Delay in disclosure

In the news, generally, several claims of sexual harassment, many dating from decades ago.  On both sides of the political aisle, and in other industries.

What does it say that the alleged victims felt the need to keep quiet all those years?  How do the alleged harassers disprove the allegations after so much time has passed?  Have “standards,” such as they are, changed over the years?  It would seem that the behavior complained of would have been actionable at the time, but maybe not.

I raise this not to make a political or legal point, but rather to demonstrate that the value of information changes over time, sometimes increasing in value and sometimes decreasing.


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