Not to mention that a common tact of [sexual] predators is to go after people who are generally less likely to be believed than your avg person. People who are isolated, already vulnerable, have few healthy close ties, maybe even have a checkered past themselves are primary candidates for this abuse.
Like cops/rivals ripping off drug dealers. Its the idea of, “Who are YOU gonna call?”. Toxic. Absolutely toxic.
I am also glad you brought up the unethical nature of the disparity of power between BC and ML. A point not often examined.