I am Somebody Who, is No Business Of Yours ...
… were so well liked and respected that nobody would believe sexual assault accusations against you? The power that you had in order to be able to do this gross shit? It’s power you can use to actually stop this gross shit.
Startup culture doesn’t ask these questions because startup culture (and most of IT culture for that matter) doesn’t care about your well-being. Only the work you produce, and having their liabilities limited, in the event they have to fire you.
Your team’s strength is not a function of the talent of individual members. It’s a function of their collaboration, tenacity, and mutual respect.