Despite the fact that it’s one of the biggest selling books ever, I think most people reading this would probably agree that ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ is complete and utter bullshit. However, it actually saved a father from going to jail for the rape of his daughter, so something good has finally come from its existence.
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The unnamed man was the client of a barrister named Cathy McCulloch, and had been accused of raping his daughter eight times over in the past six years. The man had no real defence other than ‘I didn’t do it’, whereas the daughter had given a compelling and detailed interview to police in order to convince them of his guilt.
It wasn’t looking good for the father until he mentioned in passing that his daughter’s favourite book was ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’. McCulloch had already thought that some of the situations described in the daughter’s interview belied her age, and so she delved into ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ to see if there were any similarities. Thankfully, she hadn’t actually read it previously.
Despite the fact it must have been pure torture to put herself through that prose, McCulloch discovered striking similarities between the text and the situations that the daughter had described in the interview. On the third day of the trial when she was on the stand, McCulloch went in on the girl about these similarities and seven minutes later, the trial was over.
The girl admitted to fabricating the whole story to teach her ‘strict’ father a lesson. What an absolute bitch. He was immediately acquitted and probably has an entire lifetime of awkward family meals to attend, knowing that his daughter hates him so much that she went to the police and pretended that he had raped her so that he would get in trouble and probably go to jail. Don’t really think there’s ever any coming back from that is there?
Thank God for ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ though eh – do you remember the ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ baby merchandise?