Service Dog wrote: ↑
Holy crap. Silverman touched the wrong atheist! I don't know what what to make of the actual touching: the victim's own words make it sound-like she was trrrigggereddd in an almost cartoonish way. Like, I used to know someone who was so afraid of snakes, that-- she couldn't even hear the word 'snake'-- no matter softly-spoken, or lighthearted, or even in-passing on television... without her having a panic-attack. This woman's PTSD could be that absurd-- and her therapist could be abetting the snowflakery. If an adult is that-easily triggered... then she's a fucking idiot for going anywhere-near Silverman. He OBVIOUSLY can't turn the creepy 'off', baby! That's no secret or a surprise!
But... Silverman's attempts to shut her up... and Silverman's tantrums, in the texts to her partner... WOWZERS. Epic moron. So typical of him.
Aloha, Dave! Buh-bye!
It just goes to show how much of a shit David Silverman really is, and how little Justin Vacula really isn't. He needed no vindication, of course, but this proves it.
Also, I think that the touching here is really immaterial. I think that if you were to ask Vitsmun in what manner Silverman allegedly caressed her, she would probably make every attempt to dodge the question. It was most likely in a way so negligible as to be considered laughable if she made a serious complaint. But he's an epic moron, as you say, and apologises when he should know by now that you never apologise - especially not to special snowflakes like her, because it's not her he needs to worry about, it's her fellow bloodthirsty cult members.
In addition, I think it's remarkable that in this decade we've had numerous cases of sexual assault/harassment allegations aimed at famous and not so famous individuals and a great many of them turned out to either not tell the whole story or be false entirely. Cases like Brian Banks, who they just made a feature film about, who was falsely accused of rape and was forced to spent five years in jail and five years probation, but was also forced to register as a sex offender for life - until his sentence was overturned when his accuser, on video, recanted, and said one of the reasons she hadn't come forward sooner was because she didn't want to lose the $1.5M she got in damages.***
And although this is common knowledge, and the amount of people falsely accused have risen over the years (or at least the publicising of said cases have increased), still our society has this zero-tolerance policy when it comes to just allegations of impropriety. No proof, no concrete evidence, just hot air. Absolutely ridiculous.
*** An absurd, yet hilarious, trivia about this film is that Morgan Freeman was in it, playing the nominally important part of mentor to Banks, but was uncredited - due to, and this is the funny part, "alleged sexual misconduct." That's irony for you.