@Planeforger: I know what he means. This is the basis of the argument that this was a problem because of the implied coercion that he could potentially wield his influence as a means of punishing them should they not comply. However, that is an assumption in the minds of the women and was never stated. He has also not been documented punishing women who did not comply. While a person with social intuition would take into account the women would worry he may punish them if they do not comply, ultimately they still had the ability to walk out and say no and were operating on an assumption that they would get in trouble if they did otherwise. While I fully comprehend this logic, this assumption within their minds that they did not have a choice, was an assumption, not a certainty. Just because people have power does not mean they are no longer allowed to ask consent for sexual acts with others.
With all that in mind, I again say this was a mild sexual misdemeanor at worst.