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04-05-2013, 12:20 AM
orange is better
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It's dumb to continue debating this, but it's also dumb (and dangerous) to let comments like these go without raising an eyebrow.
It's 100% wrong to even suggest that she was faking it when you have no knowledge of the case. The amount of false accusations that actually occur is a lot lower than you might think. In order to accuse someone of **** and pursue charges, the victim needs to be willing to show their face in a crowded courtroom and admit in front of all those people that he/she was *****. They then need to be willing to be grilled by opposing attorneys, called all kinds of names (one that rhymes with "mutt"), have their past dug into (especially when you accuse someone of means like an OHL star / NHL draft pick).
My point is, it's downright irresponsible and shameful behavior to even insinuate that a victim might've made the whole thing up because she didn't want to admit she was willingly with 3 guys after getting tipsy at a party. The stuff a **** victim has to go through after making an accusation is far worse than the "shame" of admitting to friends/family that you willingly slept with a guy or guys.
I highly doubt the prosecution would've taken this case this far if it were totally without merit. Unfortunately, there was a lack of evidence (which is why the case was dismissed), so we'll never truly know what happens.
But personally, I think Cousins got off lightly. And I'll be "happy" for him so long as he uses this second chance for good and never puts himself in a similar situation again, but I'll never "support" Cousins by basically insinuating that the victim was a liar. That's just wrong.
People are being insensitive to how the alleged victim might feel. If what happened actually did happen, I really feel bad for her.
But none of us know any details about the case, so all we can do I'd accept the outcome. Stop making judgement calls when you don't have any intimate knowledge of the case. I'm not "happy" for cousins because honestly, I have no idea if he did anything wrong or not, but I'm also not going to attatch a criminal label to him, because we have just as much proof to suggest either side of the spectrum.
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