Monday, August 17, 2009

Marriott is dropping it's victim blaming defense

in the case of a Connecticut woman who is suing the company for negligent security, etc. after she was raped in front of her children in their parking garage.

Here's the original story from Jezebel. According to Marriott's defense lawyers, the victim was "careless, negligent and didn't exercise proper use of her senses" when she thought she'd be reasonably safe buckling her two small children into her minivan in their parking garage. When the company was inundated with folks boycotting in protest saying it would be idiotic to stay at their fine establishment and expect any reasonable level of personal security, they backpedaled.

btw, I really, really hate having two posts in a row about rape but there you go.

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