Kevin Spacey Is Going with the ‘They Have been Asking for It’ Protection
Effectively, we definitely know that the “they had been asking for it” protection applies to each sexes. As a result of that’s the protection Kevin Spacey’s group goes with for his assault case.
“He welcomed drinks from [Spacey], let [Spacey] put his arm round him close to the piano whereas they did ‘sing-alongs,’ and even left the bar with him to smoke a cigarette after giving [Spacey] his telephone quantity,” Spacey’s attorneys wrote in court docket paperwork filed Monday.
“At finest, this describes two individuals engaged in mutual and consensual flirtation, nothing extra.”
Let’s see right here what the procession of occasions was right here. Have drinks, have a sing-along, have a cigarette…stick a hand down a young person’s pants? Dude, Spacey, didn’t anybody ever let you know that sharing a cigarette with somebody isn’t an automated invitation for a genital grope? And Jesus Christ, shopping for a man’s drink doesn’t imply you may have permission to the touch his penis.
I suppose I shouldn’t be that stunned. Ladies encounter this situation on a regular basis. Some man buys you a drink on the bar and swiftly, they’re demanding cost for the drink within the type of a boob grope or blow job. Kevin Spacey is rather like these dickish, entitled assholes (much more so since he’s an actor), the one distinction is the intercourse of his alternative of sufferer.
The sufferer blaming from Spacey’s protection group solely will get worse:
“[The victim] didn’t object to the alleged touching, he didn’t ask [Spacey] to cease and he didn’t take away himself from the state of affairs.”
Oh God, this sounds acquainted. That is the protection each rapist makes use of after they commit sexual. For Christ sake, it’s a freeze response. You’re so shocked by one thing (reminiscent of assault) that you just don’t know the right way to reply, and your mind begins questioning whether or not that is actually taking place. You’ll be able to’t transfer, and your mind can’t absolutely course of what is going on at that second. And sure, this could completely occur to ladies and men.
I hope that the jury sees by this utter bullshit of an excuse. Spacey has an extended monitor document of misconduct and is simply now dealing with repercussions. His fame has protected him for much too lengthy, let’s not give him one other alternative to harm somebody once more.