A British teenager convicted by a judge in Cyprus for lying about being gang raped. The Ayia Napa ‘party animal’ has been given a suspended prison sentence and is now free to return to the UK.
In this time of the ‘metoo’ movement and as a woman, I know it is a very sensitive to talk about. The word (Rape) itself sounds unbelievably scary and describes feeling powerless over your own body, that must be traumatising.
As a woman who experianced trauma, this topic is very close to my heart, as many women have unspoken traumatic experiences. Hearing about their stories, it’s only fair for me to voice my humble thoughts on this case. RAPE is not something you should lie about, cases like this make it hard for those women or men (in many cases now) to get the justice they deserve. Having to live with it is heart breaking. Even when justice is served could you go on knowing the power your predictor had over you, the joy they stole from you.
I am not saying she isn’t innocent, I also don’t know if she’s telling the truth. Don’t throw eggs in the comment section. I’m sure many of us have heard stories where men (black men in particular) have been accused of rape while innocent. So forgive me if I can’t fully trust or support this young lady. Innocent till proven guilty right? Well many black men lost their freedom over rape alligation cases by blond hair, blue eyed women!
The teenager claimed she was raped by up to 12 Israeli tourists, in a hotel room in the party town of Ayia Napa on July 17. She was charged, while the young men, aged between 15 and 20, who were arrested over the incident, were freed after she signed a retraction statement 10 days later.
The woman, 19, was met by women’s rights groups chanting ‘we believe you’ as she entered Famagusta District Court in Paralimni. The teenager was given a four-month jail sentence, suspended for three years.
It must feel good to be a white woman.
Her lawyers who say she is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and needs urgent medical attention had asked the judge to consider a suspended prison sentence after she was convicted of public mischief last week. The teenager’s family earlier said they feared for her mental health if she were to be sent back to prison and hoped she would be allowed to return to the UK as soon as possible.