I don’t think he’s being a religious fanatic. I think he’s just being cautious, because he’s afraid that not every woman will tell the truth. Many teachers and other school employees have been victims of false sex crime allegations, with little repercussion for the students whose versions of events are automatically accepted.
Joe Biden was accused of impropriety when all he did was give a woman a friendly peck on the cheek. These types of things minimize the gravity of sexual assault claims that are real and devastating, but they unfortunately do happen. This is why people, both men and women, need to be cautious to avoid compromising situtions or appearances that can be misconstrued. I don’t blame anyone concerned about their reputation requesting that more than one person be present.