Posted on | June 7, 2013 | 30 Comments
There has actually been news in the story of the accused sex offender who, for a few days last month, became a gay-rights poster girl.
The biggest news? Support for the “Free Kate” movement has utterly collapsed, and even gay activists like Stampp Corbin of LGBT Weekly are calling b.s. on the victimhood narrative:
What makes Kaitlyn so special? Is it because she is a photogenic cheerleader and also a lesbian?
There are many young males in this country serving prison terms for exactly what Kaitlyn allegedly has done. Will their convictions be reversed if Kaitlyn gets off? No. That’s what concerns me so much. Do we really want to send the message that we only care when it is someone from our community?
The facts of the case simply don’t support the victimhood narrative, which was what had attracted nationwide media attention — including a Today show appearance — and now the case is simply a routine cops-and-courts story for the local newspapers to report:
VERO BEACH — Kaitlyn Hunt’s attorney is asking for a postponement in Hunt’s underage sex case so per-trial preparations may be completed, according to court records.
“The motion (request) is made in good faith and not for the purposes of delay,” attorney Julia Graves wrote. Indian River Circuit Judge Robert Pegg will consider the request in court Friday morning.
Hunt’s case — she is accused of having sex with a 14-year-old when she was 18, an adult — now is scheduled for a June 20 hearing to decide whether it is ready to go before a jury. . . .
Graves has said she will not only be defending Hunt, she will be challenging the state law under which Hunt is being prosecuted.
Hunt has waived her right to a speedy trial and Graves said she is preparing a number of motions that need to be heard before trial. Also, the attorney said she is still investigating the case.
Prosecutors say they want to move ahead with a trial and want the defense to show what it has so far.
Her lawyer is asking for a postponement of the trial — because “she is still investigating the case” — and her national support has evaporated, but apparently the Rosa Parks of Jailbait doesn’t realize her 15 minutes of fame are over:
Notice that the hours of the “Free Kate” party were 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday night — the night before Kaitlyn’s high school graduation. What a wholesome environment for an all-American family:
Anybody out there familiar with the phrase “boundary issues”? I mean, here you have a family that doesn’t see anything inappropriate about having an 18-year-old high school senior (who is awaiting trial on two felony counts) partying past midnight at a gay bar.
And people are calling them out on their mythical victimhood:
Oh, right: Kaitlyn’s father implies there is exculpatory evidence that “can’t be released to the public.” And given Steve Hunt’s record of dishonesty — he got kicked off the police force for lying, and was arrested last year for fraud, and his Change.org petition deliberately misrepresented the ages of both girls — everybody’s just supposed to take Steve Hunt’s word for this, I guess.
The evidence as we know it is summarized in the case report by the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, which includes some relevant information not mentioned in the affidavit, e.g.:
“They then started texting each other. Kaitlyn would ask [the 14-year-old] if she liked girls and said that she would date her if she did.”
. . . and also:
“The conversation took place via [Facebook private message] on January 9, 2013. During the conversation Kaitlyn admits to having a relationship [with the 14-year-old] and also [acknowledges] the fact that she knows she is 18 and there can be consequences for their relationship.”
“Consequences for their relationship” — imagine that!
We conclude with a message from Kaitlyn’s younger sister (the one she assisted in the 2-on-1 beatdown of another girl) that Emily Hunt posted to Twitter before she took her account private:
You stay classy, Hunt family! Should have taken the plea bargain . . .
- June 4: ‘Low-Information Voter,’ IYKWIMAITYD
- June 4: But … It Was Consensual!
- June 3: Special Rights for Teen Lesbians?
- June 2: PHOTO: ‘Model Citizen’ Kaitlyn Hunt Helps Sister in 2-on-1 Beach Beatdown
- June 1: 2004: Kaitlyn Hunt’s Father ‘Pressured a Victim Not to File a Battery Charge’
- June 1: Don’t #FreeKate: The Hunt Family’s Hate
- May 31: Local PFLAG: ‘The Cry of Discrimination … Does Not Seem to Apply’ in Hunt Case
- May 31: The #FreeKate Meltdown Continues
- May 30: Hiroshima for #FreeKate? Younger Sister Praises Her Mother as ‘F–king Badass’
- May 30: Can You Count All the Rationalizations and Lies Offered by Kaitlyn Hunt’s Mom?
- May 29: Quite Possibly the Most Eloquent Sentence of My Entire Journalism Career
- May 29: VIDEO: Saint Kate of the Blessed Finger: ‘Beat Her F–king Ass! Get That Bitch!’
- May 28: Liberal Logic™ — #FreeKate Edition
- May 27: #FreeKate Lies Unravel; Roman Polanski Could Not Be Reached for Comment
- May 27: The Story Too Good to Be True
- May 26: In Search of Liberal ‘Principle,’ and Also: Does #FreeKate Have a Larger Agenda?
- May 25: Aggravating Circumstances: Against the #FreeKate Campaign for Sexual Anarchy
- May 25: #FreeKate Lies Rejected by Daily Kos Staffer, and Other New Developments
- May 24: Because She’s Cute, That’s Why
- May 24: BREAKING: Kaitlyn Hunt Refuses Plea Offer, Will Face Trial on June 20
- May 23: Damn You, #FreeKate Liars! UPDATE: Parents of 14-Year-Old Girl Speak Out
- May 22: Liberals Now Arguing for a Lesbian’s Right to Have Sex With a 14-Year-Old Girl