Yes, they did. Not that the book itself really has anything to say about homosexuality one way or the other. And KnightWriter, I don't understand where the line is. What about, for instance, the numerous directors who have done awful things to their actors in the process of filming e.g., Kubrick, Herzog, Cameron, Hitchcock? How awful does something have to be? What if the person regretted whatever he did? Does it matter if it was acceptable at the time?