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Monday 27 February 2017

Trinity College magazine says sorry for 'drunk rape' article

Sam Griffin

A Trinity College magazine apologised for an article which appeared to make light of an incident where two men took advantage of a heavily-intoxicated girl
A Trinity College magazine apologised for an article which appeared to make light of an incident where two men took advantage of a heavily-intoxicated girl

A Trinity College magazine apologised for an article which appeared to make light of an incident where two men took advantage of a heavily-intoxicated girl.

The story, which appeared in a magazine called 'Trinity Miscellany', outlined the two students' efforts to gain entry to the hugely popular Trinity Ball event dressed as paramedics.

The article went on to joke that the men then took advantage of a drunk girl. The article was widely condemned on social media, with users describing the piece as "horrendous".

The Trinity Ball took place in the college last night. The magazine was due to be distributed at the event, but was recalled and the online version of the article was taken down.

The magazine apologised for "any offence caused" for the anonymously-written story.

It said the piece was supposed to be "clearly untrue". It later said the article was "a huge mistake" and "an editorial oversight" and encouraged anyone affected by sexual assault to contact the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.

Irish Independent

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