Anorak | Sky News names Ched Evans’ rape victim as Natasha Massey gets vocal

Sky News names Ched Evans’ rape victim as Natasha Massey gets vocal

by | 24th, April 2012

THE story of  Ched Evans rape continues to make waves. The woman raped by the the Sheffield United footballer has had her name broadcast on twitter and Sky News .

When discussing the matter of the woman being named on Twitter, Sky News showed the allegedly offending tweets without redacting the victim’s name. The Mail says Twitter users Jonathan Cox and Joshua Laughton published the woman’s name.

A Sky News  spokesperson says:

“In our coverage last night we very briefly revealed the victim’s name despite heavy redaction, and if watching in real-time viewers would not have noticed. We would, however, like to apologise to the victim and her family for any distress caused.”

Too late.

In other news, Evans has been named in the Professional Footballer Association League One Team of the Year. The organisers call this a footballing judgement” and not a moral one. Indeed. It’s a judgement, as with all these ‘top teams of…’ features it’s meant to be a bit of fun. The inclusion of the league’s top scorer is at once crass and apt. It’s also creates a talking point, which is the sole purpose of the list.


Meanwhile, Ched Evans’ girlfriend apparently of two-years standing Natasha Massey, 23, claims the conviction was wrong. The Mail says she has created a “Facebook campaign”.

WE have found “Free Ched Evans” pages with  2 likes  and  119 likes . A Facebook page called Securing an immediate retrial for Ched Evans has just under

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