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Sunday September 26th

Hear both sides before passing any judgment

TO THE EDITOR:

It seems that all I’ve been hearing about recently is Landen Gambill’s sexual assault case.

So many people have jumped on the bandwagon to support Gambill and are asking that the Honor Court charge be dropped.

I urge these people to take a step back and ask yourselves: Do you really know what happened?

I understand that rape is an awful thing, and that rape victims should receive nothing but support.

However, I don’t think it is fair to assume that every person accused of raping someone is guilty.

What if Gambill wasn’t actually raped, and she really is harassing her ex-boyfriend?

Gambill claims that since she hasn’t named her alleged rapist, she hasn’t done anything wrong.

However, if these people were in a relationship then I’m sure that all of their friends and acquaintances knew about it.

Simply naming him as her “ex-boyfriend” has probably identified this boy to at least a hundred people.

In this case, she really could be harassing him and interfering drastically with his life by claiming that he raped her.

I don’t pretend to know the truth in this story. I don’t really know if Gambill’s ex-boyfriend raped her or not.

However, I would like to remind all of my fellow students that there are two sides to every story, and it is unfair to pass judgment on a situation until both of these sides have been heard.

Carly Collins ’15
Psychology

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