Steubenville: Correcting The Video

This video has 50,000+ views and it gets all the facts wrong, exactly along the same lines as the Alexandria Goddard / LocalLeaks narrative.

Among the false claims:

  • No coverup
  • Alleged victim not raped ‘vaginally and anally’
  • Not comatose
  • Coach never said to destroy evidence
  • Prosecutor prosecuted
  • No such thing as rape crew
  • and on and on and on


What really happened? Read the court transcript here:

Correcting LocalLeaks: What Really Happened

This is pretty unreal.

I want you to compare what LocalLeaks is claiming ‘really happened’ to what prosecution witnesses say ‘really happened’. It is AMAZING that LocalLeak hasn’t been vetted or corrected on the huge number of factual errors in this one paragraph.

And LocalLeaks account has been linked everywhere.

After being convinced, with some amount of coaxing – to attend the parties that night with the “Rape Crew” by by Mark Cole’s girlfriend Santoro, Jane Doe was picked up at a volley ball team party she was attending in the early evening of August 11th and transported in a vehicle with Richmond, Mays and Cole in it. Jane Doe was administered a “date rape” drug snuck into her drink almost immediately, possibly while still in the vehicle enroute to the nights “festivities”. In any case, she has no memories after being picked up. The first party of the night was at the home of Assistant Coach Rick Cameletti, where Michael Nodianos, Charlie Keenan, Cody Saltsman, and Anthony Craig were already engaged in heavy drinking and drug use. At this location Jane Doe was raped multiple times by Richmond and Mays and at least two other assailants from the “Rape Crew”. At that point the “party” went on the move. They first stopped at another Assistant Coach’s home, Coach Belerdine. Both Belerdine and his sister were present at this time. Jane Doe was again sexually assaulted at this party. They hit the road again with an unconscious Jane Doe in tow. While en route to Mark Cole’s house, Jane was again  (adding: allegedly) raped and sodomized in the back seat of a vehicle – and this was video recorded by Mark Cole who was in the front seat. Her attackers (adding: alleged assailaint) in the car were again Mays and Richmond. Once they arrived at Mark Cole’s house Jane Doe was carried (adding: helped to walk down) to the basement where she was again (adding: allegedly) raped multiple times by multiple attackers, one of which was Michael Nodianos. Also at the Cole residence, Jane Doe was orally raped by Trent Mays. Finally, having sated themselves and exhausted any further entertainment that Jane Doe could provide for these animals, she was unceremoniously dumped (still unconscious) onto the front lawn of the Cole residence – where at least one member of the “Rape Crew” proceeded to urinate on her. At some point in the early morning hours of August 12th, a still unconscious Jane Doe was transported to her home in West Virginia – where she was deposited on the front lawn of her families home. She was discovered there by her parents at dawn.

 Read the events of the night from the transcript of the probable cause hearing.

Steubenville Transcript: The Daily Mail’s “Two Other Victims” Theory

So, this is bizarre bit of testimony and I’m curious to see what you think in comments. Better yet, if anyone from Steubenville KNOWS what this is about send me a confidential email to

The Daily Mail claims that two other photos found on Anthony Craig’s phone indicate ‘two more victims!’.

EXCLUSIVE: Pictures found on cellphone show TWO MORE girls semi-naked and face down in basement where 16-year-old was ‘raped by Ohio school football stars’

  • Undated photographs were stored on cellphone belonging to friend of the Steubenville case accused Ma’lik Richmond and Trent Mays

  • Raises chilling possibility of two more, as yet unknown, victims

  • They show two girls, both face down and in a state of undress on distinctive carpet – strikingly similar to image taken in August of alleged victim

Craig starts by admitting he had more photos but unless I’m reading the transcript wrong, Craig clearly says he was sent the photos by the women and they don’t seem to be from the basement Then Ma’lik Richmond’s attorney should Craig two photos that Craig claims he has never seen but it seems to me the lawyer is implying the photos are of Jane Doe, whose real named I have redacted. There’a a lot of Objecting so it gets confusing at points.

None of this seems to indicate two new victims, unless by victim you mean ‘willing participant’. and assuming Craig isn’t lying.

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Um. Well?


Steubenville: No Means No

I’ve had a few interesting discussions with people on Twitter about the broad concept of ‘consent’, which is obviously going to be a factor in the legal case. Again — I have no interest in trying the case in public. We haven’t heard from the defense and we’re only heard a little from the prosecution in the Probable Cause hearing. Let’s let the case play out. Let’s not rush to judgment.

One unhelpful thing some people say is ‘No means no.‘ It’s true. I agree that no means no. The problem is that this case is more complex that and as the transaction shows. That’s why these deeper issues of consent come into plau.