Judge Jeremy Richardson QC described it as a “weak case”, although he stressed he was not critical of the Crown Prosecution Service.
Well, no. That’d be like a fish criticizing water, after all…
Cabral hit out following the outcome of the case and said it was unfair the woman was able to keep her anonymity while his reputation was on the line.
Speaking outside court, he said: “I think in England more than anywhere it’s too easy for a girl to do something like this.
“She lied all about me but she had nothing. I go in the press, I’m accused of rape, but she has nothing, you can see in the courts she lived normally, she go out, she go drink, she go party, go to after-party, life was normal for her.
“I think you need to do something about this because it’s too easy for a girl to say someone raped you, that is not sure, but their life keeps going.“
Amen. But who’s listening? Certainly not the BBC, for whom it doesn’t even need to be a girl.