Serena Williams Implies Steubenville Rape Victim to Blame For Ordeal, Sort of Backtracks

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Tennis great Serena Williams is in hot water over incendiary comments she made in Rolling Stone about the victim in the Steubenville, Oh., rape saga.

Williams came under fire this week after saying that "[the Steubenville rape victim] shouldn’t have put herself in that position" at a high school party.

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Now Serena is issuing an apology, though she also appears to be deflecting responsibility and implying that she may not have ever made that remark.

"I am currently reaching out to the girl’s family to let her know that I am deeply sorry for what was written in the Rolling Stone article," Williams says.

"What was written - what I supposedly said - is insensitive and hurtful, and I by no means would say or insinuate that she was at all to blame."

So ... what she supposedly said was hurtful. What did she say?

Follow the link for the Rolling Stone article. You be the judge.

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This is ridiculous. Why is everyone getting mad at Serena? She's just telling the truth. She in no way implied that it was the girls fault that she got raped. However, her parents have to take accountability for what happened. Not for the rape, mind you, but for the fact that she was out late and drinking.