According to a 2011 survey in the UK, workplace bullying is more widespread in the arts than even the armed forces.
There is undoubtedly silence around the issue. Perhaps it's because people make allowances for what they see as artistic temperament, when in fact it's just a lack of human decency. Perhaps there's some hero-worship going on; and it may be that in an area where more people want to work than there are jobs, there is more room for exploitative behaviour.
Can artistic vision/passion/drive lead to a hostile work environment? And if so, are we more willing to put up with it because of its creative intent?