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I’m a huge Manchester United (English soccer team) supporter, so of course I was very disturbed when I heard today that Cristiano Ronaldo, one of United’s wingers, was arrested for the alleged rape of a girl in a London hotel, where he was staying.

The rape allegedly took place on October 2nd.

There’s been a spate of accusations from football fan girls accusing various football players of rape. From memory, I don’t believe that a single case has resulted in the favour of the accuser. In a lot of the cases, the girls were found to be lying.

I recall a few years ago, Manchester United’s boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, was accused of raping and sexually assaulting a woman in South Africa. It was later found that that the accuser was a prostitute who’d plotted with her pimp to try to set Sir Alex up.

He hadn’t even had sex with the accuser, and had only actually been in her company for a few minutes. A meeting that she’d cleverly engineered.

I don’t know if Cristiano is guilty, but I think it’s highly unlikely that he raped this girl. There’s been too many false rape allegations for me to automatically believe the ‘victim’. My point of view may be surprising, but I’m afraid that I can’t help but be cynical whenever I hear about high profile rape allegations.

These days, I always automatically think that the accuser is after money. Which is a very sad indictment on how the public perceive women who would make such claims.

I have no doubt that celebrities raping women does happen, but when these ‘victims’ are proved to have lied, then it kind of makes me leery, about automatically believing women who claim to have been raped.

I’m enough of a feminist that I used to be up in arms whenever I heard about such cases, but I’ve learned that just because I myself, would never dream of falsely accusing another human being of rape, doesn’t mean that there aren’t women out there, who are willing to do just that, for their own personal gains.

Over the years, there have been a lot of of high profile rape cases, the most recent of which, being the Kobe Bryant case.

Once again, I don’t know whether he did it or not. Bryant said it was consensual, she called it rape. I didn’t have a clue who Kobe Bryant was before the accusation, but I certainly do now. Do I believe he did it? I haven’t got a clue if I’m honest.

If he did rape her, then I hope he burns in hell, if he didn’t then apart from the fact that he’s a cheating bastard, he’s commited no crime, but his life has been turned upside down, and his reputation forever tarnished.

The Mike Tyson/Desiree Washington case was another example.

Yes, Mike Tyson was convicted for the crime, but none of us truly know whether he did it or not, and I’m not here to give my opinion either way, but what I do want to ask, is why sports stars and celebrities never learn from the mistakes of their peers?

If you take a girl to your room, with the intention of having sex with her, you better be sure that she’s not going to accuse you of rape in the morning.

If you’re married, and you sleep with a strange girl, then you’re basically asking for bad things to happen to you.

If you decide to have sex in a public place, then you can pretty much guarantee that you will either get caught, or the person you were having sex with, will sell his/her story to the highest bidder.

Even if Hugh Grant hadn’t been caught giving it to Ms Brown, I have no doubt in my mind that she would have sold the story to the tabloids, or accused him of rape.

That’s how it is when you’re famous, so why the hell do so many of them put themselves in such compromising positions?

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  • Ann Wesley Hardin
    October 19
    6:24 pm

    I dunno Karen but I suspect they begin to believe their own press and start to feel bullet-proof. Also, they’re so hugely famous no one says “no” to them anymore. They begin to lose their moral compass because of this, esp. when fame and wealth happens when they’re young.

    I agree that some women will cry rape for money. It breaks my heart for the women who were really raped. *shakes head* This world…

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  • Anonymous
    October 19
    8:33 pm

    I can’t believe that you have such an attitude about rape victims. Many times these famous people think that their above the law. It’s wrong and dangerous to assume that anybody who cries rape is lying, just because the accused is a famous star.

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  • Eve Vaughn
    October 19
    8:54 pm

    I think the way we treat rape victims in this country is ridiculous. Why do we always make them out to be the guilty party befor the facts come out. That’s why so many scum bags get away with their crimes.

    While I lend my support to the victims in most cases, there are a lot of opportunists out there who are looking for an extra buck. That’s a shame. Beause of those few nasty hussies real victims get put through the ringer and Sleezeball rapists get to walk.

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  • Dawn
    October 19
    9:04 pm

    I agree with you, Karen.

    I hadn’t actually heard about this particular case, but I do recall several high profile cases (in the UK – remember Craig Charles [Oh, I also remember another one with just a regular, non-celebrity guy]), where it turned out the accuser was lying.

    Like you, I normally wouldn’t want to think that a woman would lie about such a thing, but there have been enough times when they have.

    Anonymous – I don’t believe Karen means that she automatically thinks the “victims” are lying, but it does make me pause and consider whether this is a real accusation or just an attempt to get money or revenge.

    I hate it when it is revealed that the “victim” has lied, because it does just set back the whole case for those who really have suffered.

    Karen, I agree with you totally that if you’re famous and you can’t keep your trousers zipped up, then you have to expect that some shit will hit the fan. Maybe they do begin to feel invincible after a while. More fool them.

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  • Kristie J
    October 19
    10:32 pm

    This one is such a hard one to call isn’t it? The guy is gorgeous, he probably has fan girls like you wouldn’t believe so why would he force one, when they are there for the picking so to speak. Yet, on the other hand, athletes are given whatever they want from the time they are pegged as athletes so I think many do have a feeling of entitlement to whatever they want. What makes me angry is there are enough women who have falsely accused men of this horrid crime, that even if a woman is telling the truth, she is called into question.

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  • Sam
    October 20
    8:04 am

    Dawn, there is so much truth in the statement that when a woman lies about being raped, she puts a terrible burden on other women who truly have been raped to prove it. It pushes women’s rights back another five yards. And Ann, you’re right – celeberities do lose their moral compass and think they are above ‘normal’ laws. They get off crimes because they can afford the best lawyers and the press is easily led by a celeberity.
    I think the fault lies with the press too. Instead of really trying to report what happened, they get caught in the celeberity’s web of money and lies.
    I would hate to be raped by a celeberity – because everyone would believe them.

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  • Anne
    October 20
    12:30 pm

    The thing about this whole situation is that there have been proven LIARS about celebrity rape, which takes away from the credibility of anyone else out there who may have actually been raped. It’s a sad state of affairs when a woman is raped and is the guilty party rather than the bastard who did the raping. The world is a sad place sometimes.

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  • Spider Goodlegs
    October 25
    5:39 pm

    Here in the US this shit happens all the time. It varies back and forth as to the accuracy of the allegations but then there is so much starfucking going on our big dumb athletes seem to have no real idea what the word “no” even sounds like anymore, much less means.

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  • Karen Scott
    January 7
    11:40 am

    BTW, this case was thrown out due to insufficient evidence. What a surprise…

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  • Anonymous
    September 24
    5:40 pm

    Of course the whole topic is ugly, on both sides.

    But, what I find most disgusting, is how women will say, “Its true that some women are like that but…”

    These women obvioulsy dont know the real stats on false rape accusations, the figure is in the 30% range.

    Also, the damage done to the men and thier families after a false accusation cannot continue to be ignored. You women should know that rapist get beat up in prison and shunned by all men, its the sad few that are making us men look bad.

    Just like its the sad few women, that are ruining it for the other women who are actually get raped.

    The real enemy here is lazy women looking for a free ride, and the politions who will take money and other bribes to purpetuate the lies.

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