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Paddy Jackson, “innocence”, rape and redemption

Paddy Jackson Belfast rape rugby player

When Paddy Jackson, Stuart Olding, Blane McIlroy and Rory Harrison were acquitted, in March, of all charges in a rape trial that lasted nine weeks (while the jury’s deliberations lasted three hours and 40 minutes), we should have known that wouldn’t be the end of things. It was a verdict that sparked outrage and protests; […]

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I didn’t report my rapist: here’s why [trigger warning, clearly]

I didn't report my rapist

If I told you I didn’t report my rapist, would you judge me? It’s okay, I’m judging myself – but things aren’t always completely clear cut.

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