Rapists who are powerful in their field use favors and guilt to silence victims.
“That’s it. That’s what they’ll bury her for,” was the first thing I thought.
I was reading Ronan Farrow’s excellent New Yorker article on Harvey Weinstein’s alleged history of rape and sexual harassment, when I got to Weinstein’s alleged rape of actress Asia Argento. Argento claims that Weinstein performed oral sex on her, against her will, in a hotel room.
Argento goes on to say that she grew...