@Count_Zero: A bit delayed on my part by commenting just now but I have to admit I didn't realize Harlan Ellison, one of my favorite Sci-Fi writers, has been involved with so much contentious behavior on his part.
You did a great job of explaining what he's done, citing resources as well, and ( a bit sadly for Ellison) pointed out that he's been, as you put it, a jerk.
Being a successful person, regardless of genre or field, does not entitle one to be inappropriate, and it sounds like he's been that way. I've always known he's been outspoken but perhaps accounts of his statements and opinions have been tailored to make it look like he's just been a cantankerous guy. There is a distinction between being opinionated and being an ass, and this lawsuit and other incidents are making me think he's been more of the latter.
No one is perfect. Still, it doesn't hurt to act professional and to be a decent man. Maybe I am being judgmental and I will always enjoy a number of his stories and even accounts involving Ellison but I agree, he needs to tone it down because he won't leave this life with a good impression on many people.
Nice job on the video, I really enjoyed the discussion you provided, well thought out, written and taped.