Footballer Ched Evans has caused a stir this week after warning that women should be careful when drinking when “there are genuine rapists out there”. This comes after being found guilty of raping a 19-year-old girl back in 2011.
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Evans admitted to having sex with the teenager at the hotel in Rhyl, north Wales and cheating on his girlfriend Natasha Massey, but he has always insisted that the sex was consensual.
However, prosecutors said that she was too drunk to have consented and he was handed a five year sentence after being found guilty in 2011. He challenged the accusation twice and in 2016, he was found not guilty and was released from prison after serving just half of the sentence.
In a bizarre move, Evans has now warned women about the dangers of drinking:
A lot of work needs to be done in relation to consent because I definitely think that the police have an agenda to find ways to charge people and the easiest one is the drunk one.
I also think that women need to be made aware of the dangers they can put themselves in because there are genuine rapists out there who prey on girls who have been drinking.
Yeah, I mean his conviction might have been overturned and all, but I still don’t think he’s the best person to be warning women about their vulnerability to sex attackers when drunk. It’s almost like Oscar Pistorius warning about the dangers of gun crime.