Wow. What the hell was this guy thinking when he made these comments???
According to Raw Story:
The former head of the Steubenville chapter of the NAACP is under fire on Thursday after he reportedly told a conservative publication that a 16-year-old rape survivor was “drunk” and willing to have sex. In an interview with International Business Times, Royal Mayo, who the NAACP lists as the former leader of the Steubenville chapter in Ohio, defended the actions of former football players Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond after they were convicted of raping the 16-year-old girl.
Calling the girl an “alleged victim,” Mayo suggested that the sex may have been consensual. “She said her mother brought her to the party, at 3 o’clock, with a bottle of vodka,” he explained. “Where did you get it, young lady? You brought it from home? Where’d you get it? You came to the party with your mother.”
“They’re alleging she got raped; she’s acknowledging that she wanted to leave with Trent. Her friends say she pushed them away as she went and got into the car, twice telling them, ‘I know what I’m doing; I’m going with Trent.’”
Mayo admitted that he had personally known Richmond, who was sentenced to at least one year in a juvenile correctional facility. “Back in August, when the rumors first started going around, I talked to Ma’lik, and he said, ‘No, Mr. Mayo, we didn’t do anything to that girl. I don’t know what these rumors are; I don’t understand it,’” Mayo recalled.
WTOV reported in 2009 that a domestic charge against Mayo was dropped after his girlfriend accused him of beating her. : In a statement provided to Raw Story, the NAACP said that it “abhors the remarks attributed to Royal Mayo regarding the rape victim in the Steubenville [case].”
“The remarks are Mayo’s own, and do not reflect the position of the NAACP and its membership,” the statement said. “Mr. Mayo is not the president of the Steubenville NAACP and is not a spokesman for the NAACP. The article attributing him as such has been corrected by the International Business Times.”
Regardless if this girl’s mother brought her to the party at 3am with a bottle of vodka, no one is “asking” to be r@ped. What the hell kind of mentailty is that??? That’s why these young men are effed up now.
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