There have always been legendary tales of Harvey acting like a douche, but until recently they were always held up as extreme macho management and part of the dominant personality that got him where he is today-an unpleasant, shouty boss who always got his way because nobody would stand up to him and make him behave himself. And that has happened in the open for years and years
The sexual element has been conveniently ignored by people in the business who daren’t stand up to him. It must have been easy to say “It’s just Harvey being Harvey”, particularly in an industry where young actresses have always been treated as chattels.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. This is probably why male industry players are keeping their heads down - there is so much of this stuff going on that they daren’t draw attention to themselves.