Anonymity for those accused of rape: One good reason right here.
May 24, 2010 12 Comments
Re this, you might well expect feminist harridans to be up in arms. You’d not be disappointed.
No sooner have I left a left a comment under her blogpost, than a perfect illustration presents itself:
A 21-year-old woman drove a man to suicide by crying rape and forced a second innocent man to consider taking his own life after falsely accusing him of a similar sex attack.
Despite being exposed in court as a serial liar, the law means the woman cannot be identified and can hide behind the cloak of anonymity.
A jury took just 45 minutes to clear medical student Olumide Fadayomi, 27, of rape and several jurors at Sheffield Crown Court broke down in tears when the judge then revealed the ‘victim’s’ history of crying rape.
And in an emerging theme, the CPS are also left looking like pig-ignorant vindictive functionaires.
Judge Patrick Robertshaw launched an astonishing attack on Crown Prosecution Service lawyers for making Fadayomi stand trial, simply to abide by the woman’s wishes.
He said:’The evidence did not, and was never going to, prove rape. The prime overriding consideration in the CPS’s decision had been merely that the complainant wished the case to go ahead.
‘It was little short of a craven abdication of responsibility for making an independent and fair minded assessment of the case.
‘It is quite astonishing these decisions are made by those who simply do not have experience of what happens in Crown Court because they never come into Crown Court. They sit behind desks and make decisions that result in this sort of trial taking place.’
You do surprise me. Not.
Meantime, Ms Williams, untwist your knickers, wake up and smell the coffee. Or pipe down.