Right-wing media like Charlie Kirk have weaponized a May sexual assault in a Loudon County high school in order to attack trans-inclusive bathrooms, falsely claiming that a policy that was not in place at the time of the assault allowed a boy to enter a girls restroom and assault a 15-year-old girl. Like many instances of sexual assault, the teenager -- who has been charged with assault -- knew his victim.
The parents she is representing have spoken out this week, often in interviews with conservative news outlets, to assert that the charged youth is “gender fluid” and that the assault took place in a girls bathroom. Those details have not been confirmed by authorities. The parents have also denounced a policy put in place by Loudoun’s school board in August that lets students use bathrooms matching their gender identities. At the time of the alleged assault involving their daughter, that rule was not in effect.
Charlie Kirk on YouTube today: