Weinstein Isn’t The Only One: Screen Celebs Who Abuse Women or Children
Beth Winegarner

Coming from a journalist, I expected this to be a thorough list with ample evidence to back up claims that these men “abuse women and children.”

Many of them have done it, having been found guilty in court. But this list is problematic on so many levels.

You lump together men who have made rape jokes with convicted abusers. You link to some of the least trustworthy gossip sites on the web and seem to take that as evidence.

I expect a journalist to abide to press ethics. Granted, they differ from country to country, but since when does that give us the right to be judge, jury and executioner? Our job is not to spread rumors or lead lynch mobs (unless you’re from the Daily Mail).

As I said, many of these men have been convicted and are A-grade assholes. The public should know that.

But lumping them together with alleged men (a very important distinction that you throw out the window) and men who made tasteless jokes, is not what a journalist should do.

We have to take people that say that they have been abused and/or harassed seriously. However, it doesn’t mean that we can “out” every person that allegedly has done something wrong. Outing people based on rumors from TMZ is not evidence. If we sink that low, the mob rules.