Essentially, Elliot became obsessed with the Twitter feeds of Stephanie Guthrie and Heather Reilly in 2012. Though he wrote in a hostile way about his political disagreement with their feminist views, he never threatened them. They nonetheless became fearful that he might harm them in some way.
The vidence did not suport that.
Many people today have a self-image of victimhood that is both impervious to and unrelated to shared facts. If one wishes to tweet in-your-face statements, one should expect some in-my-face ones in return.More.
But the accusers did not expect that at all, and did not see why they should have to.
Reality check: Even so, the news isn’t good. These days, most people think their grand personal narrative ought to trump facts. They hope to gain from narrative more than they would from facts. Harassment will increasingly mean what favoured victim groups want it to mean.
See also: Hollywood’s Variety mag on Truth bomb: “CBS News has since declared “Truth” full of lies, … “which may have hurt the film’s commercial prospects …”
Now Chappaquiddick to be sanitized as new film