Bonny Turner, who waived her right to anonymity, is appealing against the decision to drop her case due to insufficient evidence.
Well, since the ‘Guardian’ have chosen to feature her story, she must have a good case. Right?
…was fast asleep when it happened. In February 2016 she was staying in the hotel room of a man with whom she was having a casual relationship. She says she partially woke up to find him raping her in her sleep.
Sounds good so far.
Thinking she was still in a nightmare, she managed to push the man away and shout “Stop”…
And then called the pol…
…before going back to sleep.
The following morning, the acquaintance had left. Turner, who has waived her right to anonymity, describes sitting in shock, staring blankly at the television. Not knowing exactly what she was doing, she took both her clothes and his back to her house and laundered them.
For a few days – while she was in shock, she says – she had consensual sex with her attacker.
Yes, I think I’m beginning to see the reason for the CPS position here…
Three days later, she had a panic attack. “I woke up sweating and sobbing and that’s when it really hit me. My body was sounding the alarm about what had happened to me.”
Dinosaur’s bodies communicated with their brains faster than hers…
…she finally got a letter from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) saying there was insufficient evidence to take her case to trial. They argued that the messages were not necessarily an admission of guilt, and they could not prove she had not consented. The fact that she had previously had consensual sex with him would “support the reasonable belief that you were also consenting on this occasion”.
No jury would possibly convict. Men would think ‘That could be me accused by this whackjob’ and women would think ‘That could be my brother accused by this whackjob’. That they had to explain this to her tells you all you need to know.