Judge accused of 'victim-blaming' over rape comments

A female judge’s warning that drunk women are putting themselves at greater risk of rape was “victim-blaming”, a police commissioner has said.

Judge Lindsey Kushner QC said women were entitled to “drink themselves into the ground” but their “disinhibited behaviour” could put them in danger.

The remarks would stop victims speaking out, Northumbria PCC Vera Baird said.

But the judge said she did not think it was wrong for a

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