shuize wrote:His own statement pointed out something super important--that sometimes there is more going with the consent issue than the immediate question of agreement. It's more obvious in cases of employer-employee or a formal power imbalance, but even informally -- he had a certain power in that situation and exploited it to wedge in consent. It may not be illegal but he did take advantage and he was right to apologize for it.
I understand consent may not be freely given due to a power imbalance (e.g. Presidents and White House interns, etc.). But I'm also having a hard time equating Louis C.K. asking two women to his hotel room and then asking them if he can take his dick out (weird though it sounds) to anything like "pardon me while I attempt to rape you while you sleep ... It's okay, I'm gay," Kevin Spacey is alleged to have done.
In my opinion, if the women were free to leave, it doesn't seem like it should amount to a career ending offense.
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