“I later sat in my hotel room alone and wept. I wept because I had gone up the elevator when I knew better. I wept because I had let him touch my shoulders. I wept because at other times in my life, under other circumstances, I had not been able to leave.” In The Atlantic, Brit Marling reflects on Harvey Weinstein and the Economics of Consent.

+ WaPo: Bill O’Reilly comes to Bill O’Reilly’s defense. (Here’s something to watch: Weinstein gave a half apology when cornered. O’Reilly is lashing out, like Trump, who became president. Trump was schooled by Roy Cohn: Never apologize. Never admit anything. Attack, attack, attack. And, sadly, it worked. The golden rule for guys like Trump is that if you give even an inch, you’re done for. We have to make the deniers and attackers pay a price, or we’re going to see the O’Reilly/Trump tactic used over and over.)

+ “Harvey Weinstein. Bill O’Reilly. Roger Ailes. Bill Cosby. The Catholic Church … Those cases — and especially the unfolding Weinstein scandal — have sparked criticism that the agreements allow powerful companies and individuals to stave off scrutiny and continue abusive practices. Now, there is a move afoot to place clear restrictions on their use.” From the LA Times: Weinstein scandal puts nondisclosure agreements in the spotlight. (NDAs shouldn’t apply when there’s been a crime committed. NDAs shouldn’t apply when public safety is at risk. NDAs just shouldn’t…)

+ LA Times: After 38 women accuse filmmaker James Toback of sexual harassment, 200 more reach out to share their stories.

+ Famed (and infamous) fashion photographer Terry Richardson has been banned from working with Vogue and other leading mags.

+ “Kitti Jones left her home and career for a relationship with the R&B idol. That’s when she says the abuse began. Now she’s speaking out.” From Rolling Stone: Surviving R. Kelly.