One member of Rizzle Kicks has shared his thoughts on the controversial verdict in the Ched Evans case.
Welsh footballer Evans, 27, was cleared on Friday (October 14) of raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room in Rhuddlan, Denbighshire in May 2011.
He had been convicted in April 2012 and spent two and a half years in prison, but his conviction was quashed on April of this year by the Court of Appeal, who ordered a retrial.
Many high-profile commentators, including former solicitor general Vera Baird QC, have said that details of the woman’s sexual history should not have been heard in court during the retrial.
Baird said after the verdict that the decision to make this evidence admissible in what retrial judge Lady Justice Hallett ruled was a “rare case” could set back the law in this area “about 30 years”.
In a statement shared on Twitter, one member of Rizzle Kicks declared the verdict “fucking vile” and expressed concerns over the fact the woman’s sexual history had been heard in court.
“What’s a woman’s sexual history got to do with whether or not she was raped?” he wrote. “That insinuates that if a girl likes sex she can’t be raped?? That makes me feel ill. What the fuck is going on?” Read the full statement below.
I feel like I really need to comment on this Ched Evans case… pic.twitter.com/wJdR9nz0rv
— Rizzle Kicks (@RizzleKicks) October 16, 2016