A Fox News guest said that a Missouri teen who says she was raped by a classmate was asking for it by going out late at night. He also accused her of lying.
“What did she expect to happen at one in the morning after sneaking out?” attorney Joseph DiBenedetto said on Shephard Smith Reports. “I’m not saying — assuming that these facts are accurate and this did happen — I’m not saying she deserved to be raped, but knowing the facts as we do here including what the prosecutor has set forth, this case is going nowhere and it's going nowhere quick.”
Shep Smith immediately jumped in and refuted his claims.
“What you’ve done, Joseph, is taken an alleged victim of rape and turned her into a liar and a crime committer,” he said. “That’s a far jump from a 1,000 miles away."
Watch a video of the exchange above.
Daisy Coleman and her mother have spoken out against the town of Maryville, which they say helped to cover up the assault. She claims that the student, from a well-connected family, raped her and a friend, but the charges were dropped.
The Maryville Police Department have denied a coverup.
Colemon says that the threats she received after bringing her case to the police became so bad that she was forced to leave town.