She may be a tennis champion, but she didn’t win any friends after a strange quote in a Rolling Stone interview regarding the victim of a rape case
The net went ballistic after Serena seemingly blamed a16-year-old victim for her predicament.
“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, 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.”
Sensing the public relations disaster, Williams issued a statement hat suggests she was perhaps misquoted by the magazine.
From Serena Williams’ website:
What happened in Steubenville was a real shock for me. I was deeply saddened. For someone to be r-ped, and at only sixteen, is such a horrible tragedy! For both families involved – that of the r-pe victim and of the accused. I am currently reaching out to the girl’s family to let her know that I am deeply sorry for what was written in the Rolling Stone article. What was written – what I supposedly said – is insensitive and hurtful, and I by no means would say or insinuate that she was at all to blame.
Recognizing her position as a role model for young girls and women, Williams mentioned of her support and offered prayers for the victim.
Thus far, there has not been a response from the family of the teenager. The writer of the story claims to have audio proving she indeed made those remarks.