Yet another football rape case . . .

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Yet another football rape case . . .

Post by Earl on Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:47 pm

Trigger Warning: Big Fat Heretic, you may not want to read this.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/16/us-usa-california-suicide-idUSBRE93F04320130416
Dead California teen's family sue suspects in sexual assault case







By Laila Kearney
SAN JOSE, California | Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:41pm EDT


(Reuters) - A California teen who family members say killed herself after classmates circulated a photo of her being sexually assaulted by three boys was also scribbled with "markings" that "served to taunt and demean her," her parents' lawyer said on Friday.


New details of events leading up to last September's suicide of Audrie Pott, 15, allegedly assaulted while passed out drunk during a party at a friend's home near San Jose emerged as the girl's parents spoke publicly for the first time about her death and filed suit against the three boys accused in the attack.

Her family says Pott was the latest victim in a disturbing series of cases involving girls or young women being brutalized by sexual assault, then further humiliated when electronic images of their attack are distributed via social media.

The three boys accused of violating her were arrested last week on suspicion of sexual assault by digital penetration and distributing a photo of a minor in sexual positions - both of which are felonies in California.

The sheriff of Santa Clara County, where the alleged assault took place, has said each boy also faces a misdemeanor count of inappropriate touching.

Lawyers for the young defendants issued a statement last week saying that news reports about the case were not accurate and that their clients should be "regarded as innocent."

"Most disturbing is the attempt to link (Audrie's) suicide to the specific actions of these three boys," attorneys Eric Geffon, Alan Lagod and Benjamin Williams said in the statement, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

A juvenile detention hearing for the three boys, all of them now 16 and described as onetime friends of Pott, was set for Tuesday, and the girls' parents said they would attend the proceedings.

'TAUNT AND DEMEAN HER'

A private attorney retained by the girl's family, Robert Allard, previously has asserted that Pott took her own life in a bout of anguish, shamed by circulation of a photo among her high school peers that captured her in the act of being sexually violated while unconscious.

On Monday, Allard further revealed that her body had been drawn on by her attackers, telling Reuters that "the markings in our view served to taunt and demean her."

The wrongful-death lawsuit, filed later in the day in Santa Clara County Superior Court, added that on the morning after the party Pott "awoke to discover that her shorts were off ... and that she had writings or drawings on her body, including near intimate parts."

The suit did not describe the markings, but Allard was quoted by the Los Angeles Times as saying that one of them bore "the name of someone that said, 'Blank was here,' written in marker on her leg."

In the days following the September 2 party, the lawsuit said, the boys made statements and displayed photographs depicting Pott in a way that "falsely indicated that Audrie consented to events ... to which she did not and could not consent."

The lawsuit singles out the three boys and their parents or guardians as defendants, though they are not identified by name in the complaint. Also named as defendants are the couple whose home was the scene of the party and alleged assault. Allard has said they were not home at the time, but their liquor cabinet was raided by youths attending the party.

'I CAN'T DO IT ANYMORE'

Allard was joined at a news conference about the case by Pott's father, mother and stepmother, who recounted how they were initially left baffled as to what prompted their daughter to hang herself in her bathroom. They said it was only after her funeral that rumors of an assault came to their attention and they started to piece together circumstances of the tragedy.

Sheila Pott, the girl's mother, said she had pleaded with her daughter to tell her "what was wrong" after the girl, obviously distraught, had called asking to be picked up early from school.

"'I can't do it anymore,'" the mother recounted her daughter as telling her, adding that she believed then that the girl was referring to bullying she had faced from peers since entering high school.

Added Lisa Pott, the girl's stepmother: "We had no idea what had happened to Audrie until after her memorial service."

Although no suicide note was left, relatives said their own private investigation ultimately uncovered online communications and texts from the girl that explained her death.

"We were able to find statements made by Audrie herself in the last week of her life that draws a direct connection between her death and what the three young men did to her," Lisa Pott said.

Among numerous Facebook messages cited by her stepmother were postings that said: "Everyone knows about that night"; "The whole school is talking about it"; "My life is over." Allard said Pott named two of the suspects in her Facebook messages.

All three boys attended middle school and high school with Pott, who considered them to be her friends, her stepmother said. They all were members of the high school football team but were suspended from the squad following the assault, she said.

"While the world was a far better place when Audrie was alive, it will be a far safer place if these young men are put behind bars and held responsible for their actions," said her father, Larry Pott.

(Writing by Steve Gorman; Editing by Dan Whitcomb and Paul Simao)


Another example of the new barbarism. More evidence of a sick society, replete with a rape culture.

I'm just curious . . . Do any of these conscienceless defense attorneys have any daughters? Oh, I guess it could never happen to one of their own? As the father of two young women, I deeply resent these bums.

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Re: Yet another football rape case . . .

Post by Big Fat Heretic on Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:15 am

Good evening Earl

Well, I read your forum post anyway.

I haven't been posting much, because I have been resting. Yesterday, Monday, April 15,2013 in the morning, I had an appointment with my dentist to have the sutures removed from my gums where he had extracted an abscessed tooth last month. My dentist actually saved my life.

Yeah! Sports destroys people's lives! Our society is willing to move heaven and earth to accommodate sports fans. We even take down public buildings and destroy science museums to make room for new sports arenas.

I'm in a really bad mood right now!!!

This last Sunday morning, they took down City Hall. Yeah, I got up Sunday morning and I heard the rumble as City Hall was demolished. A month earlier, they took down the Insights Science Museum, and last Saturday, they took down the Asarco smoke stacks at the old steel factory.

So, now we don't have City Hall and the Insights Science Museum anymore.

And for what???

To make room for a new sports arena! Yeah! A great big fucking sandbox for retards to play in!

I will post about this in another topic.

But, it seems we will do anything, including destroying city land marks to accommodate these fucking retards who rape our women and young teen age girls!

We destroy cities, and we destroy human lives!

Yeah! Women and teenage girls must be raped for the love of sports.

I hope those three football punks who raped that young girl gets sent away for a long long long long long time, sent so far away where they can't even hear the dogs barking!

Also, I think that if you harass someone, and that person commits suicide because of it, then you should get the death penalty for driving someone to their death.

Yes, I know, that young girl took her own life, but those three football punks who raped her are murderers!!!
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