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He was found not guilty...of sexual assault. Doesn't mean his behaviour wasn't well out of order.
Or, to put it another way, would you be comfortable with a man behaving like this with a female friend/relative of yours?
Behaving like what? You've heard the prosecutions evidence (which the press obviously love to detail), but you haven't heard all of the evidence and accounts that the jury did.
The jury heard everything and decided he's not guilty, you can't just decide he is without all of the information.
This is exactly the reason we have a jury system and don't just let the mob/media decide.
I wonder how we would all react on here if it had been Maradona in the news for the same story instead of Gazza ??Half of HMP the mount are substance abusers with mental health problems they get treated like the scum of the earth, it's ok when historic abusers like Gazza do scummy things tho because he's good at football and his sense of humour sometimes shines through.
He is innocent. Jury or judge said so.
Not guilty is not the same as innocent. In the US, and I’m fairly certain the same applies in the UK, a finding of not guilty means the prosecutor didn’t meet the burden of proof (beyond a reasonable doubt) that the accused was guilty of the charged crimes.A judge or jury said OJ Simpson was innocent.
Not guilty is not the same as innocent. In the US, and I’m fairly certain the same applies in the UK, a finding of not guilty means the prosecutor didn’t meet the burden of proof (beyond a reasonable doubt) that the accused was guilty of the charged crimes.
I didn’t say it’s the defendants duty to prove themselves innocent. The posts I quoted stated that the judge/jury declared someone innocent. That is incorrect.It is the same, it's not the defendants job to prove themselves innocent it's the prosecutions job to prove they are guilty beyond reasonable doubt.