Well, for one being “for” or “against” RMS is, I think, the wrong
approach. What I find most unfortunate is the (non-) discussion
culture around here and the FSF.
I understand that Twittersphere is (or was?) alight on the topic,
and whenever that happens no even-headed discussion seems possible.
Luckily I don’t take part in that – even as a passive reader, my
time is far too valuable, so I had to follow other links to just
get an idea of what’s going on. This LWN  link (not the article
itself, but the ensuing discussion) seems a good starting point.
There’s a reddit  thread mentioned in one of 's comments which
seems worth reading, too.
My take on the whole story (which can be wrong on many accounts!)
is that Marving Minsky  of the MIT Media Lab was (or was not?)
involved in a sex trafficking affair linked to Jeffrey Epstein ,
who died (apparent suicide) in jail on sex trafficking charges).
Epstein was at the same time sponsor of the MIT media lab, and
Minsky was guest at Epstein’s parties.
This provides an excellent backdrop for gossip media to feed on,
and that’s what they are doing.
Now Stallmann seems to have said that nobody knows whether Minsky
knew this woman (who was 17 at the time) had been told (coerced)
to have sex with him; that it isn’t even known whether sex took
place or not. He might be right.
OTOH, Stallmann’s positions are sometimes harsh and difficult to
digest: some perceive him as offensive. Others would like to see
him shot down for other reasons . And the kind of people coming
out in his defense are not always those I’d feel comfortable
with in some dark corner either , so…
All in all it might be a smart decision for RMS to step out of the
stage in such a situation. I think I’d do in his place. Still, FSF’s
and FSFE’s overly short notices are quite a disappointment to me.
Feel free to correct and complete things. But try to keep calm and
civil – I wouldn’t like this to become Twitter, too.
 Sticking to the original ideals of Free Software, f.ex.
 That kind of people using “SJW” as an insult, for example.