Harmon acknowledged specific things he did to Ganz. She called it a master class in how to apologize.
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In age of #MeToo, can there be second chances?If a man abuses his co-workers and apologizes, should he be forgiven? There should be, many experts who study issues surrounding sexual abuse say. Forgiveness must be possible if society wants to reduce instances of sexual misconduct, but experts say it will take work and willingness to change from both the perpetrators and society at large.Many of the apologies men have made after being accused of misconduct during the #MeToo movement have fallen short of what's needed for redemption: Think of Harvey Weinstein, whose apology after a New York Times report in October alleging decades of sexual misconduct included a promise to fight the National Rifle Association and an excuse blaming the culture in the 1960s and 1970s. Thompson said, adding that asking for forgiveness makes you vulnerable, an unfamiliar place for men with power.At times, when famous men, such as the comedian Louis C.K., have made public apologies that are deemed insufficient, it can cause them to retreat from view, said Alissa Ackerman-Acklin, an assistant professor of criminal justice at California State University, Fullerton.Just last week, a former Boston University student stood in a court and presented her own lesson of offering redemption.
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