To answer the title of your post...No, you cannot R with this type of thinking.
Poor judgement is a given, for all WS. But what made him judge so poorly? The underlying stuff. And basically, he's claiming that there isn't anything there, no underlying issue...but if he's baiting THREE women. Um, that means there is an issue, and he doesn't want to look at it.
R is not possible without looking at the transgressions and choices fully - picking them up like a rock and examining every nook and cranny. Turning it over and around and exploring every perspective and possibility.