Editor’s note: This post has been amended to reflect that the International Business Times now reports that Mayo is not the current president of the Steubenville NAACP chapter. He is a member of the group’s Ohio executive committee.
Once again, we see who’s really waging a War on Women.
NAACP President Says Teen Rape Victim Was Drunk, Willing… http://t.co/YjtEddhaxS
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) March 28, 2013
Two Steubenville High School football players were convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl. Convicted.
But according to Royal Mayo, former president of the Steubenville chapter of the NAACP and current member of the group’s Ohio executive committee, she’s an “alleged victim” who was totally asking for it. The International Business Times reports:
In a phone interview with the International Business Times, Mayo described the 16-year-old girl as the “alleged victim” and said she might have been having consensual sex. “She said her mother brought her to the party, at 3 o’clock, with a bottle of vodka,” Mayo said. “Where did you get it, young lady? You brought it from home? Where’d you get it? You came to the party with your mother.”
Mayo added that she might have been a willing participant, apparently unfazed by the inflammatory nature of such statements. “They’re alleging she got raped; she’s acknowledging that she wanted to leave with Trent. Her friends say she pushed them away as she went and got into the car, twice telling them, ‘I know what I’m doing; I’m going with Trent,’” Mayo said.
The despicable rape apologist, who was reportedly charged with domestic violence several years ago, also told the International Business Times he has a personal relationship with convicted rapist Ma’lik Richmond.
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) March 28, 2013
Well ladies, if you're drunk it's ok to be sex assaulted and apparently your fault according to NAACP pres in OH. http://t.co/VnFf5BOFSL
— BeckyR (@hre42623) March 28, 2013
— Inspire(D) (@Palinspired) March 28, 2013
Will progressives call out one of their own for suggesting the rape of a teenager wasn’t “legitimate rape”? Will the Stuebenville rape victim receive a personal call from President Obama?
Or is victim-blaming excusable when an NAACP executive committee member is looking out for his pal at the expense of a teenage rape survivor?
— Michael Costello (@Kozmocostello) March 28, 2013
— toefinger (@toefinger) March 28, 2013
Steubenville's NAACP President Says Rape Victim Was Drunk And Willing [EXCLUSIVE] http://t.co/9TEGvwDYQ1 Where's the outcry lefty media?
— jimmyb (@MOTT7) March 28, 2013
Yes, let’s see that outrage.
This is disgusting. This man needs to be held accountable for what he has said. Rape is never ok. http://t.co/ti72Rxd02V
— Chris Jones (@chrisjones_7) March 28, 2013
The International Business Times has corrected its article. Royal Mayo is the former president of the Steubenville chapter of the NAACP and does not speak for the group.
Mayo remains a member of the NAACP’s Ohio executive committee.
The NAACP has released a statement.
Comments that blame victims for the actions of their attackers contribute to/perpetuate culture of acquaintance rape. http://t.co/sCbZZXVOFX
— NAACP (@NAACP) March 28, 2013
The NAACP abhors the remarks attributed to Royal Mayo regarding the rape victim in the Steubenville. The remarks are Mayo’s own, and do not reflect the position of the NAACP and its membership.
Mr. Mayo is not the president of the Steubenville NAACP and is not a spokesman for the NAACP. The article attributing him as such has been corrected by the International Business Times.