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Serena Williams

Issues BS Statement

After Steubenville Rape Comments

6/19/2013 7:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Serena Williams isn't exactly apologizing for the incendiary comments she allegedly made about the Steubenville rape victim ... because she's not entirely sure she said them, at least that's the way it seems from the BS statement she just released.

Williams came under fire this week over an article printed in Rolling Stone ... in which the tennis superstar is quoted as saying, "[the Steubenville rape victim] shouldn’t have put herself in that position" on the night she was raped at a high school party.

But moments ago, Williams issued a statement on her website -- in which she takes NO responsibility for the comments ... and suggests she may not have ever said them at all.

"I am currently reaching out to the girl’s family to let her know that I am deeply sorry for what was written in the Rolling Stone article. What was written – what I supposedly said – is insensitive and hurtful, and I by no means would say or insinuate that she was at all to blame."

The statement begs the obvious question -- DID YOU MAKE THE COMMENTS OR NOT??

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106.

andamara    

Rolling Stone says they have her interview on tape. So there. I don't think she should try to wiggle out of by lying.

401 days ago
107.

NOT ELMO    

i hear she is a Virgin

401 days ago
108.

HumanNature    

MS. WILLIAMS TOLD THE DAMN "TRUTH"!!!!

401 days ago
109.

S.N.B.    

Oh why did we bother about celebrities? Why not to shot her to death?

401 days ago
110.

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400 days ago
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400 days ago
112.

Sincerity    

In all fairness to Ms. Williams, you would have to actually "HEAR" the recorded interview to understand the context in which she made her comments. Serena Williams is a "THIRTY-SOMETHING", well traveled Olympic and Tennis champion. She knows a woman has to be constantly "ON HER GUARD" regardless of whose company she may find herself in. What happened to this teenage girl is "VERY UNFORTUNATE" and "RAPE", in general, is a "WOEFULLY UNDER REPORTED CRIME" because "SOCIETY HAS BRAINWASHED MEN" into believing it's "O.K." for them to take advantage of women in certain situations; therefore, the "VICTIM IS TO BLAME"!!! Everyone who you believe is a "FRIEND" MAY NOT TREAT YOU LIKE ONE!!! Men constantly allow their 'LITTLE HEADS" to get them into "SERIOUS TROUBLE"!!!

400 days ago
113.

Sapphiegirl    

SERENA YOU SHOULD BE SOOOOOOOO ASHAMED OF YOURSELF! SAYING THE GIRL HAD IT COMING JUST CUZ SHE WENT TO A PARTY WITH HER PEERS? I HOPE THIS HAPPENS TO YOUR FUTURE EVIL SPAWN! NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO ENDURE WHAT THE VICTIM DID HERE! THE ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SAW THE PICS AND VIDEO FOOTAGE THESE EFFING STUPID BOYS POSTED ON THE INTERNET. WHAT IF THAT WAS YOUR KID BEING SEXUALLY ASSAULTED WHEN SHE WAS PASSED OUT! NOT ONLY DID THESE BOYS DO IT AT 1 HOUSE....THEY PUT THE VICTIM IN A CAR AND DROVE AROUND TOWN ASSAULTING HER IN THE CAR THEN ENTIRE EFFING TIME! NEXT TIME JUST STFU AND KEEP YOUR INSANE LOGIC TO YOURSELF. ITS PEOPLE LIKE YOU SERENA WHO ENABLE BOYS TO DO THIS TO GIRLS AND THINK THAT IT IS NOT WRONG NOR ILLEGAL!

400 days ago
114.

Emma    

Can we please stop calling rape 'taking advantage of someone'. Lets not minimise violent crime please.

400 days ago
115.

LittleMo    

I cannot believe the absolute idiocy I see in some of these comments. Serena is just preaching tough love? No one should have been drinking? Are you people out of your minds? It wouldn't matter if the girl, or anyone, stayed drunk, or laid down naked in the middle of main street - NO STILL MEANS NO, It is NEVER okay to blame the victim - THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR RAPE!!

399 days ago
116.

KickRocks    

Girl you said it. Who's pressuring you to backtrack now. Many of us agree (the young lady shouldn't have put herself in that situation). It doesn't mean we're condoning her rape.

399 days ago
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