Rape-Rape charges against Weinstein

Rape is a serious crime and deserves to be treated as such. Drunken ambiguous-consent-and-blackout college sex, regrets after sex, or trying to leverage the provision of sex into an emotional relationship are personal matters more than legal ones. The "casting couch" where Hollywood directors tell eager starlets that if only they offer sex they will be cast in big roles and become a star tends to fall more into the latter... at least in the popular conception.

He has now been charged with actual rape, criminal charges.

There is also now a class-action lawsuit led by three women. Their claims appear to be clearly non-consensual and forcible (and thus criminal rape).

But I'm puzzled how and why these claims are being filed as civil lawsuit, and especially as a class-action lawsuit (!!!).

This entry was published Sun Jun 03 09:05:38 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-06-02 11:06:06.0. [Tweet]

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