From Desiree Washington, to Kobe Bryant’s unnamed accuser, there are too many women crying, “wolf”.
Where do these women get off thinking they can have sex, and then cry rape for dollars?
So why does the world believe everything when a celebrity and a civil suit are involved?
If anything, the attachment of money to a crime as personal as rape would make me all the more skeptical.
Desiree Washington sent Mike Tyson to jail because she couldn’t get paid.
Of course, no one in their right mind would think they were going to Tyson’s hotel room at 3 a.m. to play chess. Tyson can’t spell chess! He can’t even say chess!
Kobe’s accuser is no better. How sincere can a woman be if she turns in underwear with the semen of two other men on them?
The common denominator in most high-profile rape cases is the crazy circumstances. It seems like no entertainer’s fortune is safe these days.
Roc-a-Fella CEO Damon Dash has also been hit with a civil suit by model Kirstie Thompson. Dash allegedly forced himself on her while in Brazil.
There were a few indicators that she may have been lying. For instance, there were no criminal charges filed, only a $15 million lawsuit. Thompson also said she drank eight glasses of champagne and took half an ecstasy pill. And this supposedly happened on New Year’s Eve 2002, yet it’s just coming out. Even if she could establish enough credibility at this point to make a case, she shot herself in the foot with the delayed reaction.
The Bible says, “An eye for an eye.” If a man rapes you, you would naturally have him put in jail to show him how it feels to be raped of everything in his life. I don’t remember a verse saying “an eye for your cash.”
When the day comes when someone has truly been wronged, no one will care. Just like society’s dismissal of all celebrity indiscretions – this too shall pass.
The world will tire of listening to these women cry “wolf, and they will all be devoured.
Robbyn Mitchell is a freshman newspaper journalism student from Washington, D.C. She is the deputy visual editor for The Famuan. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.