Opposition Leader Addresses Rape Allegations Against UDP Attorney
Also weighing in on the rape allegations against the UDP affiliated attorney was the Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow. During his press conference today, he noted that the rape allegations against his political colleague is outside his character.
Moses “Shyne” Barrow, Leader of the Opposition: “The person that is accused these accusations are not consistent with the person that I know. I will say that. That’s not the person I know. I don’t party with the person, I don’t hang out. Nobody could tell you that they see me at Thirsty’s or Shisha or anywhere. Remember one of our mutual friends had her birthday and you know how much I love her she’s like a big sister to me and she had her birthday at a bar and I walked in and walked out. Like I walked in and I hugged her, kissed her “I love you big sis.” and I left. I don’t go out. I don’t party. I don’t hang out it’s not my thing so you know I don’t know what my friends do when they’re partying but I will say that this type of behavior is not consistent with the person that I know. Does that mean that I agree with what was written in Hot Off the Press ? Absolutely not. Do I think it crossed the line ? I think it did.”
Opposition Leader Barrow furthered his statements on the rape allegations, saying that it is important to realize that this is the silly season where allegations will come out to gain political leverage just weeks before the municipals.
Moses “Shyne” Barrow, Leader of the Opposition: “We live in a society, we live in a world where there are evil people with sinister motives on both sides. There have been people who have accused people of things falsely and certainly forty three days before an election any number could play and anyone can come out and start making all types of wild accusations and I belive that’s why you haven’t revealed the person’s name. A woman being unemployed and a woman going out to a bar and being around you know other people of the opposite sex any way eroded her credibility as a citizen of this nation to make an accusation. I don’t see how that video or that commentary erodes the credibility of the people complaining in this instance. There are other facts that I have been privy to but I won’t comment on those facts at this time because I do not want to prejudice the investigation.”
Reporter: Yeah but I’m asking you about the report – you’re speaking in general terms I’m asking specifically about the report.
Moses “Shyne” Barrow, Leader of the Opposition: “I don’t agree that that report erodes the credibility of the accusers. I don’t see how that in any way erodes their credibility.”
Reporter: But you’re talking about a factual conclusion about the report. I’m asking you about the fact of the report re victimizing people who are claiming to be victims.
Moses “Shyne” Barrow, Leader of the Opposition: “I don’t believe in re victimizing anyone. We have to have a balance as to the freedom of the press, the freedom of this media entity whether it is a certified media entity. If you feel it’s victim shaming I could see how you arrive at that position. I would not have wanted that to be a story that they did, I don’t think it was helpful to the accused I think it helped the accusers more than anything because it made it seem as if it – as you said there are many people that share your opinion that they were victim shaming so I believe it is regrettable.”
We will have more from today’s press conference in subsequent newscasts.