Fox News Guest: Female Victims of Sexual Predators Are ‘Very Few and Far Between’ (UPDATE)
“Few and Far Between” … this is quite a segment. Watch pic.twitter.com/rN9PPZYBH5
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) November 10, 2017
Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Thursday night used his considerable platform to drop scorching hot takes on the Roy Moore scandal, in which the Alabama candidate for senate has been accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl when he was 32.
Mercedes Colwin, a legal analyst for the network, appeared on last night’s edition of Hannity, and they discussed the allegations against Moore. The general consensus? Most victims of sexual abuse are making it up in a mad dash for cash.
″Do people do it for money?” Hannity asked Colwin. “They will lie to make money?”
“Undoubtedly,” Colwin replied. “There are individuals that will come forward with these outrageous allegations.”
These hordes of false accusers end up influencing the legal process, as most jurors, according to Colwin, have had first hand experience with deceivers, leading them to doubt instances of sexual violence, or something.
“Some jurors don’t believe it, because … in their own lives there are people who have made these accusations for money,” she said. “You see this time and time and time again.”
“A lot of these women, it’s all about money.”
Did Colwin stop there? No, Colwin did not stop there.
She finally admitted that, though “there are women that are victims of predators,” they are “very few and far between.” Very few and far between. Let that sink in for a minute.
It must be noted that Sean Hannity has apologized and admitted to misspeaking during yesterday’s episode of his radio program, in which he seemed to indicate that the 1979 sex act between Moore and 14-year-old Leigh Corfman was “consensual.”
UPDATE NOV. 13, 3:45 p.m. EST: Colwin has responded to the controversy surrounding her appearance in a series of tweets, apologizing and noting “My intent was not to trivialize or minimize the impact of sexual harassment.”
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