*You know, its not easy being in the public eye. No, really. Sometimes when I hear of the stupid blunders–the insensitive remarks or just plain dumbness that escapes out of people’s mouth I say to myself, “That could have easily been me.”
When a camera or a mic is in your face, and someone asks you a question and you’ve only got a second to answer, its different than sitting home on your laptop, with time of think of a nice, refined response.
But even with all that said, there is no way in sam-hell that I would pose my lips to ask a rape victim what this presiding judge asked her.
The teen victim in this story told Federal Court Justice Robin Camp that she was sexually assaulted by a man as she leaned over a bathroom sink at a party in 2014.
And guess what came out of his mouth.
“Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?”
And to add insult to injury, he continued badgering the rape victim by asking questions like, “Why didn’t you just sink your bottom down into the basin so he couldn’t penetrate you?”
And, how’s this one, why “she allowed the sex to happen if she didn’t want it.”
Even with the Canadian Judicial Council reviewing his inappropriate conduct, this man’s downright crude line of questioning shows he is blatantly inexperienced for this type of case.
There is nothing in writing that describes the woman as black, but it is being implied that she is.
And is it any surprise that this man acquitted the rapist?
Don’t fret, his acquittal was overturned later by an appeals court.
Meanwhile the Judicial Council is set to make a determination as to whether Camp’s “sexist and disrespectful treatment” towards the 19-year-old victim should result in his removal from the bench.
Seems like a no-brainer to me.