Serena Williams Thinks the Steubenville Rape Victim Was Asking For It


Because you were waiting with bated breath for Serena Williams’ thoughts on the Steubenville rape case: she thinks the 16-year-old who was raped by two high school football players who “did something stupid” shouldn’t have gotten so drunk. She’s also concerned about the girl’s virginity.

From a Rolling Stone profile that’s not online yet, via Deadspin:

We watch the news for a while, and the infamous Steubenville rape case flashes on the TV—two high school football players raped a 16-year-old, while other students watched and texted details of the crime. Serena just shakes her head. “Do you think it was fair, what they got? They did something stupid, but I don’t know. I’m not blaming the girl, but if you’re a 16-year-old and you’re drunk like that, your parents should teach you—don’t take drinks from other people. She’s 16, why was she that drunk where she doesn’t remember? It could have been much worse. She’s lucky. Obviously I don’t know, maybe she wasn’t a virgin, but she shouldn’t have put herself in that position, unless they slipped her something, then that’s different.”



Image via AP.

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