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To think that being Italian is no excuse for gang rape? (distressing details)

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Clymene · 23/11/2019 10:56

There two revolting men grabbed a drunk woman in a club, took her to a service room and passed her back and forth between them like a doll, filming as they raped her. They left her comatose body in the loo with severe injuries, and high fived as they left the club. Then they left the country.

They were given 7 years each and their defence argued that because they're Italian, they don't really understand consent. AngryAngryAngryAngry

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/anger-as-nightclub-rapists-ferdinando-orlando-and-lorenzo-costanzo-jailed-for-seven-years-pjxkwgh05?shareToken=0fe877148f90c60b5ba52481bf33c196

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TheCanterburyWhales · 23/11/2019 16:26

Amanda Knox was the scapegoat (in many senses). Had she not been Meredith Kercher's flatmate, then I doubt the case would have made much news, especially given that Meredith was not white. And of course, neither was Rudy Guede. RG is Italian, adopted when he was a child, but nobody ever says that on TV here. We only hear about his African origins. That RG is guilty isn't in question but for the Italian press, first Amanda Knox, then Patrick Lubumba, then Guede. It was a xenophobic racist orgasm for them.
Raffaele Sollecito, white, Italian, middle class, sister in the police, dad a lawyer....untouchable.
There's a lot more than just machismo wrong with Italy.

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bpirockin · 23/11/2019 16:59

Sickening :-(

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poorstudent1010 · 23/11/2019 17:32

I can’t believe this happened at the toy room

There’s cctv footage of them escorting her to the maintenance room - they have to prop her up as they walk as she’s that intoxicated. Then they dump her by the bathroom and literally leg it out the club. One of them left the country the next day and the other the following week. I reckon they knew what they did was wrong, hence why they ran away? And why they left the UK so soon after, they were just avoiding arrest. They didn’t think she consented at all.

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Emeraldshamrock · 24/11/2019 01:28

Absolute scum. The joy in their hugs and high fives.
That action alone should have added extra years.
The judge should have thrown the book at them, made them the example of a harsh sentence for future perpetrators to fear.

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