Rolling Stone Founder Jann Wenner — Himself Accused of Sexual Assault — Calls the Recent Wave of Allegations ‘a Bit of a Witch Hunt’

Mar 23, 2018  •  Post A Comment

Jann Wenner, the founder and publisher of Rolling Stone magazine, said in an interview with the AP that the #MeToo movement shows a “real absence of due process.”

“The 72-year old Wenner speaks from experience, after a former Rolling Stone employee came forward last year, claiming the media mogul sexually assaulted him in 1983,” the AP reports. “Wenner doesn’t deny something happened between him and his accuser.”

The report quotes Wenner saying of his own situation: “There’s some truth to it, but it does not fit any illegal, immoral, or unethical, or go in any way that direction.” He adds: “All you can say is no, not me too, and wait.”

Speaking more generally, the AP reports that Wenner “said he feels that mere accusations of sexual impropriety are threatening careers, many times without corroboration, with people losing their jobs over ‘some of the most harmless [expletive] things.’”

Wenner is quoted saying in the interview: “Honestly, I do believe it’s a bit of a witch hunt. It’s difficult to get due process because there’s no real place to adjudicate it except in court, which takes forever.”

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