You do realise that the situation above was not simply he said / she said, right? That there were multiple women who made similar complaints over a period of years, and yet nothing was done, and in the specific case, legal avenues were being explored?
And even if it were... Do you have any idea how painful it is for rape victims to actually go public (being overwhelmingly women in a patriarchal, victim-blaming society)? In these cases, YES the victim needs to actually have more rights, because we are not playing on a level playing field.
It's very heartening to see the opinions of the president strongly siding in this direction, because I do think it's a very big issue, and especially with PPAU having overwhelmingly male membership, that a clear stance on this is, IMNSHO, definitely likely to increase gender parity in membership.
And, yanno, just be the right thing to do.