In case you hadn't heard the latest news to make you doubt the basic humanity of the people around you, several years ago a 16-year-old cheerleader from Silsbee High School in Texas was assaulted at a party by Rakheem Bolton, a basketball player and football star whom she says held her down and raped her. Bolton later pleaded to a charge of misdemeanor assault, but here's the part that's going to make you want to set things on fire: Not only did the school allow him back on the basketball team, they told the girl it was her responsibility to lay low, stay away from the lunchroom and not go to Homecoming.
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UPDATE FROM HIS TWITTER: Thank you so much to everyone who has donated or spread the word about Help the Cheerleader! We're over $10,000! www.helpthecheerleader.com
OMG, thank you guys so much for your attention to this; the story really hit me and I wanted it to reach a ton of people.
(Mods, I know this isn't really celeb news, but Jason Ho is a pretty well known comic book artist (Simpsons, Futurama) and this was honestly one of the only ways I could think of to get this story out on a wider scale; but I understand if this can't be posted and thanks!)