Friday, October 5, 2007

Woman awarded $6.1m for stupidity

A McDonald's in Shepherdsville, Kentucky recieved a prank call, the caller saying he was a police officer and asking the assistant maganer to strip search a woman whom the caller said had stolen from a customer.

The assistant manager then handed the phone to her fiancee for him to perform the strip-search. The prank-caller then told the fiancee to perform sexual acts upon the woman, which he did.

The whole thing was caught on surveillence video.

The prank-caller was aquitted of the charges brought against him. The assistant manager was fired and was convicted of a misdemeanor. Her fiancee is now serving 5 1/2 years in prison for the incident. The "victim" sued McDonals'd for $200m and recieved a victory and $6.1m.

Did she run out of the room screaming rape? No, she went along with the whole thing, it's on the video. Did the thought ever cross her mind that a perfect stranger is not allowed to strip-search her? I guess not. How about the absurdity of a cop telling said stranger to have sex with her? Nope. Is she mentally retarded or handicapped in any way? No, the article would have said so. Is she a young impressionable girl? No, she's 21 years old, fully responsible for her actions.

Now, I'm not saying that the prank-call, nor the actions of the guy who strip searched her was an upright moral decision; The guy was obviously taking advantage of the situation.

But the fact of the matter is, there is basically two kinds of sex as far as the law is concerned; consentual and rape. This woman was definitely not raped, she went along with the whole thing. And it's hard to say she's not smart enough to see the absurdity in the whole thing.

Here's what it boils down to: an opportunistic pig of a man had consensual sex with a willing woman. The media gets a hold of it, embarasses the crap out of her, she feels stupid and wants to get back at people. She doesn't sue the guy who she had sex with, she doesn't sue the assistant manager, nor does she sue the prank-caller. No, she sues the person with the deepest pockets; McDonald's.

A pervert gets 5 1/2 years in prison and the 21yo woman he had consensual sex with skips away with $6.1m paid to her by a company who had no fault in the incident. All because she felt stupid. That's obviously sexist. I won't defend what he did, but having consensual sex and one person getting 5 1/2 years in prison with the other walking away with $6.1m is rediculous and sexist of the worst kind.

http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2007Oct05/0,4670,StripSearchHoax,00.html

4 comments:

paramedicgirl said...

Do you have a post label for "totally idiotic"?

Unitas said...

I should!

Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

OK, this may come as a complete shock to you folks, but I think you are being completely unfair.

"But VSO," you may be thinking, "What are you talking about?" I have a younger sister who has been taken advantaged of in such a manner by two. She had leukemia when she was a child and the chemo fried her brain, thus impairs her judgment and made her a easy mark for two different guys.

"But Cavey, what's your point?" Most people have no experience with the criminal justice system and have no idea what the cops can and can't do. This was a shy, impressionable girl. I know sluts all too well, and she aint one! I believe her when she says she was scared. I had no more courage than she did when I was that age; I was taught not to.

Unitas, if that was my sister and if you said that in front of me I'd be spending the night in jail. This isn't a lawsuit over hot coffee or being fat because one ate fast food.

Calling her stupid isn't Christ-like.

Unitas said...

an abject lack of common sense contitutes stupidity in my book. A 21yo woman is fully able to determine if she wants to have sexual intercourse with a perfect stranger or not. She's old enough to know that forced sex is rape. And rape is wrong.

She can't go along with it and then cry foul after the fact. Nor can she seek to make money off an entity that had nothing to do with the incident. She was looking for cash and targetted the person who could get her the most.

She was either raped or went along with it, one of the two. And she definitely wasn't raped. If she feels guilty about it after the fact or felt she was duped then she shouldn't have done it. No one forced her. She has no one to blame but herself.

If she was mentally handicapped, especially young, intoxicated, then I can understand. But she was none of these. If she can't even make an informed decision on whether or not she wants to have sex with someone, there's a word for that:

stupid.