On the basis that we are now in agreement that 'the jury believed she was lying' is not a correct statement I will move on from pressing you on the issue.
Sadly, it is true that the vast majority of the public will form an opinion on this issue and many other based on the tabloids. If the Sun prints that the decision shows the girl lied many will go with that. This is what happened to the girl in the Michael Le Vell case. The jury actually could not prove his guilt beyond reasonable doubt and one of the reasons was the evidence from when the girl was 10 years old was inconsistent (which is not unusual in such cases). Le Vell made a statement that the girl was a fantasist. which is only his opinion and not something the court said or for that matter was born out in the trial. Newspaper headlines went with his comment and sadly that girl is labeled a 'liar' without any real right of reply.
seren - let us just hope she has people around her with more ability to understand the law than you do.
i think the problem with the case is that the girl accused both of rape........and by the verdicts.the jury believed she was lying in the first case but telling the truth in the second.......which doesn't make sense..
I am very sure that when a man is acquitted of rape that the women feels she is not believed, that is why many don't report it. Your language in the quote above shows that you think the jury was saying she was LYING. This is not correct, you are wrong as that is not what the jury was saying at all.
Be very clear that it is comments like yours and the language that YOU used that don't help.
seren nos - I think you miss why your post disturbed me. It is when you said 'the jury believed she was lying in the first case'. Seriously do you not see that you should retract such a statement and it is this type of utter nonsense statement and attitude it displays that contributes to an environment where over 80% of rapes are not reported.
Frankly it staggers me that you are ok debating a case of rape when you clearly cannot be bothered understanding what went on. Usually it is only your posting style that gets to me but today I am left totally gobsmacked at your crassness.
Cunk - they won't do it but if the PNE board signed Evans I would take her to watch one of the other north west lower league clubs, with the exception of Blackpool, I really couldn't subjected her to that level of seaside torture.