A Poet Says He Was Dubiously Accused Of Sexual Abuse During The Height Of MeToo. His Writing Is Helping Him Survive.


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At the height of the #MeToo movement, any male with even the slightest profile in the media, publishing, or the arts seemed to get accused of abusing women.

The evidence against these men was almost always nonexistent outside of an accusation, which is why we were told we must “believe all women” and that not believing them meant one was supportive of sexual abuse. Accusations covered the gamut from rape and domestic violence to mere mean words.

One of the accused men was Joseph Massey, who has just written an article about his experience and his life after “cancellation” over at Quillette. Massey admits to being a terrible drunk in his 20s and 30s, but provides evidence that the accusations against him had more to do with jealousy than any actual sexual abuse.

Massey wrote that he had a two-and-a-half-year affair with fellow poet Kate Colby, who did not respond to a Daily Wire press inquiry. He wrote that

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