What an absolute horror of a man.
Any student of history will not be surprised to find that someone exceptional in one area of their life, is deficient in another.
And whilst an over-reaction is possible, even likely, his illustration only demonstrates his generational attitude to sexual harassment.
When confronted by the "What? You can't tell 'er she looks nice?" or "Just bantz, innit." crowd, I find it most effective to put a gay-spin on things: "Your boss is a powerfully built homosexual: how do you feel about him complimenting you on what you wear?"
Unfortunately, Woody isn't taking my calls.
And I think your summary ("they make up rape stories all the time...") is grossly misrepresentative of what he actually said.
Which isn't to say that both "insiders" and the public at large haven't been wilfully ignorant of the sexual predation of children, women and homosexual men by those in positions of influence: the media, the clergy, the political class, the rich and the powerful.
Choose your idols carefully...