Serena apologizes for rape case comments

Serena apologizes for rape case comments

Serena apologizes for rape case comments

World No. 1 Serena Williams made an apology for comments in Rolling Magazine about a rape case.

Williams was quoted regarding a case in Steubenville, Ohio, in story about her posted online on Tuesday by Rolling Stone.

In the case, two players from a high school American football team were convicted last March of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl, with the way other students gossiped about the incident making the attack a nationwide topic.

"She's 16, why was she that drunk where she doesn't remember? It could have been much worse. She's lucky. Obviously I don't know, maybe she wasn't a virgin, but she shouldn't have put herself in that position, unless they slipped her something, then that's different."

"I'm not blaming the girl, but if you're a 16-year-old and you're drunk like that, your parents should teach you – don't take drinks from other people," the magazine quoted Williams as saying.

On Wednesday, Williams called those remarks "what I supposedly said" in a statement in which she apologized for what was written by Rolling Stone.

She however, affirms that she has fought for women’s equality in all of her career and that her prayers and support goes to rape victims.

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