"My work may be garbage but it's good garbage." Mickey Spillane
One of the reasons that I am reluctant to name names about those parties is that they included a former president of SFWA, a former president of HWA, and a major figure in the cyberpunk movement. Two of those three no longer live in the US, and I have lost contact with all of them during the years that I withdrew from those communities and stopped going to the parties.
I continued for many years to avoid everyone, partly because I felt that I would not be believed if I spoke out concerning what had gone on in my life. My fears were borne out when an editor said to me, “I can’t take sides. Staying on good terms with H is important to my magazine.” That was in response to my asking why he would no longer assign me to write articles.
The non-fiction agent I had at the time, also represented H. He dropped me as a client because H was the bigger draw, and once the divorce went through I was persona non grata.