Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Rape victim says judge 'right about women's drunkenness'

A rape victim whose attack led to a judge saying drunk women were putting themselves in danger has defended the comments, saying the judge was "right".

Megan Clark, 19, was raped by a man she met in Burger King when she was drunk after a night out in Manchester.

The trial sparked controversy after the judge said the drunken behaviour of some women was putting them at risk.

Miss Clark told the Victoria Derbyshire programme the judge told women to "be careful", saying it was "good advice".

The teenager, who waived her right to anonymity to speak to the programme, said she took the judge's comments in "a positive way", adding that she did not believe she was "victim-blaming".
"She was right in what she said," Miss Clark said, in her first interview.

Judge Lindsey Kushner sparked the row in her comments during the sentencing of Ricardo Rodrigues-Fortes-Gomes

BBC    News.