A more accurate title for this piece would be “Look At This Lying Rapist Scumbag Plead For His Life…
Hunter Hansen
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Aligning with survivors in situations of alleged abuse is the best approach; false claims are a rarity, and innocent until proven guilty fails in such situations due to the current model’s expectations of proof.

I haven’t called them a liar for a reason, and continue using the term alleged, as the claims have not been proven, but — as I have pointed out — even if the claims were false, this statement is still inappropriate. It betrays the duo’s own politics, focuses on a narrative centred on the accused, and promotes unfailing support of alleged abusers instead of critical caution.

If the abuse claims prove false (which is unlikely) this statement would still be a manipulative piece with heavy victim-blaming overtones, and the damage of such sentiments is an issue in itself even outside of the abuse claims.

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