I think it’s a great win for women’s voice and no one can use the threat of “defamation” to push us down. Even so, I think that in such cases, empowered and privileged women should raise their protest THEN and THERE. Why wait years or decades before coming out (in many cases) only when the guilty party is running for public office? Don’t you allow the offender to get away with a lot by letting his transgression remain hidden for so much time?
I am fine to make allowance for a woman constrained by circumstances, who did not have the means to stand up at a particular point in time, to talk about the incident many years later. But women who are blessed enough to be in control of their own lives, should not lose any time