In a piece published on Deadline [warning: language], actress and dedicated #MeToo activist Alyssa Milano tried her best to explain why she still supports Joe Biden for president despite the sexual allegations against him.
Although Milano admits it is easy for activists to believe that "things are clearly wrong or clearly right" — a view she describes as "black and white" — it is not always that simple.
"The world is gray," Milano wrote, adding that it is "something we're trying to figure out in the world of social media."
According to Milano, President Trump and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh were both "clearly" guilty of sexual assault.
"Donald Trump's alleged sexual assaults were clearly wrong. Brett Kavanaugh's actions, told consistently over decades by his victim (and supported by her polygraph results), were clearly wrong," Milano wrote. "...As we started holding politicians and business leaders and celebrities around the world accountable for their actions, it was easy to sort things into their respective buckets: this is wrong, this is right. Holding people accountable for their actions was not only right, it was just."
As for the accusations against Biden, Milano says she is convinced it belongs in the "gray" area.
"The allegations against Joe Biden concern me, deeply," she wrote. "He's a man I know, respect, and admire, and who I can't picture doing any of the things of which he's accused. I still support Joe Biden because I believe that's the best choice for that future."