"Anything that can draw interest to our town and make people want to visit, we would like. ... If it peaks people's interest about our city, we would certainly welcome them here."—Mayor of Milledgeville, Georgia Richard Bentley, on the alleged sexual assault committed by thrice-accused NFL footballer Ben Roethlisberger in Milledgeville, and what a great tourist draw it is.
The hat tip goes to Shaker Maria, who emails: "As if it wasn't bad enough that the investigation of Pittsburgh Steeler Ben Roethlisberger's alleged rape of an incapacitated young woman wasn't hopelessly botched from day one (including the now resigned police officer who didn't want to take the complaint in the first place and referred to the accuser as a 'fucking bitch...This drunken bitch, drunk off her ass' and who had himself earlier in the night posed for a photo with Roethlisberger), we now have the mayor where the alleged assault took place proclaiming that the incident is good for tourism."
Three times Roethlisberger has been accused of sexual assault. And there are still people—cops—who think it's just "fucking bitches" out to get him. And mayors who think that shit's great for tourism.
Just another day in the Rape Culture.