I didn't comment on this because people seemed to think there was potential there and it is all too long ago that I don't remember clearly enough but, yeah, it is one of these things that do not make sense if you have any sense of history.
And it is quite a sin for writers to ignore history when the show is less than a decade old.
I was going by what DRW50 said earlier in the thread about having first-hand knowledge of the ladies involved.
Let's rephrase my point and say he may have had first-hand or contemporary knowledge of Beecroft's issues at the time enough that he was comfortable this was the truth.
I obviously have no way of knowing but I think the underlying point of what his motives might be in the context of him seemingly making an exception here stands.