying "no" without qualifiers feels abrupt, brusque, and rude. Saying it to someone who has the power to hire or fire you sounds like instant career suicide, and often is--he knows it, too, and uses that as a lever.
One word. That's all it takes. No drama, no whiney sounds. Just a good, solid "NO." and leave.