Nobody wants to see women abused or harassed. Men who do this deserve repercussions and in some cases jail. But what is happening in society today harms women who make credible accusations and punishes men who are not guilty of anything other than bad relationship judgment.
Chris Hardwick, known by Walking Dead fans as the host of Talking Dead after each episode of the AMC show, has been accused by a former live in girlfriend of sexual assault during their time together. This is something Hardwick steadfastly denies.
Yet, AMC, as if we expected better from Hollywood, has dropped his show and cancelled Hardwick appearances at San Diego’s Comic Con in July.
Hardwick seems credible in his denial. The ex may not be as credible. She cheated on him leading to their break up.
Yet the instant stigma that comes with the accusation is harming Hardwick and his employers. If we don’t turn this around everybody’s job will be in jeopardy.