The Steubenville rape case helped spark a national conversation
about victim-blaming and rape culture.
But the victim only got justice because Anonymous leaked significant social media evidence implicating the
— and for distributing those tweets, photos, and video, 26-year-old Deric Lostutter faces more prison time than the rapists got themselves.
Lostutter faces up to ten years of jail time if he's convicted of hacking-relating crimes, all because he spread the word. The Columbus, Ohio U.S. Attorney and Justice Department are sending a dangerous message to men who stand up against rape culture : Don't get involved, or else.
We've seen these messed-up power dynamics happen again and again in this case. Stand up for Deric Lostutter and all men who defend women's right to choose
— call on the DOJ and U.S. Attorney to stop pursuing charges and start acknowledging the real villains in the Steubenville case!
PETITION TO U.S. ATTORNEY AND DOJ: Deric Lostutter deserves to be rewarded for standing up for Steubenville's rape victim, not facing ten years behind bars. Drop the hacking charges against him now.