Any advice would be wonderful!
My best friend, we'll call him Greg, got a phone call today. It was from a girl we are an acquaintance with. In Oct, Greg had a big party at his house. He is president of a student club at our university for science majors, and it was a party to raise money-each glass of beer was $2. At this party Greg and this girl (we'll call Sally) got super drunk. He is not an alcoholic, gets drunk maybe once a year--this time he got drunk because playing beer pong he was teamed up with a girl who didn't want to drink more than a glass, so he drank hers and his. So at this party he and Sally were rather wasted.
She has been hitting on him for the past few years, but he had a girlfriend until just before this party, and just was never interested in her. During the party she and him were all touchy feely and kissing. They went outside together for a few min and came back in holding hands. Then they went down to his room in the basement for about 30min. After that they came back up holding hands. He took some IB profin, and went back downstairs to sleep he said. She stayed a little longer, the party lasted another 2 hrs and then it was over. The next morning he called me and asked what had happened because he didn't remember anything. I told him about being all touchy with Sally and asked went on downstairs and he said he didnt remember. He called her and asked and she said she didnt remember either, but was really hung over. She also said she had talked to the friends she had came with and they just said she had spent most of the night with him and was pretty drunk at the party.
Well now 5months later, she calls and says that she is going to press charges against him. Saying she feels he took something from her and that she didnt consent to anything. She claims shes been seeing a psych and talking a lawyer, and has been really depressed because of this. She said she almost dropped out of school and her grades have dropped. She still says she doesnt remember exactly what happened, and she isn't pregnant or anything. He is freaking out, because he honestly does not remember what happened either, he remembers kissing, and has little flashes of laughing and getting under the covers with her but thats it. Personally, I have known this guy for 15yrs. He is super respectful to women, opens the door for girls, etc, and I know without a doubt he would not have had sex if she had said no. He is not super promiscuous, is 23 and has been with 2 women, not counting this girl, and he had dated one for 2yrs, the other for a year.
Now he is stuck without knowing to do. He is going to call around for a lawyer tomorrow for legal advice, but right now, hes just stuck. To even be accused of something like this is killing him. But none of us were in that room, so no one can say that we saw what happened.
Would there really be a legal case when about 50 of us can say that we saw the 2 of them totally drunk before the alleged assault? I feel so helpless. I don't drink and so I feel like I should have stepped in and just told him to go to bed earlier. He has been with me through so much and now I don't know how to help him. :(
Asked by Anonymous at 9:42 PM on Mar. 30, 2011 in Relationships
Answer by EdwinsMommy at 9:45 PM on Mar. 30, 2011
Wow. I agree with you, no one was in that room and can say what did and didn't happen. However coming back out holding hands would have been the cue to me that all was well. In my eyes, she got drunk and now feels guilty and is trying to put the blame on him.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 9:45 PM on Mar. 30, 2011
Answer by ElenaC419 at 9:46 PM on Mar. 30, 2011
Answer by zoejains_momma at 9:49 PM on Mar. 30, 2011
Oh and even though no one was in the room, everyone who witnessed them together period would help his case I think. I would start calling the people at the party and seeing who would be willing to say what they did see.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 9:51 PM on Mar. 30, 2011
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