Germaine Greer reveals she heard her close friend being raped by her husband but did nothing to stop the attack

Mail Online | 3/22/2018 | Alisha Rouse Showbusiness Correspondent For The Daily Mail
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Germaine Greer heard a close friend being raped – but did nothing to stop it and suggested she shouldn’t report it.

The outspoken feminist said people ‘take punishment’ in relationships and that reporting a domestic attack could break up families.

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Her comments come just a day after she warned that accusers of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein could become ‘career rapees’.

Speaking at a debate about the MeToo movement, the 79-year-old said people were ‘completely confused’ by what sexual assault is, and gave her unnamed friend as an example.

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She explained she had been staying at the couple’s home in Kent after a party, and heard her friend protesting against her husband’s advances from the bedroom.

She told the audience in London: ‘I was woken up by shouts. “Get off! Leave me alone! No, no!” And I thought, what do I do? And of course, like most house guests, I did nothing.’

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The writer claimed she later discussed the incident with her friend, who told her it happened ‘fairly often’.

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