To want #ibelieveher to trend today?

(38 Posts)
Justaperfectday Sat 20-Apr-13 12:35:01

A year ago today Ched Evans was convicted of raping a teenage girl. His supporters are still abusing her by using the hashtag #justiceforched and #shesaidyes and anyone who disagrees with them.
Anyone on twitter who would like to show support to the girl he raped please tweet #ibelieveher

Thank you x

carovioletfizz Sat 20-Apr-13 12:57:59

will do now.

OhTheConfusion Sat 20-Apr-13 13:03:41

Not unreasonable at all. Tweeted now.

mysterymeg Sat 20-Apr-13 14:56:08

Also tweeted. What disgusting excuses for human beings!

MomsNetCurtains Sat 20-Apr-13 14:58:10

Do you have a link to an article? Sorry, I don't know who Ched Evans is.

Trazzletoes Sat 20-Apr-13 14:59:14

moms he is a footballer. The girl he is convicted of raping was named on Twitter.

MomsNetCurtains Sat 20-Apr-13 15:00:52

Just Wiki'ed him. Nasty piece of shit.

Celticlassie Sat 20-Apr-13 15:05:41

Done. Hope many others follow suit.

Justaperfectday Sat 20-Apr-13 15:49:28

Sorry forgot to mention he was a footballer!

Justaperfectday Sat 20-Apr-13 15:51:00
MomsNetCurtains Sat 20-Apr-13 16:03:09

I'm 35 now, but when I was 21 I was assaulted by an English premiership footballer (at the time) when I was on holiday. I was young and didn't give it that much thought as there didn't seem anywhere to go as I was abroad. Facebook and Twitter didn't exist and I felt like an idiot afterwards. It was more of a 'pushy' assault, not a 'jump out of a bush behind you' assault. We had made friends over a couple of days with me being blissfully ignorant as to who he was (being Scottish, what an eejit). Thankfully he didn't make it much further for a few years and now is a washed up piece of c***, although still in the news occasionally.

Now I'm just 'meh'. Wanker.

MomsNetCurtains Sat 20-Apr-13 16:07:10

I mean I was Scottish so therefore didn't know who he was....not that I was Scottish so therefore an eejit... grin

Tee2072 Sat 20-Apr-13 16:07:37


Moms sorry you went through that. The culture of people who can use a ball being herald as heroes has got to end. Along with the culture of rape apologists. I believe you.

MomsNetCurtains Sat 20-Apr-13 16:12:08

Oh it's ok, I'm fine. It was in quite a while ago now. I'm not asking for belief. It happened. Life moves on and you learn. Harder I think for the youngsters nowadays with FB and Twitter.

MomsNetCurtains Sat 20-Apr-13 16:16:42

Tee2072 But thank you - how abrupt of me! Ugh. I've never told anyone - what's the point? I'm happy, so no need. I have not actually thought about it until now - or only once in a while, but more when I was younger and not with DH. He doesn't know. No point as it is not even worth a mention as it hasn't affected me. smile

I made the mistake of looking up the #justiceforched thread, they're comparing him to Nelson Mandela.

There are no words.

mummytotwins Sat 20-Apr-13 20:22:59


SilveryMoon Sat 20-Apr-13 20:28:06


Snazzynewyear Sat 20-Apr-13 20:37:08


MummyDuckAndDuckling Sat 20-Apr-13 20:37:59

Done smile

IdreamofJarvis Sat 20-Apr-13 22:25:06


FacebookWanker Sat 20-Apr-13 22:31:20


AgentZigzag Sat 20-Apr-13 22:48:42

Dusted my twitter account down and retweeted.

MummyDuckAndDuckling Sun 21-Apr-13 01:05:07

Bump smile

Justaperfectday Tue 23-Apr-13 09:18:57

A bump for this thread- Ched's gf is being given airtime by itv Yorkshire tonight at 6pm for some bizarre reason. See the #ibelieveher hashtag and comments for the reaction on twitter and please complain to @itvcalendar if you feel strongly that this should not be happening. Just how many times can a woman be re victimised??

I don't tweet but great idea. ITV Yorkshire should be ashamed.

sashh Tue 23-Apr-13 09:23:13


I didn't see the broadcast, I'm out of area. Is there a way to watch it so that I can complain? I've heard that she blamed the victim but obviously can't complain if I have not ween it.

BTW ched's gf is very active on twitter. When it was pointed out to her that ched is guilty she tweeted she hooped that person's child was abused.

Justaperfectday Tue 23-Apr-13 09:32:54

She had originally said it would be on last night but apparently got the day wrong! It should be available online to view.
Sashh I know, they are hideous!

Justaperfectday Tue 23-Apr-13 09:35:42

For anyone without twitter, here is a blog post (not mine but says free to use!) with some email addresses on it.


LtEveDallas Tue 23-Apr-13 10:01:03

Disgusting. What are ITV playing at?

Will email.

Always did, always will.

blueballoon79 Tue 23-Apr-13 10:01:04


kneedeepindaisies Tue 23-Apr-13 10:16:32

I tweeted. Apparently ITV aren't showing it now, thank god.

The comparison to Nelson Mandela is just awful.

Justaperfectday Tue 23-Apr-13 10:23:59

Great news they are not going to air it grin

sashh Tue 23-Apr-13 21:00:45

2 emails today

^Hi sashh, Thanks for you email. We may have mad enquiries about Ched's
story but I just wanted to let you know we are not covering it on
Calendar News. Kind regards, Margaret Emsley, Head of News.^


^Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail regarding the Ched Evans story due to appear on Calendar news.

We followed this up after it appeared in a national newspaper and as a result we are not covering the story on ITV Yorkshire's Calendar News.

I hope this puts your mind at rest.

May I take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to contact us here at ITV Viewer Services.

If we can be of further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,


ITV Viewer Services Officer^

sashh Tue 23-Apr-13 21:01:00

oops the italics didn't work

Sommink Tue 23-Apr-13 21:14:50

facebook group for those who don't twitter

Sommink Tue 23-Apr-13 21:15:24

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