In S6:E11 of Bojack Horseman, after Bojack gets out of rehab, he is threatened with the possibility of reporters exposing past misdeeds of his. At timestamp 4:00:
Diane: "What did you do this time?"
Bojack: "I haven't done anything - since I got out of rehab, I have been on my best behavior."
Todd: "But, before rehab..."
Bojack: "No! They can't get me on old shit. I'm a different person now."
And my interpretation is that this is true. Bojack seems like a different person for good, and at least since rehab he has undeniably been better. Later in the episode,
Bojack decides to lie to the reporter and deny her accusations.
It's pretty clear that the show discourages this behavior. My question is this: what does the show tell us that Bojack should have done instead? When you have "old shit" as Bojack does, and you have come to terms with it yourself (as you must when you become an accountable person), what should your attitude be about your past transgressions, and about people finding out about them? It seems clear that you can't just admit everything all at once, like tweet it all out, especially if there are victims who do not deserve that particular spotlight if they don't want it. But it also seems clear that you cannot lie when people ask about them.