He Said, She Said?

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I’m sure that most of you have read about the massage therapist who has been accused of sexual assault on a client at The Peak. To be honest, I have no idea which “side” to believe; the thought of being accused of a crime that you didn’t commit is one of the worst imaginable horrors (just ask OJ). After all, it is near impossible to prove a negative. On the other hand, if there was indeed a crime committed, how can it be proved? Unless there were witnesses of some sort – who saw or heard any indication of what really happened – then it appears to come down to “he said, she said.” In that case, how do you decide? How can justice be served in such an event?

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  1. I think your best bet is not to decide. Each attorney is going to bring his/her client’s side, and unless you’re in the courtroom you can’t know who is saying what, with what evidence. There’s no point in trying to determine guilt or innocence from the news.

  2. My buddy who works out with me at the Peak had a pretty good thought. He said that, if everyone was sitting their enjoying their coffee when all of a sudden a ruckus began in the massage room, and then the woman came running out screaming and crying, he’s probably guilty.

    On the other hand, if management (or the police) got a quiet phone call hours later, he probably didn’t do anything intentionally.

  3. I was once wrongly accused of sexual harassment. It took 2 years & cost me a lot financially, emotionally & professionally. I was finally deemed not guilty. It was an awful experience & I thank God that I DID have witnesses to some of the supposed acts. I can not imagine what would have happened if I did not. ‘She said, she said’ is no fun.

  4. David, Thank you for bringing this up as there is alot of chat around town about it. I agree with GeeGuy. Certainly the immediate behavior of the victim is a consideration. I am curious if other women have stepped forward and brought up past questionable behavior on the part of the massage therapist. If his inclinations were this direction, surely she wasn’t the first.

  5. Just because a woman doesn’t create a ruckus or start screaming during a sexual assault does not mean that the attacker is not guilty. Many victims of sex crimes don’t report them right away. Some victims NEVER report the crime due to feelings of guilt, shame, embarrassment, or fear. None of us know exactly what that woman was thinking or feeling, and none of us know how we would react unless we have been in a similar situation.

  6. I heard that a second women came forward and that authorities think there may be more. I agree that as a guy it’s hard to understand how some women react to these situations by staying silent.

  7. Wolfpack, you need to verify rumors before you put them out in pubic like this. In this case you a messing with a mans chosen career.I love giving massage and you spreading rumors like this will make it so I definatly don’t get any new clients. Every client I havedoes not believe this woman. In july after this trial I will be back on here with the whole story and tell you everything. Until then, quit spreading rumors unless you have facts!!
    Mark Taylor

  8. The Tribune has an article today in the Montana section saying a second and third women have come forward. The charges are against a Kevin Taylor. Not sure who Mark Taylor above is.

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