Some classy victim blaming on Fox News, where the alleged rape of a 14 year-old girl apparently merits accusations that the victim is a liar and a criminal.
Having claimed that “there are telltale signs of this girl actually lying”, criminal defence attorney Joseph DiBenedetto told viewers that — even if she had been raped — she should have expected this having left home without her parents’ knowledge to go drinking with friends.
“But what did she expect to happen at 1 a.m. in the morning after sneaking out?”
“I’m not saying — assuming that these facts are accurate and this did happen — I’m not saying she deserved to be raped, but knowing the facts as we do here including what the prosecutor has set forth, this case is going nowhere and it’s going nowhere quick.”
This by far from the first victim blaming controversey on the Murdoch-owned channel.
Last year commentator Dana Perino said that women who are victims of violence should “make better decisions”.