Are you ready for your blood to boil? Like, literally start bubbling beneath your skin and come out of your eyes and ears as it reveals your red hot rage? Well, then, do I have the video for you!
Grab a pillow to punch and a bottle of wine to down before you listen to Fox News' "expert guest", Criminal defense attorney Joseph DiBenedetto make a case for why the alleged Maryville rape victim — Daisy Coleman, the 14-year-old girl who was raped by an older high school student in 2012 — was asking to be assaulted. He delivers such gems as "nobody forced her to drink", "the easy way out here is 'mom, someone took advantage of me'", "what did she expect to happen at 1am in the morning after sneaking out? I'm not saying... that she deserved to be raped, but knowing the facts..."
This is so sick, and it's hard to know where to begin in addressing the bald-faced victim-blaming that's happening here. If the crux of his argument is that teen girls sneaking out get what they deserve, well then sir, you are deeply fucked up. Teens sneak out at night all the time. It's called being a teenager. I shimmied down the side of my house, got drunk and high with friends, and no, I didn't expect to be raped. But maybe I'm an idiot to expect that after all that sneaking out, my body still belongs to me.
Host Shepard Smith goes on to say that DiBenedetto’s interpretation of events was a “far jump.” YA THINK? “What you’ve done, Joseph, is taken an alleged victim of rape and turned her into a liar and a crime committer,” the Smith said. “That’s a far jump from a 1,000 miles away.”
“That’s one way to look at it,” DiBenedetto replied. “Assuming that is the case, she wouldn’t be the first and she wouldn’t be the last.”
*Rips pillow to shreds, finishes bottle of wine, and uncorks another two.*