Anyone can accuse anyone of anything but the accuser tends to be the one with the burden of proof.
Unless someone somehow made a recording of Stan's alleged misconduct, the allegations don't have a leg to stand on.
The same goes true for many of the other allegations against people.
BURDEN of PROOF.
You can say it all you want, and I am sure some of it is true, but you have to prove it in a court of law.
unlike the courts of media and public opinion that immediately condemn without proof.
Bill Cosby: yes he likely is guilty. However the evidence against him as his recent trial showed seems to be insufficient. However he is also already being punished by:
1. Court of Media and Court of Public opinion
2. His reputation is forever tarnished.
3. Many of his accolades, awards and statues are gone.
4. He has been asked to retire (polite way of firing someone) from committees that he was on.
He's not hurting for money, but his reputation is smeared forever.
Once upon a time I was falsely accused. A coworker at the time was using a milk crate to reach a high shelf, she falls and i used my forearm to block her fall by letting her impact on it, basically a forearm block.
My hand was closed and turned away so that it couldn't and didn't touch her. She thanked me, said she was fine and left the room.
A few minutes later I was called into the office because she filed a harassment charge against me.
I explained the situation and what happened, and had them call in the two people that witnessed the event. They vouched for me. Further research into her revealed that a few years back she had an ugly divorce and she was basically an embittered man-hater now.
Guess who was fired? Hint: it wasn't me.
and it honestly comes down to ideology after a while. There is court room and there is things that probably did happen but is there enough to push things.
What is the reason for the accusation? Some will automatically think money, others will not.
It does not mean that all accusations should just be cast out or were made years after the fact. One has to imagine that in some situations of recent abuses accusing a powerful man would end up with the woman being destroyed.
The climate is different now than it was and it is more possible to come out with some things.
I do not know all of the details here with this particular situation, but I do not think that dismissing outright is rarely the best thing to do.