At What Price, Fame: The High Cost of Re-Victimization and the Steubenville Rape Case


by Amy Lynn Burch

Published on April 29, 2013 @ 10:32pm

With the verdict decided and justice served, I sit here at my computer some six weeks later contemplating the potential aftermath of the Steubenville Rape case. Although, I am satisfied that the correct judgment was rendered I cannot help but wonder how much damage was done to the case and all parties involved due to social media manipulation and the meddlesome behavior of those claiming to be members of the hacktivist group “Anonymous”. I’ve written before that I believe one blogger in particular has used the Steubenville Rape case to further her own personal agenda. I contend that she has a personal axe to grind, if you will, as respects the powers that be in Steubenville. By powers that be I mean specifically law enforcement of Steubenville and also Big Red football which has been suggested by others including…

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  1. Anonymous
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 20:44:58

    It’s truly amazing to watch all this stuff unfold. I do think it’s possible – at least in the beginning – that Prinnie’s intentions were good, and that it’s her association with McKee that sent her in a constant, downward spiral.

    I would have no problem if Prinnie’s primary goal was to uncover what was thought-of corruption, but to backpedal and say it was all for the victim? Nope, foul.

    The worst now is McKee’s latest rants about how she was manipulator on so many fronts (paraphrasing, but just read her tweets about how SHE did this and SHE did that – am I the only one who got the impression that she thinks she played Prinnie like a puppet, too? And that she’s proud of it?). I mean, as she puts it, without McKee NO ONE would have EVER known about the tweets, the video and heck, anything else for that matter. (Who uses marketing tactics to publicize a rape, anyway?) You also have to love how she was able to “summon” Anonymous to step in. Umm, no. She could do what anyone else can – post data, and hope there’s enough to influence the “powers that be” to take action, but to act as if Anonymous has puppet strings she can pull…

    McKee will probably accuse me of being a pussy – for “hiding” behind a title of “Anonymous”. Of course, she has no problem contacting Anonymous (and expecting cheers and hugs for doing so) when it benefits her own cause. You’d think as a victim herself McKee would have at least considered what all this so-called publicity has done to further traumatize Jane Doe. Especially since so many in the Steubenville area know exactly who she is. Great, she probably was going to have trouble walking down the street… I can’t imagine what she’d go through browsing the Internet.


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