She could accuse him of inappropriate behavior. You can’t trust anyone today, unfortunately. My Sister Has An Awesome Redhead Sister True Story. Goes both ways. He has every right to fear a bogus assault claim and she has every right to be incredulous that he would make such a request. We don’t have a trusting society any longer. Everybody is a suspect. If I were in politics, I would always have witnessed around. I can understand this paranoia in the me-too era. Personally, it wouldn’t matter what the gender of the person was, but I would always have supportive people with me.