He was one of the least famous, least powerful men to be brought down by the #MeToo movement. A year later, the fallout continues. 
My story looks at the aftermath of a little known #MeToo case. When we endlessly expand the categories of victim and perpetrator anyone, regardless of innocence, can be targeted and found worthy of destruction.
Justice, like truth, is often hard to find. Social media complicates the search for both by intensifying social dynamics. Here is a powerful essay by on the witch-hunt dynamics that kick in, even among journalists, after a #MeToo accusation:
I have a feeling we're going to be seeing more and more pieces investigating #MeToo allegations. This one by is devastating.
This is a must-read story from the great
Should it really be controversial to suggest as does here, that "When an accusation is lodged, we must respond with fairness, not frenzy."
Last week published my story about journalist Jon Kaiman after he was publicly accused by two women, both former friends, of behaving badly during separate sexual encounters, 4 years apart. His career is now over and he has been suicidal
Journalist Jonathan Kaiman is one of the least famous, least powerful men to be brought down by the #MeToo movement. A year later, the fallout continues., writes
Yesterday published a deep dive on the story of Jonathan Kaiman, whom we describe as “one of the least famous, least powerful men” to get caught in the #metoo moment and the devastating impact the accusations have had on his life. [thread]
More extraordinary journalism from the magnificent . Read this with an open mind
"We need to recognize that a misunderstanding, even one about sex, is not a sufficient cause to result in the obliteration of someone's psyche and desire to live," writes in this must-read piece
Important, difficult piece from on the damaging excesses of the #MeToo movement.
I find the idea that I can't simultaneously root for the very good and worthy and unfinished parts of #MeToo while finding a case like this one profoundly disturbing really silly and counterproductive
Was it necessary to destroy the career of LA Times Beijing bureau chief, Jon Klaiman? He's no threat to anyone. As explains, it doesn't matter. His career is ruined whether he deserved it or not so someone could be a #metoo hero.
The fiercest critic of the piece is one of Kaiman’s accusers, . has appended Sonmez’s critique to the end of the story so that readers can read and judge for themselves
"How do you defend yourself in a trial by Twitter? Kaiman discovered you can't." from via
Read this wonderful article by Emily Yoffe about "unfairly accused men becoming road kill on the way to a more equitable future." She nails the problems of women refusing to take responsibility for their sexual mistakes and ambivalence.
“Anyone, regardless of innocence, can be targeted and found worthy of destruction. And long after the headlines have faded, the damage continues to accrue.” / Horrific, terrifying, heartbreaking. How did we devolve into this? Via ⁦
“Tucker & Sonmez each expressed concerns about the effect on their own lives of coming forward… But the professional lives of both women appear to be thriving… Shortly after Sonmez released her letter about Kaiman, she was hired by the Washington Post.”
“Should it really be controversial to propose, as Emily Yoffe does in this compelling and thoughtful piece, that ‘When an accusation is lodged, we must respond with fairness, not frenzy.’” — Laura Kipnis
beat me to the punch on this - Kaiman's girlfriend kindly reached out me when I was in the MeToo-ish barrel earlier this year - and I am glad she did, because every word of this: Yes.
Pretty horrifying story. He was one of the least famous, least powerful men to be brought down by the #MeToo movement. A year later, the fallout continues.  via
Terrific and absolutely infuriating article. Money graf:
This investigation by makes for terrible but vital reading #MeToo #YesAllMen
Lots of great arguments and ideas in this powerful piece by Emily Yoffe on the excesses of the #MeToo movement. HT
He was one of the least famous, least powerful men to be brought down by the #MeToo movement. A year later, the fallout continues.  via
So excited to have in the pages of with a must-read story about the least famous man to get #MeToo -ed: Jonathan Kaiman, a journalist whose life was ruined after two drunken hookups he says were consensual.
fantastic piece by on how #MeToo destroyed an obscure (to most) journalist who wasn't even accused of anything resembling sex assaults. They were just regretted hookups. And why exactly did broadcast them to the planet?
Horrifying story of how a man had his career derailed in the wake of the #MeToo moral panic by two accusers, even though both acknowledged their sexual encounters with him were consensual.  via
Lengthy investigation by into a #metoo incident involving an ex-LA Times reporter. The process recalls the environment & procedures of many campus TIX tribunals (the first HR inv’r was a nice touch in particular)
Terrible story. The #MeToo movement is bringing out latent sadism in some women: He was one of the least famous, least powerful men to be brought down by the #MeToo movement. A year later, the fallout continues.  via
He was one of the least famous, least powerful men to be brought down by the #MeToo movement. A year later, the fallout continues.  via
An important article on the excesses of #metoo
Printed this out and read it over Shabbos. FCCC comes off looking absolutely terrible
This is just a sad story, in part because the reporter was so clearly part of the respectable media that he can't even really find it in himself to blame them for his obliteration. He should follow Halperin's example, find another publisher for his book.
. offers a magisterial appraisal of #MeToo by dissecting the case of an accused journalist. 1) #MeToo was necessary. No civilized society tolerates predators. 2) Due process is mandatory, always.
Too many important passages to share from this wonderful piece. Just read the whole thing.
"[C]reating injustice today does not undo the harms of the past; instead it undermines the integrity of the necessary effort to address sexual misconduct." – via
What a terrifying story. What a terrifying time to be a man who’s had a sex life. ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦