UPDATE: Stamford Marriott blames rape victim

by Web Intern

Possibly due in part to all of your comments and exclamations, the Marriott has issued a statement explaining that they did not make those comments about the woman’s own negligence, but their insurance company did.

Kurzman said the Stamford Marriott staff are ‘surprised and distressed’ by The Advocate’s coverage of the lawsuit filed by the victim. He said there is a ‘mistaken belief that the Marriott’s ownership and management was somehow responsible for the ‘blame the victim’ defense asserted in the legal papers.’ Connecticut Post

The Marriott asked that the defense against the woman’s lawsuit be withdrawn ‘weeks ago’ and claim that this should in no way reflect poorly on their business.  Based on my previous post, I think most will know where I stand, so I’ll just open it up for discussion. What do you, the readers, think of this?

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