I'm not sure that this is correct. I think that the French media, in particular have begun to question how they treat reports of sexual misbehavior. I was interviewed on this subject by Libé yesterday, but the article in which I am quoted is behind the paywall, so I can't read to it. But my feeling is that a lot of soul-searching is underway. Many initial reactions are expressions of shock, but underneath the hostility to "American justice" and its "brutal" ways is, I think, a recognition that France has been too tolerant of macho misbehavior and will have to change its ways. After all, a country that claims to be concerned with the subaltern treatment of women by one of its minorities can't fail to recognize that its majority has also tolerated and remained silent about a fair amount of oppressive behavior toward women as well.
UPDATE: Pierre Haski on the difficulty of drawing the line.