The list of prominent dishonorable men accused of sexual assault and/or sexual harassment has added a new name to the list: Danny Masterson.
Mr. Masterson has been fired from his Netflix series, The Ranch, after he was accused of rape by multiple women.
The women who make these accusations are not just a series of body parts that make up the female human body. We are someone’s wife, someone’s mother, someone’s sister, someone’s daughter, etc. The problem is that the perpetrators don’t see us like that.
Mr. Masterson has a wife and a daughter. I would ask him and every man accused of similar heinous actions how they would feel if it was their wife, their mother, their sister, their daughter, etc, who was raped or made to feel less the human because she is a woman? Would they be so willing to act as they did? I would think not.
I feel no sympathy for Mr. Masterson and I applaud the women who have come forward. Karma, after all, is a b*tch and she has no problem speaking up and fighting back.
We all remember the Billy Bush Access Hollywood tape from last fall.
It was what many of us hoped would be the downfall of Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign. Instead Trump won the election and Billy Bush‘s life and career were left in tatters.
Though he publicly apologized for the video’s content last year, Trump has recently rescinded that apology and claimed that it was not him making those statements. In response to the rescinded apology, Billy Bush has not only written a NY Times Op-Ed about the video, but he also recently appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to talk about not only the video, but how his life has changed since last fall.
It’s not easy to do what he did, especially considering the very public downfall that occurred after the release of the video. Nor is it easy to forgive him for condoning Trump’s behavior. But the fact that he is willing to speak up says a lot. I hope more will join him. Perhaps then, this country will return to a state of normalcy.