A leaked Steubenville, Ohio "Big Red Rape Video" is making the rounds on Friday, Jan. 3 and it contains shocking comments from the football team athletes about the rape of a teen girl back in August.
The victim, who was drunk, was dragged like a corpse from party to party on the night of her attack and was photographed and videotaped during her assault allegedly by numerous football team members.
Some excerpts from the video outraging those who watch it today include:
How do you feel on a dead girl? the videographer student asks one player. And he says "Are you serious?" But then adds, laughing, "Hey, if it ain't wet now it ain't ever gonna get wet."
According to the YouTube video poster, the main speaker shown laughing and talking derisively about the victim is Michael Nodianos, of the Ohio high school football team.
Outrage over the sexual assault as well as the photographic victimization of a 16-year-old girl by the high school football students (2 were charged), along with the cavalier and mocking approach to recording the violent attacks has led to protests.
The first protest, held at the Steubenville City Hall on Dec. 29, drew 300 people. And one of the signs read: "Red Rover, Red Rover, Your 'rape crew' is Over." A second protest is in the works, for Jan. 5.
Nightsec, a subgroup of Anonymous, organized the first protest and is planning the second. And they recently captured control of the Steubenville High School Football team's website, threatening to release personal information about each football player if they do not step forward and apologize to the victim and her family by Jan. 1.
As of Jan. 4 no public apologies have been forthcoming, hence the release today of a video showing the mocking behavior and words of the members of the team who were present during the party attacks on the teen victim, which is hoped to raise greater awareness and outrage by the public.
Steubenville High School football athletes Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond were the only ones charged in the crime, but their "rape crew" of fellow athletes helped take some of the photos and disseminate them according to the Gloss.