Fox Guest: “Squadrons Of Sex Bureaucrats ... Are Encouraging Women To Say They Were Raped When What They Really Were Was Regretful”

Tucker Carlson Hosts Campus Rape Denier To Discuss “At What Rate Are People Falsely Accused”

From the February 3 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:

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TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Well to hear the Obama administration tell it, the typical American college is like war-ravaged Syria but with a library. Sexual assault, we were told, affects 1 in 5 or maybe even 1 in 4 women on a typical campus, and a wave of executive orders and new programs were meant to fix it. But was there hype involved in those estimates, and were the people accused given due process? 


CARLSON: So I have no doubt obviously sexual assault occurs on campus, and it's horrifying. But at what rate is the question, and at what rate are people falsely accused? What's the truth of that. You just wrote a book on that question.

STUART TAYLOR: That's right, and sure, rape is terrible and it happens on campus. Stipulating. The idea that 1 in 5 college women are raped or sexually assaulted more broadly while on campus is absolute nonsense. It comes from surveys by private organizations that have agendas, that ask misleading questions. They don't ask the women were you raped or sexually assaulted because they know they won't get anywhere near the numbers they want. There are pretty good federal surveys on this. They would suggest that 1 in 100 roughly women are raped during their four years in college, five years, and if you add lesser sexual assaults, less serious ones, you're up to about 1 in 40 or one in 50. That's way too many, but it's not the escalating national crisis that the Obama administration pretended it was.

CARLSON: Now in tandem with those claims was the idea that basically everyone accused of a sexual misdeed on campus was guilty. And my question from the beginning was, well what happens to those people? Are they able to prove that they're not guilty if indeed they're not guilty or is the justice system on campus anything like you'd expect in normal life? 

TAYLOR: No, it's not at all. It's a Kafka-esque campus kangaroo courts is my word for them. First, lots of people accused of rape or sexual assault on- and off- campus are not guilty. Especially on-campus, because there are squadrons of sex bureaucrats at all the colleges in the country who are encouraging women to say they were raped when what they really were was regretful afterwards. So no, it's not 1 in 5.


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