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Helen Mirren -- Rape Isn't Always Criminal

9/1/2008 11:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Hellen MirrenThis will raise some eyebrows. Helen Mirren says she's been the victim of date-rape before, but if a woman says no at the last second, don't go whining your way into court.

CNN.com got a copy of a GQ story that's about to be published, in which Mirren calls date-rape a "tricky area," something best worked out between the parties.

Mirren says if a couple is heavy into sexual activity and the woman says "no" at the last second, technically it's rape, but, "I don't think she can have that man into court under those circumstances. I guess it is one of the subtle parts of the men/women relationship that has to be negotiated and worked out between them."

UPDATE
: Mirren's rep issued the following statement: "Helen Mirren does not dispute the accuracy of statements attributed to her in an upcoming GQ article. She merely asks that people read the article in its entirety before drawing conclusions. If they do that, she says, their conclusions will likely be far less sweeping and sensational than those drawn by some in the popular press. She does not wish to qualify any of her remarks. She just wants to avoid having them presented in inflammatory language."

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Tiff    

I'm still trying to figure how the parties negotiate? You raped me. No, I didn't or yeah I did but that's what you get for getting me so hot. Well, I guess we agree to disagree. Yet, Ms. Mirren did suggest we read her comment in its entirety and that is fair. She may be speaking specifically about her perspective in her own situation, which is her own to bare.

But I must say, if women should be sophisticated enough in this day and age to know better than to get themselves in such a predicament, then in this day and age should men have evolved above more than mere mammal ? Everyone knows that no dissolves the sexual agreement immediately.

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Holyshnikez    

#16 is a fat lesbian. thanks for posting/

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Holyshnikez    

love u for it tho

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Mikah4tmz    

I almost understand where she is going with her comment, but NO means NO! A woman isn't allowed to change her mind? So it's alright for a man to commit a criminal act because he has a raging erection?

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JEN2K    

The motives to have consentual sex are as complex as the human heart and mind and utterly defy standardization by civil or criminal law format. IF A WOMAN AGREES TO GIVE A MAN $10,000 - - - - PUTS THE CASH INTO HIS POSSESSION-HANDS BUT THEN SHE CHANGES HER MIND, IS THE MAN A CRIMINAL FOR NOT GIVING IT BACK? " NO MEANS NO " UNLESS CONSENTUAL PENITRATION HAS OCCURRED AT WHICH POINT " NO MEANS NO " IS NOTHING MORE THAN AN ATTEMPT TO MANIPULATE CRIMINAL LAW TO PLAY GAMES - MANIPULATION - BLACKMAIL , ECT . . . . . .

SEX INVOLVES THE BLISSFULL ABANDONMENT OF THOUGHT AND REASON WHILE LETTING THE FORCES OF NATURE RULE THE BODY AND MIND. THOUGHT AND REASON CAN AND SHOULD APPLY LEADING INTO CONSENTUAL BUT HAVE NO PLACE " DURING SEX ".

I REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME I HAD CONSENTUAL SEX. IT TOOK MALE STRENGTH AND FORCE TO MAKE GOOD ON THE CONSENTUAL SEX.

THIS HE SAID SHE SAID B.S. HAS TO BE THE MOST COMPELLING REASON FOR MEN AND WOMEN TO VIDEO TAPE THEMSELVES HAVING SEX. FOR HER PROTECTION ! FOR HIS PROTECTION ! From parasite prosecutors who want thier piece of the "sex sells action".
#48 What you described as sex is nothing more than you playing games with a Man who has so little passion for you beating off in the corner feels better than touching you. How many seconds does your Husband have before you accuse him of rape or cut off his penis ?

So if " NO MEANS NO " stop right now after penitration and a Woman has her legs around his back with her ankles locked, is beginning or in the middle of orgasming with her eyes rolling back in her skull out of her skull with pleasure and the Man (or any gender combination) says " NO " STOP RIGHT NOW ! but she doesn't , she's guilty of rape ? Can he shoot this rapist to death ? Can he use any force and violence neccesary to stop the rape ? What parts of her body is he entitled to cut off equal to her entitlment to cut off his penis ? You and your type are an abomination of the human specices. You are parasites. You embrace and promote the abnormal and unnatural in the service of your vanity past the brink of insanity.

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