Kevin Spacey found not guilty in London sex assault trial

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  • He's just been cleared of nine charges of sexual assault which allegedly occurred between 2001 and 2013.

    This is yet another example of trial by social media and I must admit that I did have my doubts about him.

    The complainants are entitled to life long anonymity apparently, which I think is right.

    I can't remember if he faces similar charges in the US, but this certainly must be a huge relief for him.

  • There are a lot of people who think he's guilty as shit of doing such things


    But we have to presume he's innocent because there's a lack of evidence surrounding the case. And he has A listers as an alibi, the problem is that a lot of what the alibi has said in the past has been controversial to say the least

  • I just watched a jury verdict in the US of a NFL Philadelphia Eagles player, Josh Sills, clearing him of the same charge plus kidnapping. He has had this hanging over him for 3.5 years. Do the police then turn their attention back on the so-called "victim" and bring them to justice?

  • I just watched a jury verdict in the US of a NFL Philadelphia Eagles player, Josh Sills, clearing him of the same charge plus kidnapping. He has had this hanging over him for 3.5 years. Do the police then turn their attention back on the so-called "victim" and bring them to justice?

    The problem is that a lot of women's groups might not like it if the law starts chasing up people claiming to be victims


    There have been cases where women have lied about being raped, and sent to jail. But that was after a few men, from the same woman who claimed to have been raped, were sent to jail. The impact of what happened to those men were terrible, not only being sent to jail, but having their lives ripped apart by the allegation

  • I’m very sympathetic towards individual men falsely accused of rape. But my heart breaks for the legions of girls, women, boys and very elderly women around the world who are raped every day, usually by men who are never caught or convicted, and nearly always by men who (surprise!) also lie about it.


    The impact on these women/boys/girls is terrible, not only reputational (“she must have wanted it” or “she’s probably lying”), but emotional, as you said, with lives ripped apart by the rapes.

  • You might know Rice that England and Wales has an appalling conviction record in such cases. And it discourages real victims from reporting crimes perpetrated against them. Moves are supposedly afoot to change that but let's see. It is singularly the area of criminal justice under the law in England and Wales that requires the most attention.