...John Barrowman looks like he will carry on regardless...
I'm not convinced.
On May 6th - only days after the allegations against Clarke and Barrowman broke - an open letter was signed by 900 members of the British entertainment industry calling for “an end to this culture that turns a blind eye to predators and harassers operating in plain sight”.
It seems quiet right now, but we don't know what's going on behind the scenes.
900 industry professionals AND public outcry. That's a lot of pressure for anyone employing John Barrowman right now.
But we'll see.
I'm under the impression that back in the 2005 relaunch there was a strong gay quotient at the top of the chain (Davies, and I think Collinson), Barrowman was chosen very deliberately to fulfil a desired representation in the series, and I am not sure whether he was already friends with the two, but regardless of that the reality of the working environment was just that - if you were on the show as a jobbing actor or crew member you would have been aware of this reality and been very cautious about raising the issue... I do think that is why Barrowman was so fearless in doing what he did, any other show and the conditions would have been different and the management at the top not tolerate such behaviour.
In the end that is what it came down to really - the culture that was generated and enabled by the people at the top. And Barrowman feeling very sure he would get away with it because of that, and who was at the top.