He was found guilty of criminal sex act for assaulting production assistant Mimi Haleyi at his apartment in 2006 and third-degree rape of a woman in 2013. The jury found him not guilty on the most serious charge, predatory sexual assault, that could have resulted in a life sentence.
After avoiding the subject for much of its lifetime, television has begun featuring stories that include rape. And many people are not happy about it. Whether we like it or not, brutal and precisely detailed violence is being used to explore the human condition on television. Demanding an exemption for rape turns rape into something other than a violent crime and undermines all the work activists have done for years.