I guess I recall the CK stuff from a while ago, because when I started hearing stories breaking I was wondering why it was being brought up again. Last time he wasn't named, but I remember talking with iKeith! during the Film Festival a couple of weeks ago about the I Love You, Daddy I saw before The Florida Project and he mentioned being put off on even seeing the movie because of the previous allegations, and I remembered them at that point too. Regardless, it is something that should be made a big deal of, I'm just surprised at the surprise of this one since I thought we'd already been through it.
I am still super jealous of the people at TIFF who get a chance to put I Love You, Daddy on their year end lists, that's like the exclusive Margaret club or that FFC film with #TeamElle during the road show presentations. Or those lucky few who saw Kanye's seven screen pyramid at Cannes. On another note, not sure how anyone would be surprised that a dude who makes a movie called I Love You, Daddy in 2017 isn't a creep.
As for why Casey and others get by, it's obviously a timing thing. The Weinstein story caught fire and we're seeing the fallout from that, while Casey's Oscar came before, as did A Ghost Story, which sadly doesn't have much chance at any major awards aside from ISAs anyway. The director of Birth of a Nation had the building sexual violence story for months leading up to that film's release, and by the time it released the Sundance buzz had turned until it came and went. I think the larger concern is that the Weinstein story and the ensuing acts of sexual abuse start wearing people down and they start turning their attention elsewhere because of how easy it is for the media to sensationalize these things and lose sight of the tragedy and harm these people have caused. But that's just a thing I've thought about when I hear the occasional person around the office, men and women, who have started to roll their eyes and shrug off the stories, or worse started blaming the victims.
This thread's title is also in poor taste, I think.