By now, you've read or heard about Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's explicit, detailed statement denying that he is guilty of rape, in which he (or someone writing on his behalf) makes the remarkable assertion that "[t]he only thing as vicious as rape is falsely accusing someone of rape." It's not unusual for accused rapists to go on the offensive; defense lawyers have long since figured out that it's easier to smear the credibility of a victim than to prove a client's innocence. But, even against that backdrop, Winston's statement is truly remarkable in its self-victimization.
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