David Schwimmer has said it’s a “terrible – and horrifying – mistake” to lump in individuals such as former Democratic senator Al Franken with “the Harvey Weinsteins of the world”. The Friends star argued that the “spectrum of bad behaviour” was not being recognised, telling Esquire: “I am not excusing any individual’s inappropriate or criminal behaviour here, just pointing out that there is a difference between these two men and their actions—and that difference is critical.” “We should not conflate all claims into one column of bad behaviour. What concerns me is the frequent disregard of facts, context, evidence, and the rule of law. In this current climate, condemnation is swift and merciless.” Read more Schwimmer praised for offering a chaperone during hotel room interview Franken resigned as senator after multiple women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct, including claims of groping. He refuted some of the allegations as “simply not true”, while others he said he “remembered very differently”. Schwimmer criticised the current atmosphere of the #MeToo movement as “too contentious to achieve real progress”, claiming that “real change, real reform, is difficult right now because most men are not going to come to the table when every word spoken… Read full this story
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