Poll: A year into #MeToo, public worried about false allegations

About a year after the #MeToo movement gained prominence, a new poll finds most of the public is equally concerned for young men facing possible false allegations as they are for young women facing sexual assault.

The Morning Consult survey follows the divisive nomination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who, during a charged Senate hearing, mourned the damage to his reputation after several women accused him of sexual harassment or assault, which Kavanaugh denied. He was confirmed to sit on the country’s highest court Saturday.

President Donald Trump, referencing Kavanaugh, appeared to be tapping into a popular sentiment when he said earlier this month that it was “a very scary time for young men in America, when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of.”