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Here is one that has us sitting on a fence scratching at our heads attempting to figure out which side to fully get behind – something we are not altogether familiar with… Malik Richmond and Trent Mays – Steubenville High School football players, are at the center of alleged rape charges and overall sexual misconduct with an overly inebriated 15-year-old girl from West Virginia, reports The NY Times.
The duo are being charged as youths for taking sexual liberties with said girl while transporting her from party to party and, at times, throughout the evening, sexually violating her all the while in plain sight of cohorts, while brazenly documenting their acts on cell phone captured videos and photographs.
Outrageous, no? But hardly a new phenom in the age of social media.
We say we are ‘on the fence’ as, after reading above linked article, among other materials HERE, there seems to a compounded series of actions lacking any level of common sense by all parties involved. Starting with the mention of fetes being hosted by coaching staff for their players post games. Actions which the town is allegedly aware of…
We are also on the fence due to the fact that young men would be willing to take advantage of a girl who is otherwise unable to convey lucid consent to sexual activities is from anything new. Movies are made and countless stories written about such – time and again.
That supposed dozens of spectators traversed the scene and did nothing to intervene is also of no great shock. Peer pressure is as old as time. A sad state of affairs but its the ugly truth.
We also remain troubled in that this 15-year-old would throw herself into harms way by consuming enough alcohol to pass out and be sexually violated in plain sight of spectators. This act bares asking the simple question of ‘how could you be so stupid!’ Quickly to be followed up by ‘where were your (supposed) friends?’
We have been privy to many a similar circumstance where we have had to play sitter to overly indulgent amigos and have had to keep them from waking up to some large regret at the hands of folks flippantly acting out on opportunity presenting itself. People aren’t all good at heart – that is just a myth.
We don’t however understand how folks don’t come forward to fill in the missing parts of this story… Because of all we’ve read there seems to be as many missing pieces as the victims memory post midnight.
Like for instance: was she being supplied with continuous alcohol by these jocks or was she willingly pursuing refills of her own accord. And where were her friends she attended the party with or did she in fact attend on her lonesome?
Don’t get it twisted, y’all. We don’t condone in any shape, way or form the taking advantage of anyone who isn’t in control of some faculty. We just don’t see the fun in that AT ALL. But as culpable as Richmond and Mays are – not to mention their entourage – this girl bares a smidge of responsibility all her own that no amount of blame can erase.
Unidentified source is calling for culprits to identify themselves prior to a January 1st deadline where they will divulge names, addresses, SS #’s et al of those culpable.
Kudos! Sexual assault victim Savanna Dietrich – the seventeen year old victim who stood up against her attackers and the Kentucky courts system by publicly releasing the names of the two Lacrosse players who sexually molested her after she passed out at a party and documented their exploits with photos – has prevailed.
You may recall that attorney David Mejia, who represented one of the two teenage boys Austin Zehnder and Will Frey III involved in the case, had filed a motion to hold Dietrich in contempt of court for going against the imposed gag order and twitting the names after a plea deal was put on the table and accepted for the perverts.
Word late Monday afternoon was that the motion was being withdrawn, clearing Dietrich of any potential prosecution which could have seen the already victimized teen facing 180 days in jail and paying a $500 fine. (Ain’t that some shit?) With the motion now being formally withdrawn, Dietrich is free to publicly address her ordeal.
Let the chorus sing.
“What could contempt do now?” Mejia is quoted as stating to the Courier Journal.
Our sentiment exactly!
You should have abstained from overly attempting to protect the likes of someone who would engage in such acts from the get go… Cuz if they are doing this type of act as teens, what the hell will they be doing when their dumbasses get away with it and get to college?
Mejia further expresses his dismay at Dietrich’s actions and his discontent at his clients poor portrayal. And he ain’t to happy about folks worldwide – like us – publishing their names as the sickos they are.
His “privacy has been trampled. He’s accused of things he didn’t do. Anybody who looks at (the postings online) believes things about this kid that are false,” he states.
Hmmmm… Let us see about calling up a pity party for him tout suite.
We would expect Mejia to say nothing else – that is what he is getting paid for – but here is the thing – we ain’t buying it.
What we are doing is singing the real victims praise for having the conviction of standing up for herself against a system – and the likes of Mejia – that not only looked to protect her attackers but impose a gag order to bar her against from defending herself. Cuz kids will be kids – as the saying goes – but the actions of these two were not of kids, they were the actions of sexually sick individuals.
Now all that is left is having these two cowards being placed on a sex offender registry!
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Comedic actor and sometimes lewd mess Andy Dick, here pictured attempting to tongue Fred Durst at the MTV VMA’s circa 01, has been arrested for alleged sexual assault in West Virginia, FoxNews reports .
“Based upon statements of two victims and independent witness accounts alleging that he had engaged in unwanted and uninvited groping of the two victims’ genital areas, Andrew R. Dick (AKA Andy Dick) of South Pasadena, Calif., was arrested and charged with two counts of Sex Abuse in the First Degree,” Huntington Police Department statement reads.
The one time uber funny and talented “News Radio” alum has, in recent years, been on a steadfast downward spiral with alcohol and narcotics his constant companion. Seriously y’all this mothafucka has been thru rehab more times than LiLo and Winehouse put together.
This marks one additional bout with molestation charges – which violates his 2008 probation on a similar conviction involving a teen.
Sad part in the story is that Dick is actually funny. But brotha man, one can only look past a talents shortcomings but so many times before you get written off!