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What are you hoping to do about this?
Obviously they are entitled to do this. It is a controversial issue because his accuser will hide behind lifelong anonymity and probably do this to somebody else as well.
However, that is the state of the law and the papers are free to name him.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Only if there is a restriction upon publication as a youth.
That may well have been removed because it is a grave offence.
Be careful with making points like that he has been falsely accused. Of course he has. Most allegations of rape are twaddle. A finding of not guilty is not prove of a false allegation though.
So it wasn't a false allegation then but a mistake.
Yes, I understand.
I was just making the point that you need to be careful how you describe the finding of the court.
It is nothing to do with the colour of his skin. It is to do with the fact that in the 1970s allegations of rape weren't taken seriously enough and so now we have to go way over the top until society moves on.
Yes, I understand there are false accusers about. There are more false accuser than genuine victims.
That does not make it a racist issue.
If it were racist then it doesn't make any sense that she would exculpate him when in the witness box.
What it is though is attention seeking, compensation hunting or an act of revenge usually.