Statements from men accused of sexual misconduct have largely sidestepped the allegations against them, using shrouded language to divert attention and willfully misconstrue definitions of harassment and assault.
In a piece published this morning, The Los Angeles Times reports that Simmons allegedly raped then-17-year-old model Keri Claussen Khalighi in 1991.
So far the fallout from a national outcry over sexual harassment and assault has mostly been damaging to reputations and careers. What about prosecution?
Hollywood producer Brett Ratner is among a slew of powerful men in Hollywood and other industries who have been accused of sexual assault and harassment.
Page claimed Ratner told another woman on the 'X-Men' set “you should fuck her to make her realize she’s gay.”
"He was openly flirtatious, he grabbed my ass, he talked about sex to me and in front of me."
Six women have come forward to accuse Ratner of sexual harassment or assault, including Natasha Henstridge and Olivia Munn.
"I want to play him. I want to understand him."