Posts tagged "steubenville ohio"

The Lifetime Movie About The Steubenville Rape Case Is Very, Well, Lifetime

If you have literally nothing else in the world to do tomorrow night, Lifetime will be airing “The Assault,” a new made-for-TV movie based on the Steubenville rape case. Although it would appear, to put it mildly, that some facts of the story are massively altered. The movie opens with the victim attempting suicide…

By: Claire Hannum / September 19, 2014

4 More School Employees Indicted In Steubenville Rape Case

This morning, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that four additional Steubenville, Ohio, school employees have been indicted by a grand jury in relation to the Steubenville rape case, in which two high school athletes were tried and convicted in the 2012 rape of a 16-year-old girl. According DeWine, via Huffington Post, those charged are:…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 25, 2013

Doddering Old Man Blames Miley Cyrus For The Steubenville Rape, Basically

Richard Cohen is a columnist for the Washington Post. He’s also a Roman Polanski apologist, a Clarence Thomas apologist, and a man who’s been personally called out for lewd behavior in front of a 23-year-old aide. So it’s no surprise that Cohen has absolutely nothing good to say about Miley Cyrus and her much ballyhooed twerk-happy

By: Julie Gerstein / September 3, 2013

Video Of Steubenville Rape Witnesses Released

ABC News aired new video of teen partygoers in Steubenville, Ohio, being questioned by police regarding the sexual assault of “Jane Doe,” the then 15-year-old girl whose story has entranced the nation. On the night of her assault, Jane Doe was raped and carried unconscious to multiple parties all while pictures were taken; last week,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 25, 2013

Henry Rollins Speaks Out On Steubenville Rape, Actually Has Some Pretty Great Things To Say

“Many people are angry that more time was not given to the offenders. This seems to be the prevailing sentiment. I understand the anger but don’t know if adding a decade onto their sentences would be of any benefit. To me, the problem that needs to be addressed is where in the information chain were…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 19, 2013

Steubenville Rape Victim Asks For Donations To Be Sent To Women’s Shelter

Prior to and in the aftermath of the Steubenville rape trial verdict, donations have poured in from supporters wishing to contribute to the rape victim’s legal counsel. But “Jane Doe”‘s attorney Bob Fitzsimmons says he is doing the case pro bono. Since he is not charging his client for his services, she and her family have…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 19, 2013

2 Teen Girls Arrested & Charged With Allegedly Threatening Steubenville Rape Victim

Sweet mother of God, what the hell is happening with teenagers today? Two teenage girls have been arrested for allegedly making threats — on social media — against the Steubenville rape victim, following Trent Mays’ and Ma’lik Richmond’s convictions on Sunday.

“Let me be clear,” Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (above) said in a

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 19, 2013

Fox News, MSNBC & CNN Air Name Of 16-Year-Old Steubenville Rape Victim [UPDATED]

UPDATE: It turns out MSNBC and CNN also did not bleep out the victim’s name when showing clips of Trent Mays’ statement in court yesterday. I’ve changed the title of the post to reflect that and my ire at Fox News in the text below is now directed at them as well. Additionally, I have…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 18, 2013

CNN Mourns That Rapists’ Lives Have Been Ruined By Steubenville Guilty Verdict

UPDATE [2]: Okay, I’ve put the video back, in two parts, minus Trent Mays’ testimony.

UPDATE: I have pulled the video from this post for the time being, as I believe at one point in the eight minute segment, you can hear Mays use the victim’s name. I’ll try to replace the video with…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 18, 2013

Steubenville Rape Trial Verdict To Be Handed Down This Morning [UPDATED: Guilty]

UPDATE [2]: Mays has been sentenced to serve two years consecutively at minimum, or until he is 21 at maximum. Richmond has been sentenced to serve one year at minimum, or until he is 21 at maximum. Both will be required to register as juvenile sex offenders. Both may not have contact with the victim at…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 17, 2013

The Soapbox: On Steubenville High School & Teaching Boys Not To Rape

My son turns six next week, and among all the other wishes I have for him, I have a silent hope that won’t be shared at his birthday party. It’s one that swims in the depths of my mind, surfacing occasionally when awful things happen that force me to think about it: I wish and…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / January 3, 2013

Anonymous Posts Video Of Steubenville Students Discussing Rape Victim, Reminding Us That Some Girls Are Okay To Sexually Assault

This video comes with a trigger warning. As some of you may have heard, there’s been a lot of controversy over the alleged rape of an unnamed 16-year-old high school girl in the football-crazed town of Steubenville, Ohio. At issue is a prevailing culture of protection around the football players who are said to have perpetrated…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 2, 2013