It's just people and in certain industries you will get more of this behaviour than others. As long as folk can get somewhere by acquiescing to some kind of sexual exploitation this kind of shit will occur.
In the same way that some people overlook problem behaviour that talented people indulge in because the same people value (and profit) from what they do. There's is too much symbiosis for it not to occur at all. You can try and mitigate it and I'm sure metoo has had a positive impact in that regard but some things just are.
Being stared at by a guy can ring alarm bells. It can make you get the fuck out of Dodge .. or wherever it is that particular guy is located. Women when they're out and about always have their radar on even if it's just running quietly in the background. Sometimes a look can be just wrong. It tells you to get away from there. I won't elaborate, I'm just telling you. It's an instinct thing. A look may not harm but it's certainly not nothing. So when another woman tells me a guy was looking at them wrong, I listen.
But I can think of an example where I personally think the metoo movement has gone too far ... when someone's arse is pinched - sure that's not right, but it's not fucking "#Metoo".
Ben Affleck's wiki: During the Me Too movement in 2017, Affleck was accused by two women of inappropriate behavior. Actress Hilarie Burton stated that, during an on-air appearance on TRL Uncensored in 2003, Affleck "wraps his arm around me, and comes over and tweaks my left boob". Affleck responded on Twitter: "I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize." Annamarie Tendler, a makeup artist, claimed Affleck allegedly "grabbed my ass at a Golden Globes party in 2014 ... He tried to play it like he was politely moving me out of the way.”
He has an alcohol problem - on those occasions he was shit-faced! Is it unwanted? Is it unpleasant? Should he know better? Yes yes yes. But he's not a fucking Weinstein, he's a bloke who gets a bit handsy when he's smashed. Slap his face, he won't do it again. These women need to avoid Italy.
I think Gilliam probably had his reasons or experience to make his point, but it's the wrong point. He comes at it with a biased perspective.
Weinstein had private detectives come after women who accused him. I don't know what can be scarier than that?
One of my turning points on this was when my wife and I would walk around a nearby park after work in the early evening. I'd run around the park one way and she'd walk around the other. I was sick or something one evening and told her I wouldn't be running and told her to walk without me. As it was early evening, she said she didn't feel safe doing that. When we'd run/walk, we were always in eye sight of each other. Her declining to walk without me made me realize that women have a lot more to fear in certain situations that I took for granted.
The most shocking anecdote was from the journalist who approached HW for a quote on his latest film, which he brushed off, saying it was his brother's - and then he came after the journo to tell her not to print what he'd said, finally screaming 'get this fucking cunt out of here' etc. etc. Genuinely shocking, disturbing stuff.