Almost every day since sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein were published, another woman has come forward with accusations about awful things that were said or done to them by men in positions of power. The latest high-profile case is that of Charlie Rose, who was fired from CBS News and his contract with PBS was terminated, after the Washington Post reported eight women who either worked with or wanted to work with Rose accused him of sexual assault and harassment. Unfortunately, Charlie Rose is just one in a very long line of men accused of sexual misconduct.
So, is this drip, drip, drip of sexual predators being publicly outed the new normal? And what are the real consequences? Jim Braude was joined by his Boston Public Radio co-host and Boston Globe columnist, Margery Eagan, and retired federal judge, Nancy Gertner, now a professor at Harvard Law School.