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Old 08-15-2019, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by DrDeth View Post
Butcher thinks she was raped, but in the show the video evidence leans towards consensual. We might find out next season.
First, I'm talking about character motivation, and what Butcher thinks is his character motivation.

Second, the video evidence shows her walking professionally and poised into Homelander's office, then coming out much later disheveled and wide-eyed. She leans against the wall, looks around, realizes she's holding one shoe, puts it on, and walks off. It's Episode 7, 32:30. There's no way we're supposed to understand that scene as evidence that she wasn't raped.
Annie? That's sexual harassment, not rape. She could have walked out, but then Wave threatened to have her tossed out of the seven. It's still being a complete jerk nad it could be sexual assault, depending.
It is not a defense to a rape allegation to say, "After I threatened her livelihood, she was down with it."

The FBI's definition of rape includes oral rape:
“The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.”