"I'll give you ten dollars toward psychological treatment, but I won't give toward his defense because I think he's guilty."
"Why do you think he's guilty? Kids lie all the time."
"I heard that he had a relationship with a former student and got her pregnant while she was still under age. Is that true?
Mr. Pervert's supporter turned and left without a word.
So they did know, and they let him get away with it until he did it again and got caught.
I realize that I could have spoken with more compassion and diplomacy and with less judgement and censure. If I could go back in time, I would give the five dollars and shut up... On second thought, I would probably say exactly the same thing. My whole blog is a reflection of what could be seen as the fatal character flaw of someone who speaks her mind with little regard for the consequences.
So what were the consequences?