Skip to main content

The Roundtable: Accountability and Outrage

What does the Deshaun Jackson case tell us about consent and consequences in the #Metoo era?

A panel of commentators joined Roundtable to discuss sexual harassment, abortion, and other current hot-button issues. In this segment, the panel discusses the Deshaun Jackson sexual misconduct case.

Sarah Manski notes that the investigation of the NFL star, accused of sexually assaulting a series of masseuses, ended without serious consequences for the athlete.

"Where's the #MeToo movement? Where's the outrage? I think part of it is just exhaustion," she says. "We need to stand up and require that he receive more of a punishment than he's getting."

Tracey Hoyos Lopez adds that the lack of public attention may be a reason that Jackson isn't facing the end of his career.

"The NFL has spent its entirety of its existence covering up for men with these insane patterns of behavior and not holding them accountable," she says. 

"Accountability only comes when there is public outrage."

Scroll to Continue

Recommended for You

Watch the full discussion below:

Roundtable Guests:

Tracy Hoyos Lopez, Attorney, Former Prosecutor

Joy Villa, #1 Billboard Charting Singer, Actress, Producer

Michael Loftus, Host, The Loftus Party Podcast

Dr. Sarah Manski, Professor of Business and Global Affairs, George Mason University