Judge accused of 'victim blaming' for saying women risk rape by getting drunk

A female judge who warned women they are at greater risk of being raped if they get drunk has been accused of victim-blaming by a police commissioner.

Lindsey Kushner said there was “absolutely no excuse” for sex attacks but warned that men gravitate towards vulnerable women, as she jailed a rapist in Manchester.

In her final case before retiring, the judge insisted that while women were entitled to “drink themselves into the ground”, their “disinhibited behaviour” could put them in danger and they were “less likely to be believed” than a sober victim.

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird said

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