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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

When A Girl's Gotta Do What A Girl's Gotta Do

These are the words of Kim Roberts, the "other" stripper involved in the Duke "rape" case." While the "victims" change their stories and provide quotes as to the real motivation, two Duke sophomores find their pictures pasted all over the media.
In the beginning stripper Ms. Roberts, who performed at a Duke University lacrosse team party doubted the story of her striptease partner, who told police she was dragged into a bathroom and raped. But wait! "I was not in the bathroom when it happened, so I can't say a rape occurred — and I never will," Roberts told the Associated Press. "In all honesty, I think they're guilty," she said. "And I can't say which ones are guilty ... but somebody did something besides underage drinking. That's my honest-to-God impression." Roberts, 31, was arrested on March 22 — eight days after the party — on a probation violation from a 2001 conviction for embezzling $25,000 from a photo finishing company in Durham where she was a payroll specialist, according to documents obtained by the AP. Last Thursday, 5W Public Relations, a New York firm that specializes in "crisis communication," distributed an e-mail signed "The 2nd Dancer," and Roberts confirmed she sent it after learning the AP knew her identity. The email states, "Although I am no celebrity and just an average citizen, I've found myself in the center of one of the biggest stories in the country. I'm worried about letting this opportunity pass me by without making the best of it and was wondering if you had any advice as to how to spin this to my advantage. I am determined not to let any negative publicity about my life overtake me." Roberts’s position is, "Why shouldn't I profit from it?" she said when questioned about her willingness to profit from her colleague's alleged rape - or the ruin of two young men who may be innocent of the charges. "I didn't ask to be in this position ... I would like to feed my daughter. If the boys are innocent, sorry fellas," she said. "Sorry you had to go through this." Roberts’s asking price for her story is $25,000, the same amount she was convicted of embezzling. I’m sure the price will go up when she figures in long-term costs, such as legal fees, and future living expenses. Why isn't this story a Fox News Alert?

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Anonymous pixel picker said...

Taking your "A Girl's Gotta Do What A Girl's Gotta Do" to its logical conclusion-

Is this Duke mess really about getting ripped off? Did Kim Roberts (stripper #1) shakedown the accuser(stripper #2) when she was passed out and then blame the Dukees for the missing property and $400 cash?

4/27/2006 01:43:00 AM  
Blogger betty said...

It’s amazing how just by claiming a person to be a “mother” puts a “halo” on her head. Ms. Grissom claims that some women have no other option to provide for herself and her children which paints a picture of a selfless martyr, but this is misleading especially regarding this particular “single mom”. This single mom and her children live with their grandfather so the threat of being homeless or hungry is unlikely. This single mom has been arrested in for larceny and evading police, which doesn’t fit the mold of “martyr”. This single mom arrived at the party inebriated and was found drunk and disorderly in a parking lot, but looking at this woman as an individual instead of a sexist stereotype reveals a more realistic picture of this single mom which dims her halo.
Ms. Grissom goes on to rants that criticizing this woman “hinges on blaming the victim”. This single mom is not a victim. This single mom is an “accuser”. There’s enough evidence to question her integrity and whether a crime actually occurred. I find it hypocritical that Ms. Grissom so easily gives this “single mom” the benefit of the doubt while condemning a group of boys who happen to be on a sports team. People should avoid stereotypes and focus on each individual, including the “accuser”, as a person.
The actions of District Attorney Mike Nifong have been reckless and irresponsible in playing out this case before the national media. This has inflamed racial stereotypes throughout Durham which makes it more important that everyone take a step back and let the police do their job. If this woman lied; thus exposing Nifong as a fool, then she should be prosecuted for this crime, which have destroyed these young boys’ lives and reputations. Being a “single mom” shouldn’t be an excuse to condone this type of behavior.
Rape shields were created in the 1970s to protect the alleged “victim” from having her reputation ruined by baseless assumptions, unfair judgments, public humiliation, and character assassinations, but any of this could describe what’s happening to every member of the lacrosse team.
Irresponsible “special interest groups” have held protests everyday holding the name and pictures of anyone on the lacrosse team, to having their pictures and hate slogans pasted all over school. The actions of these groups against these men are nothing short of harassment and unfair character assassination.

6/02/2006 07:18:00 PM  

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