on the Ohio rape case?
The facts of the case:
1. Two high school athletes, one black, one white (ages 16 & 17) rape a 16 year old white girl over a period of 6 hours at various locations.
2. They also took videos/pics of the girl naked and posted them online and in some social media.
3. The girl was intoixicated throughout most of the ordeal, and has little memory of what happened.
4. Williams weighed in on the subject three days ago to say that the girl should never have been in that situation in the first place and that she was not sure the boys got fair treatment.
5. They boys got, repectively, two years in a juvenile facility and one year in the same facility. This was the minimum allowable sentence.
1. The perps should have gotten MUCH more jail time than they got.
2. While it's true that they girl acted fooishly by getting drunk at a party, in no way, shape or form does that justify what happened to her. Anybody have any guesses on how many high school girls get drunk at parties each weekend night in America?
3. The media should be ripping Serena Williams a new one over her comments, but she seems to be getting a free pass. Only fellow tennis player Maria Sharapova has called her out for her comments.
quote: LINK wiki summary of the rape case LINK
TENNIS STAR Serena Williams put her size-10 foot in her mouth by blaming the 16-year-old victim of the notorious Steubenville, Ohio, rape case for putting “herself in that position.”
Williams made the foul claim, according to an upcoming Rolling Stone magazine profile, when she saw a TV report about the two Ohio football players being tossed in jail for the brutal sexual assault.
“Do you think it was fair, what they got?” Williams asked the Rolling Stone interviewer, shaking her head. “They did something stupid, but I don’t know.”
Then Williams dug herself in further, according to excerpts obtained by Deadspin
“I’m not blaming the girl,” she said, “but if you’re a 16-year-old and you’re drunk like that, your parents should teach you: Don’t take drinks from other people. She’s 16, why was she that drunk where she doesn’t remember?”
Williams, 31 and currently the top-ranked female tennis player in the world, went on to say that what happened to the girl “could have been much worse.”
“She’s lucky,” Williams said. “Obviously I don’t know, maybe she wasn’t a virgin, but she shouldn’t have put herself in that position, unless they slipped her something, then that’s different.”
This post was edited on 6/22 at 8:12 pm