"I don't think that matters anymore - your career is doomed if someone 'higher' than you points a finger at you. Then the media-machine takes over and no-one will ever admit to liking your work even if acquitted."
It's not new, sadly. Remember what happened to "Fatty" Arbuckle? this is the age of trial by media apparently - sense and justice are cast aside. IF he is found guilty then fine, throw the book at him, but he has to be found guilty of more than accusation and rumour.