In the wake of sexual assault/impropriety revelations, I hear a lot of people claim that these situations often unjust. Recently, 100 french women, including Catherine Deneuve published a letter, saying, among other things, that:
Men have been punished summarily, forced out of their jobs when all they did was touch someone's knee or try to steal a kiss
I don't have a good definition of "stealing a kiss", so would rather concentrate on "touching a knee" and similar actions, such as brushing hand on back or buttocks (no squeezing), touching arm.
So, have any public figure been fired or even resigned due to an incident involving such unwanted touching alone?
I could only come up with one case, Garrison Keillor claiming that he was fired because of the following incident:
I put my hand on a woman’s bare back, I meant to pat her back after she told me about her unhappiness and her shirt was open and my hand went up it about six inches. She recoiled. I apologized.