Sometimes I think it's the media that enjoys drama, maybe more than actors and actresses. The latter just want to act and be celebrities. The media, on the other hand, relishes hair and asses on fire. Hairy asses on fire are the best, because that's social justice.

Courtney Love was warning women "back in the day", as were a few others. Hers is an interesting story. I'm sure anyone who put up a fuss paid a price. I can see how people shut up and shrugged, or were too timid or intimidated to speak up. A lot harder to understand is what you're pointing out: almost everybody's a hero now that they're talking to the press, no matter how they played their cards originally.

That's just follow-the-herd journalism. But woe to anyone who has a different take.