He was a powerful figure in Hollywood. You'd need strong evidence to go after someone like him because he had the ability to ruin people's careers and their lives without much effort. That's probably why guys like him get away with this stuff for so long.
Anyways, apparently Ben Affleck is a groper. He could be the next president then!
Yeah, I don't blame anyone for not speaking up sooner. I mean everyone has their own struggles and is trying to make it in the game. Calling someone out may get you social justice points but you might be blacklisted with casting agents, given you were an actor or actress. It wouldn't leave with much other than a sense of "doing the right thing" which aint going to pay the bills. That's not to say people shouldn't speak out. I can just empathize why others in the know stayed quiet.
And Ben Affleck makes me laugh. A few times he's tried to push this narrative of him being this virtuous, nice guy. He even tried to suppress information of one of his ancestors being a slave-owner for that show, Finding Your Roots. At the same time he was happy to claim lineage from Revolutionary War ancestor and his mother marching for civil rights. Lets not forget his appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher and Sam Harris.
"I believe that any kind of mistreatment of anyone for any reason is unacceptable and abhorrent, and everyone deserves to be treated with respect in the workplace and anywhere else. There is really nothing I can do about it other than live my life the way I know I live it and to speak to what my own values are and how I try to live by them."
Notice it's pretty much about him. "I believe.." "Nothing I can do.." "live my life the way I know I live it" "my own values" "how I try live by them." He's an egoist, not surprising, he's an actor and I hate to use this term as it's overused but it's just a classic case of him virtue-signalling and it's backfired on him...again! Like I said, it's all about him. I like him as an actor and even director but every time he opens his gob about non-film related things, I find it harder to like him as a person.