Hotel Calls Rape Victim, "Careless"

*Please note, I don’t believe everything I read, but could someone please tell me how a victim of Rape is to blame?I don’t care if they say ‘in part’ or not. If this story ends up being true, I am boycotting the Hotel in question. I will wait until all the facts come out first though. You know who is to blame? The man who raped her! Sorry I am so aggravated by this. I am personally a victim of sexual assault and my tolerance is abnormally low for this kind of crap.

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Lawyers for a Connecticut hotel where a woman was raped at gunpoint in front of her children are putting some blame on the victim, saying in court documents that she was careless and negligent.
The papers filed in Superior Court by the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa last month are in response to the woman's lawsuit claiming the hotel failed to prevent the 2006 attack by Gary Fricker. He's now serving 20 years in prison.
Prosecutors said Fricker assaulted the woman in her minivan in the hotel's parking garage in front of her two children, then 3 and 5.
The victim, in her suit against the hotel, calls the conduct of the hotel and garage "extreme and outrageous." The suit claims that when at least one employee noticed Fricker loitering and acting suspiciously the day before the attack "no employee of the Mariott Hotel or any of the other defendants took any steps to question, interrupt or otherwise discourage the assailant’s conduct."
Lawyers also wrote that the hotel and garage were negligent because they didn’t’ take "reasonable security precautions" and failed to "adequately monitor and patrol" the lot.
The hotel's court filing said the woman "failed to exercise due care for her own safety and the safety of her children and proper use of her senses and facilities."
The woman's lawyer didn't immediately return a message Thursday.


"Rape is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused." ~Freda Adler

ADDENDUM; As of Aug. 17th, 2009. The Marriott has dropped their accusations. Between public outrage and the thought that no jury is going to buy it, they have issued an apology.

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