Our thanks to Alan for this, text of the BBC report in bold:
I saw a story this morning that must be the most ridiculous claim of rape ever made, or is it? Perhaps it should be a challenge.
Duffy: Singer was ‘drugged for four weeks, raped and taken abroad’
In the story ‘Singer Duffy has opened up about a four-week ordeal during which she says she was drugged in her own home, raped and taken to a foreign country.’
That already sounds deeply implausible more like the plot of a novel than real life but it gets better.
She wrote: “It was my birthday, I was drugged at a restaurant, I was drugged then for four weeks and travelled to a foreign country.”
Lets get the story straight, was she drugged in a restaurant or at her home?
“I can’t remember getting on the plane and came round in the back of a travelling vehicle. I was put into a hotel room and the perpetrator returned and raped me.”
The star said she then “could have been disposed of by him”. She contemplated running away but was afraid he would call the police.
So she was put on a plane unconscious? Yet the crew and any other passengers did nothing and she was afraid that the man who kidnapped and raped her would report her to the police!
She explained that she flew back to the UK with him but “knew my life was in immediate danger” because he made veiled threats to kill her.
“It didn’t feel safe to go to the police. I felt if anything went wrong, I would be dead, and he would have killed me. I could not risk being mishandled or it being all over the news during my danger.”
In other words she flew back to Britain with her ‘kidnapper’ and ‘rapist’ but didn’t make any report or complaint.
In summary she is asking to believe that on her birthday she was drugged in a restaurant by a man who then kidnapped her and took her abroad for 4 weeks during which time she was kept in a hotel room and then flew back to Britain with her kidnapper all without making any attempt to escape or complaint to the police.
This must be the most ridiculous claim of rape and kidnapping ever made, utterly ludicrous yet it is reported as ‘news’.
She spent a month with a man travelling abroad and staying in a hotel room and then claims kidnap and rape.Who was her companion for this time period and will he sue her? Why do the journalists involve report this with a straight face. It is clearly utter nonsense.
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