Following accusations that Women's March co-founder Linda Sarsour enabled the sexual harassment and assault of Asmi Fathelbab, BuzzFeed News got in touch with Sarsour to get her side of the story.
The problem with Sarsour's defense is that one BuzzFeed article doesn't absolve her of any wrongdoing. It's certainly possible that Fathelbab exaggerated her version of events or even didn't tell the entire truth, but that doesn't discredit the idea that she could've been sexually harassed or assaulted. An affidavit saying that Sarsour defended Seif actually proves Fathelbab right, in that she took his side over his accuser's.
And email correspondence proves nothing unless it is made public for everyone to decide. Witness statements are also only so good as to whether you believe their version of events. We believed everyone in Hollywood that people like Harvey Weinstein or Kevin Spacey weren't total dirtbags until all of their accusers started coming forward telling their stories.