View single post by KGB
 Posted: Mon Mar 11th, 2019 07:41 pm
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The bit about the girls at boarding school is pretty icky, but other than that what he said isn't really beyond the pale. He went overboard saying Mike Vick should be executed, but I'm going to guess he was engaging in a bit of hyperbole that didn't translate to the printed word.

You're really not being honest when you say he was trying to "defend" arranged marriage between teenage girls and grown men. The case in question involved a 27 year old man and a 16 year old girl. Sixteen is the age of consent in much of the country. Now, if some 27 year old was sniffing around my 16 year old daughter, I'd give him what-for. I'm not saying everyone should be on board with it, but neither was Tucker. He was just pointing out that there's a difference between statutory rape in the context of a marriage and violent rape.

I also agree that the current system of allowing anonymous accusations of rape can be abused. That shouldn't even be arguable given the several cases of high-profile rape hoaxes in recent years. It's not that I want to expose those making the accusation, but the person being accused should have more protections until credible evidence can be gathered. The mere accusation of rape is a devastating and permanent indictment of a person, no matter whether that person's guilty or innocent (or somewhere in between).

By the way, when the article you linked to goes to Michael Avenatti for his comment (called Tucker a "complete dirtbag") then I'm going to conclude that it's little more than a hit piece.