Sexual Assault and abuse occur where there is an imbalance of power between the victim and the abuser. The abuser is the powerful one. The sexual assault victim is powerless.
Nowhere is this power imbalance more obvious than between music icon and those eager to break into the music business, sports heroes and those longing to be in the world of sports, world famous photographers and actors trying to further their careers, or break into the industry, directors on set, who control everything in the environment, and have unlimited power and access to all of those on set, studios, networks, streaming platforms, entertainment industry icons, celebrities with great wealth and power who advantage of those less powerful.
These rich, white, powerful predators feel invincible and that they can get away with anything.
Added to this lethal mix of fame and power, is sex and drugs. Drugs, which render a victim helpless with the words, “Here, take these.”