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Rape victim says BSU campus newspaper report went too far

April 28, 2012

By Amy Carboneau at The Enterprise

The editors of the Bridgewater State University newspaper, The Comment, arestanding firm on their decision to name a rape victim in the face of threats by the university president to shut down the paper.

Meanwhile, the woman at the center of the story, who gave an account of how she was once raped to about 200 people at an early April event, told The Enterprise Friday the student paper went too far.

"I hoped to share my story and the empowering message that you can overcome it," she said. "I was aware it was a public event, but I didn't think anyone would take my story and publicize it. I understand the freedom of speech and freedom of press, but there is a line that you shouldn't cross...

Schools: Bridgewater State University