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"Not the swan"

A case currently at Inner London Crown Court centres on three 13 year-old boys accused of raping two 16 year-old girls. The boys were vandalising a 261 bus between Bromley and Lewisham before, it is claimed, they followed the girls, mugged them for their phones and said, “Give us a blowjob if you want your phones back”. The girls claim they were then gangraped by the boys who filmed everything on their own phones.

Barrister Sheilagh Davies knows how to stick up for her clients. Representing one of the boys, she said in court today that the girls consented to sex, “maybe to get attention, maybe to gain affection”.
She told the jury one of the girls, who testified via video link, had “slimmed down a lot” since the incident in southeast London last November. The barrister added: “She was 12st 6lb—not quite the swan she may turn into. She may well have been glad of the attention.” [thelondonpaper]
Good point, Sheilagh. When you’re overweight, “Give us a blowjob if you want your phone” is as close as you’re going to get to being sung “Three Times A Lady”. Another great day for women and for the legal profession, then.



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May. 17th, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC)
Bloody hell, though, 12st 6lb, you say? I'm surprised she can get through doorways. Any cock is good cock when you're too fat to wipe your own ass, like a woman at 12st 6lb--probably a size 16, depending on her height!!--would obviously be! I hope she was grateful.
May. 17th, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
You'd make a good barrister.
May. 17th, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC)
I'm a good 3 stone heavier than her, and I've never had any cock either.
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May. 17th, 2007 06:04 pm (UTC)
I don't buy that. If the alleged victim is black would it be OK for her to say "my client was entitled to believe she was up for it because black people are notoriously morally loose"? Character assassination based on stereotyping surely can't be justified.
May. 18th, 2007 07:41 am (UTC)
When I skim-read this story last night I initially attributed the comments to a judge, you know, the type who asks what the internet is. I couldn't believe it when I realised these were words from a woman's mouth. I realise she has to defend her client, but holy christ, does she have to decimate the life of a young girl in the process?

BTW, I've got quite chunky thighs, so if anyone wants a blow job just let me know thanks.
May. 18th, 2007 10:23 am (UTC)
There's a reason that "lawyer" and "liar" sound similar. Yes, a defence lawyer is bound to try everything to get his or her client off. However, I don't think that a jury with any women or with any sensible men on it would accept this kind of defence any longer. It's just not on.

While wearing provocative clothing might provoke this kind of defence of men who assault women, the prosecution should counter that with the entirely reasonable assertion that no matter what a woman is wearing men have an obligation under law to keep themselves in check and refrain from assaulting people in general.
May. 20th, 2007 12:03 pm (UTC)
Sorry, but 13yr old cock? (Rolls on floor laughing)Anyway, she clearly hasn't heard that girls do get laid if they are bigger than a size 14. Maybe her own boyfriend used Sheilagh's weight against her to withold sex. Poor baby.

Went to a christian Lawyer dinner the other night. Hard to see where lawyer and christian meet, reading this. What are they doing to practice...oh yeah. EU Law.
May. 20th, 2007 12:04 pm (UTC)
I meant - "going" to practice...

Sorry. Tired.
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