The last thing you want a breaking news story regarding a high-profile sexual misconduct allegation to sound like is a work of short fiction. Given our present model of justice overwhelmingly fails victims, with only 0.6% of sexual assaults in the United States resulting in prosecution, they need all the help they can get.

Yet, when on Sunday night a small millennial lifestyle publisher ran an account of alleged misconduct by actor Aziz Ansari, fiction was exactly what came to mind. Many on social media stated the story reminded them of the viral one night stand horror story Cat Person.