Nice, reasonable calling up short. Bet he doesn't apologize for even "mis-speaking".
I have not misspoken, firefly has said that I should see the inside of a jail cell for refusing to conform the the feminists ideas on proper consent.
What constitutes legal consent isn't determined by "feminists"--it's determined by the state legislators who write and pass the laws and define "consent" within those laws. Now you're regarding all those mainly male legislators, in all 50 states, as "feminists" too
and we also know that the feminists have been driving policy since the early 70's. So what you are left with are a lot of people who know for 100 certainty that you are shoveling the **** big time.
Cornwell, an Atlanta-based attorney, has been a staunch defender of his client and a steady critic of the public vilification of Winston, which he called "the worst attack on an athlete that we have ever seen in the history of amateur sports."
Cornwell said he wasn't surprised by the outcome, considering the woman changed her story seven times, including where exactly the assault happened.
"There are no winners in this and I feel sorry for this young lady," Cornwell said.
He questioned her attorneys motives throughout the process, pointing out again that the woman's former attorney asked Winston to settle for $7 million. Cornwell said she was being abused by her lawyers by having to testify to traumatic memory loss without evidence to support it.
"They're not lawyers, they're investors," Cornwell said. "I wouldn't be surprised if they tricked themselves into thinking that the return of their investment comes with the filing of a civil complaint."
Jameis Winston has been cleared of violating FSU's code of conduct. Other than the inevitable civil suit and countersuit, the sexual-assault matter is now closed.
So what have we learned?
Sadly, nothing we didn't know from the start. Major B. Harding knew that, so he made the only reasonable ruling possible.
It was bound to cause a backlash because just about everybody else thinks they know the truth.
How do they know?
It's based on utter infallibility of preconceived notions. And it turned this saga into a high-profile game of character assassination with no winners.
The accuser has been trashed as a gold-digging sleaze and faced death threats for trying to bring down Mr. Heisman. It's far easier to sympathize with her, but how do know for sure Winston isn't the victim here?
"This is the worst attack on an athlete that we have ever seen in the history of amateur sports," his attorney, David Cornwell, said Monday on NBC Sports Radio.
The 1972 Israeli Olympic team might beg to differ. But there's no doubt that Winston has never enjoyed the benefit of the doubt.
Part of that is because his own doing (see: Burger King, Publix, FSU Student Union). There's a big difference, however, between being a serial knucklehead and a rapist.
It didn't help Winston that the incident occurred as "rape culture" awareness was skyrocketing on campuses. The Washington Post recently ran a column titled, "We Should Automatically Believe Rape Victims." As FSU was struggling in a game against Boston College, a San Francisco columnist tweeted, "Beat the Rapist."
A mob mentality set in. When Treon Harris was accused of sexual assault, there were calls for Florida to immediately kick him out of school. Within 48 hours, the accusations were dropped.
It's as if nobody remembered what happened to the Duke lacrosse team. Rolling Stone editors sure didn't when they green-lighted the expose on Virginia's Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.
As with those stories, Winston fit a media narrative about privilege and victimology. Even when the stories were shot full of holes, activists defended them on grounds they exposed a larger truth.
There's that word again. In quest of their version of the truth, activists are glad to dispose of a centuries-old principle of justice — the presumption of innocence. That led to the predictable fallout to Sunday's news.
"Winston Cleared of Rape Like Every Other Sports Star," was the headline at The Daily Beast website.
If you believe the fix was in, take a deep breath and think about what that entails. Harding, a former chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court, would risk his legacy to join the conspiracy to keep Winston eligible.
The fact is that despite the stumblebum police investigation, Harding still had 1,000 pages of testimony and evidence to review. And it all came down to what everyone should have admitted from Day One.
"I do not find the credibility of one story substantially stronger than that of the other," Harding wrote in his finding to Winston. "Both have their strengths and weaknesses."
Unlike snarky media tweeters or idiots issuing death threats, Harding does not pretend to have been in the bathroom with Winston and the accuser on Dec. 7, 2012.
"You and [the accuser] are the only persons with personal knowledge as to what actually happened," he wrote to Winston.
Everybody else could just fill in the blanks to fit their agendas. And after two years, the only lesson we've learned is people prefer that to the truth
This article you posted actually claims that Christmas is a celebration of rape (you seemed to have edited that part out).
That is very nice Bobsal, and another fine example of how the feminist narrative goes too far.
Actually, this is another fine example of how the atheist narrative goes too far.
In the last two weeks we’ve learned a lot more about Jackie, the woman at the center of the story. In a critical scene, Rubin Erdely describes her meeting up with three friends after the alleged incident, two of whom she describes as behaving in a callow and indifferent fashion. Rubin Erdely, it turns out, never spoke to those friends, but other reporters have tracked them down and started to piece together another story. It seems that Jackie had a crush on one of those friends, who is called “Randall” in the Rolling Stone piece and is the only one who is portrayed as behaving heroically. Randall’s real name is Ryan Duffin, and in the version he tells, Jackie might have liked him so much that she went catfish, adopting the identity of another guy to make Duffin jealous and, ultimately, creating a space for Duffin to walk in and rescue her.
There’s a lot of pressure on Jackie to speak up, but it’s important to remember that she’s not the villain here
We need to see a promise that in the future all claims of sexual assualt will be investigated by competent investigators, and that no prejudice will be injected into the process on the part of the University.
The thing that I should be seeing from the President of University of Virginia but am not seeing is a statement of apology from her co signed by all of the Board of Visitors to all the males on campus with special emphasis on those who belong to frats for assuming that the fiction printed in Rolling Stone indicated that males sexual behavior is routinely abusive at the university.
Your hyperbole that the message is "MEN SUCK!" is just more of your distorted paranoid thinking and overly emotional hysteria. Try a reality check. It's rape that sucks, not men, dummy.
It is not shocking but it is appalling that after all the harm this bitch has done we still for the most part cant get people to call her on it.
.Quote:It is not shocking but it is appalling that after all the harm this bitch has done we still for the most part cant get people to call her on it.
Hell there are people still trying to claimed that she is a victim of some rape that happen at some time to her and the reason she can not get the details correct is not due to her making the whole thing up but it is due to PTSD!!!!!!!!!!
You cant get around the fact that when the U VA president read in RS a fiction about a gang rape at a university frat she assumed that it was likely true, and acted accordingly, before even beginning to do any fact checking. She started from the assumption of MEN SUCK!
Now you're clairvoyant? You know what she assumed and thought?
Try considering the fact that she's a university President, with considerably more knowledge of the problem of sexual assault on her particular campus than you have.
You overlook the obvious supposition that the UVA President, and all university Presidents, may take the issue of sexual assault on their campuses very seriously, and may be sincerely committed to decreasing such misconduct in an effort to protect the safety and welfare of all students on their campuses.
The RS article's significance pales in comparison to the fact that the UVA President was confronted with the off-campus murder of a student this year, after the student was abducted "with intent to defile" her--a brutal and chilling crime which linked back to the entire issue of campus sexual assaults