Posts Tagged Judith Levine
April 9, 2014
Proponents of the witch-hunt narrative have a particular kind of blindness to real abuse. That is, they don’t see sexual abuse in places where it is obvious to others. The book (The Witch-Hunt Narrative) is full of examples where real abuse is described as a false accusation or false conviction by proponents of the narrative. This post describes an example that could not fit into the book: Judith Levine’s portrayal (in chapter 4 of her book, Harmful to Minors) of Kier Fiore’s conviction for felonious sexual assault in New Hampshire as “young love,” not as a crime.
The case involved a 22-year-old man who met a 13-year-old girl on the Internet and fled town with her after his arrest for statutory rape. Levine claims that the case was “narrated” by the police to fit a social text in which Fiore was the bad guy and the girl she calls Heather was painted as the “victim.”Levine mocked the idea that Fiore was considered “armed and dangerous” while on the run with Heather and she dismissed reports from two ex-wives that Fiore was abusive as “shady and disputed” facts.
But an examination of original court documents reveals a host of errors and omissions in Levine’s version of this case. Read the rest of this entry »