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#MeToo, the movement that opened the floodgates of sexual assault and harassment allegations against the rich and powerful, has met an unfortunate fate — it’s been hijacked by partisans hoping to score political points.
Targeting political opponents by trotting out alleged victims to make public claims of events transpiring decades ago, attorney’s lusting for their 15 minutes of fame, and fundraising opportunities have tainted an otherwise noble movement to put an end to long-standing abuse.
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Now, those involved in what appear to be legitimate claims finally surfacing thanks to #MeToo are voicing concern over the movement’s sudden left turn.
The New York Times has a detailed report:
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As accusations take on a partisan tint, activists and lawyers fear that such an evolution could damage a movement that has shaken Hollywood, Silicon Valley, media suites in New York and the hallways of Congress — and has taken down both a Democratic fund-raiser, Harvey Weinstein, and a conservative stalwart, Bill O’Reilly.
“There is a danger in this environment that unsophisticated individuals who have been abused by powerful people could be exploited by groups seeking partisan advantage, or by lawyers seeking a moment in the limelight,” said Debra Katz, a Washington lawyer who has brought sexual harassment cases against politicians from both parties.
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The lawyers and operatives behind the most politically charged cases brush off those concerns.
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One of the countries we liberated was Russia, too bad it seems to have cost us our liberty.