So, I know I'm way behind on this discussion here, but I had to thrown in my two cents.
I want to believe Fowler. I want to give her the benefit of the doubt, because we need to in order for women who are victimized to feel like they can come forward without fear.
BUT. On the flip side of that, how do you go about proving these allegations without making her feel like you don't believe her? True or not, you can't just take someone at their word over something like this. There has to be others, there has to be proof, because what you're talking about here is potentially ruining Brian Wood's career and livelihood.
Without proof, without other people stepping forward, the best she can hope for is staying away from him and people around her watching her back and helping keep them separated. It sucks, but without proof, I'm not willing to condemn the man. Innocent until proven guilty. It's all hearsay.
If there's as many women stepping forward in private as Fowler claims, and I have no more reason to believe there isn't as I do to believe there is, then there's proof. They step forward and they could get the justice they're wanting. By staying silent they're hurting no one but themselves.
I just can't in good conscience boycott this guys' work and slam him and call him names without more than one woman's say-so. That's not reasonable. That's not rational.
But I suppose my opinion isn't valid. I don't really read this dude's crummy books anyway.