On Monday’s broadcast of ABC’s “The View,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg and fellow panelist discussed the fallout from revelations that discredited a recent Rolling Stone magazine story accusing a University of Virginia fraternity of gang rape.”
Goldberg’s fellow “View” panelists, Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez criticized the journalistic aspects and the consequence, which might mean actual rape victims being reluctant to step forward in the future.
Goldberg decried the circumstances of the story because it created a situation that allows for something taken as fact without proof.
“I mean, look, you know, I’ve gotten a lot of heat from people because I say — I want as much as you can give me to nail the SOB,” she said. “That’s what I want. But I don’t like that people can just say anything and it’s taken as fact. We owe it to ourselves, to our sisters, to our brothers who are the folks who may be accused to get the facts. Get the facts. Get as much as you can. There’s nothing wrong with it. Because if you can get the person off the street who has done this — baby, let’s put him away.
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