Last year, before his Oscar campaigning began for Manchester, Affleck settled those two lawsuits for a reported $4 million. Around that same time, his wife left him.
If America’s long past of pardoning White male indecency is any indication, Casey’s odds at avoiding any uncomfortable questions about the allegations are much better than Nate Parker’s. And if the examples of Woody Allen, Sean Penn and Charlie Sheen don’t show that we don’t just forgive these transgressions, we reward them, look no further than our president-elect.
Or Dylan Roof, who was gently removed by authorities after killing innocent church goers. My guy Curtis Snow got beat by SWAT team for grieving at his own grand daddy’s funeral.
It’s interesting to see what offenses American society deems unacceptable and who is ultimately granted mercy for these offenses in the court of public opinion. Who is a troubled kid and who is a super predator? Who is a lone wolf and who’s a terrorist?