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Eddie Shah says underage girls can be blamed for some rapes

by | 14th, August 2013

BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE. Former newspaper proprietor Eddy Shah is seen outside Westminster Magistrates' Court, London, where he appeared charged with raping and abusing a girl.

TODAY founder, Eddy Shah, has said that under-age girls who engage in consensual sex can be “to blame for any rapes that come their way. He was offering his opinion on the subject after he was cleared of raping a schoolgirl in London hotels when she was between 12 and 15.

He said:

“Anybody walking down the street can point at a celebrity and say, ‘he raped me’. If we take the pop groups and people of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, who everybody knows that women were throwing themselves at them – young girls who looked 17, 18, 19 and 20…

“Rape was a technical thing – below a certain age. But these girls were going out with the pop groups and becoming groupies and all the rest of it, and throwing themselves at them. You cannot put that down to the fact they’ve been abused.

“Young girls and young men have always wanted a bit of excitement when they are young. They want to appear adult and do adult things.”

So under-age victims are at fault?

“If we’re talking about girls who go out and just have a good time, then they are to blame. If we talk about people who happen to be out and actually get ‘raped’ raped, then I feel no – and everything should be done against that.”

Of course, one should point out that adults should avoid having sex with people if they’re in doubt about someone’s age because, y’know, a bit of resolve goes a long way.

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