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Damn You, #FreeKate Liars! UPDATE: Parents of 14-Year-Old Girl Speak Out

Posted on | May 23, 2013 | 52 Comments

Following up on Wednesday night’s post, Thursday morning I wrote an article about the Kaitlyn Hunt case at The American Spectator:

It is a felony in Florida to have sex with 14-year-olds. Hunt was expelled from Sebastian High School — where she and the younger girl had sex in a restroom stall — and charged with two counts of “felony lewd and lascivious battery on a child.” The charges could put Hunt in prison for up to 15 years. Prosecutors have offered Hunt a plea bargain that would spare her jail time, but her supporters have organized an online crusade to have her let off scot-free — in effect, nullifying Florida’s law, which sets the age of consent at 16. . . .
The apparent public-relations strategy was described by Matthew Philbin of Newsbusters: “If you can play the gay card, you immediately trigger knee-jerk support from the liberal media and homosexual activists anxious to topple any and all rules regarding sex.”
None of Hunt’s supporters seem to care about the possible consequences of issuing what Philbin calls a “Get Out of Jail Free” card to their teenage lesbian hero-victim. Some have deliberately falsified the narrative of Hunt’s crime, claiming that the sexual relationship began when she was 17, when in fact Hunt turned 18 last August and the incidents at issue occurred between November and January. According to the arrest affidavit, the 14-year-old ran away from home on Jan. 4 and spent the night at Hunt’s home where, in the words of a Sheriff’s Department detective, the two teens “put their fingers inside of each other’s vaginas, put their mouths on each other’s vaginas, and both of them used a vibrator on each other to insert it in each other’s vaginas.”
This is “behavior that is both fairly innocuous and extremely common,” the American Civil Liberties Union declared Tuesday in a statement condemning the prosecution of Hunt.

You can read the whole thing, but I’m trembling with rage at this particular moment because a number of journalists — including a reporter for Miami’s NBC affiliate — have deliberately repeated the lies propagated by the #FreeKate mob:

When she was 17 years old, Kaitlyn Hunt started a consensual sexual relationship with a fellow Sebastian River High School student, who was 14 at the time.
When Hunt turned 18, an adult, police arrested her on child abuse charges.

This is false. It is an outright lie. WTVJ-TV reporter Steve Litz deliberately repeated this lie, even though the truth is easily determined by reference to the arrest affidavit that states:

  1. Kaitlyn Ashley Hunt’s date of birth is Aug. 14, 1994, meaning that her 18th birthday was in August, before the beginning of her senior year at Sebastian High School.
  2. Hunt’s sexual involvement with a 14-year-old freshman did not begin until last November.

The #FreeKate liars, led by Kaitlyn Hunt’s dishonest mother, have purposefully created the “she was only 17” myth in an effort to deceive supporters into believing that some kind of trick was played, namely, that the parents of the 14-year-old waited until Kaitlyn turned 18 to press charges. This is part of an orchestrated campaign to smear the younger girl’s parents. It is wrong, and any reporter — such as WTVJ-TV reporter Steve Litz — who willfully assists the Hunt family in this dishonest smear ought to be fired for it.

I’ll be back to add some updates, as soon as I calm down. That lying son of a bitch Steve Litz should be shamed out of the industry.

UPDATE: Damned liars make me angry:

Now I am grateful to Heather Russo for informing me that there is at least one decent honest reporter left in Florida. Jana Eschbach of West Palm Beach CBS affiliate WPEC-TV interviewed Jim and Laurie Smith, parents of the 14-year-old girl:

“We are not the type of people to go in front of the media,” said Laurie Smith.
First, let’s set the facts straight. Kate was not 17, their daughter not 15.
“Our daughter was 14, and this girl was 18,” said Jim Smith.
The Smiths are portrayed by the Hunt Family as going to the law first.
“It’s not the way it was. It was quite different. We had actually told Miss Hunt that this was wrong,” Laurie told CBS12’s Jana Eschbach.
But, according to the Smiths Kate was warned, not once, but twice to stop.
“Another adult, a mother, came to me and said ‘Ms. Smith you need to know this…we told Miss Hunt to leave your daughter alone. But they are in a relationship, and she’s 18.’ 18? My daughter is only 14,” Laure said.
Their 14-year-old began to act out, and one weekend morning they opened her door and she was gone.
“It’s the worst thing that I’ve ever experienced,” Jim said. “Somebody took her is what we thought. Because her running away is the furthest thing from my mind. You hear kids getting abducted out of your home. That was heart-wrenching.”
Reported missing, and found safe, the Smiths found out she was with Kate, who picked her up even though she had been told to stay away.
“Didn’t stop, then we didn’t have an alternative but to turn to the law, use it as a last resort,” said Jim.
“This whole story about you blaming Kate for making you daughter gay…where did that come from?” asked CBS12’s Jana Eschbach.
“I don’t know. It didn’t come from us. That’s not how we feel,” Jim said.
Bloggers shred Laurie online as a gay-basher, abusive to her daughter.
“They made me seem as if I’m a monster,” Laurie said.
But says they will stand strong.
“I will be her advocate for what she needs,” Laurie said.
Under an intense amount of national media attention their daughter still goes to high school every day. Hearing now that her parents hate gay people, and their worse fear is that their own daughter will begin to believe these lies.
“That’s why I’m talking to you…The stories that people are saying…I love my daughter and I am willing to do whatever to protect her,” Laurie said.

You might want to click the image and watch the video:

Now, here’s the situation: The prosecutor offered Kaitlyn Hunt a plea deal, an offer that will expire today — Friday, May 24 — however, the Hunt family wanted to plead this felony charge down to a misdemeanor, a slap on the wrist for their Precious Darling Kaitlyn. When the prosecutor refused to play along, because of the aggravating circumstances that should be obvious enough, the Hunt family decided to (a) enlist the assistance of the gay-rights movement, and (b) start telling lies to make Kaitlyn look like a victim.

This attempt to make their daughter the Rosa Parks of Jailbait has backfired disastrously. Not only did the political pressure fail to sway the prosecutor but now, if Kaitlyn decides to go to trial, she will have to answer for the falsehoods and smears perpetrated against the Smith family by the Hunt family and her supporters. And if Kaitlyn decides to accept the plea bargain? Well, the decision of whether or not she’s compelled to register as a sex offender will be up to the judge at sentencing, and my guess is that judge is going to pissed at how the perpetrator has re-victimized the 14-year-old in this ridiculous, false and futile “civil rights” charade.



  • Eliza

    Yes, she should go to prison and have to register as a sex offender. That’s what she is. Get a clue.

  • Eliza

    You should check your facts regarding the ages.