It is unclear if this is based on Penn's true belief or if it is because of his relationship with disgraced newsman Charlie Rose who was hit by his own #MeToo movement accusations.
Sean Penn is still vehemently against the #MeToo movement, this time insisting that the campaign against sexual misconduct didn’t inspire his new Hulu series, “The First.”
“I’d like to think that none of it was influenced by what they call the movement of #MeToo,” Penn, 58, told “Today” on Monday. “I think it’s influenced by the things that are developing in terms of the empowerment of women who’ve been acknowledging each other and being acknowledged by men. This is a movement that was largely shouldered by a kind of receptacle of the salacious.”
“We don’t know what’s a fact in many of the cases,” he explained. “‘Salacious’ is as soon as you call something a movement that is really a series of many individual accusers, victims, accusations, some of which are unfounded. The spirit of much of what has been the #MeToo movement is to divide men and women.”
“I’m gonna say that women that I talk to — not in front of a camera, that I listen to, of all walks of life — that there’s a common sense that is not represented at all in the discussion when it comes to the media discussion of it, the discussion where ‘if Sean Penn says this, so and so’s going to attack him for saying this, because of that.’ ”