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After Night of Drunken Sex, COEDS CHARGE EACH OTHER WITH RAPE!   1 comment

By C. Michael Forsyth

MELBOURNE, Australia — When college sophomore Cathy Banyerson woke up nude in bed next to Melissa Wencraft, she realized to her horror that she’d been plied with alcohol and coerced into a night of lesbian sex. So she rushed to school officials and filed sexual harassment charges against her abuser.

Meanwhile, when Melissa Wencraft awoke after the booze-fueled night of passion and realized SHE had been sexually abused, she marched over to the administration building and filed charges against Cathy.

The bizarre case on the campus of 150-year-old Havenbrook College has legal experts scratching their heads.

“The two students have each brought the other up on exactly the same charges,” says law professor Gordon H. Berns. “Each young woman seems to be equally right and equally wrong. Even Solomon’s head would be spinning right now.”

But to hardnosed school officials at Havenbrook — which has one of the strictest anti-sexual harassment policies in the country — the correct course of action is crystal clear.

“If both students have violated our Code of Conduct, then both will be punished,” declared Dean Margaret Thinswift. “The victims in each of the two cases will receive appropriate counseling.”

HAVENBROOK College has been rocked by sexual harassment case.

Havenbrook’s code is based on the ground-breaking zero-tolerance anti-sexual harassment policy put in place at America’s Antioch College in the 1990s. Under pressure from campus feminists, the Antioch rules have been adopted in countless colleges in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and Australia.

According to the Havenbrook College Code of Conduct, a student must receive “verbal authorization” from the other party before initiating any sexual contact, even a peck on the cheek or an affectionate touch on the forearm. The student must then ask permission before each and every succeeding step, and wait to hear a clear “Yes” before continuing — all the way up to intercourse.

“Failure to obtain prior verbal consent is a violation of the Code of Conduct,” the Student Guidebook warns.

Students found guilty of a violation face punishment ranging from suspension to expulsion. A date has not yet been set for the coeds’ appearances in separate hearings before a disciplinary committee, made up of peers and faculty, that will decide their fate.

HAPPIER TIMES: College students Cathy (left) and Melissa (right) considered themselves good pals before the shocking incident.

Both Cathy and Melissa insist they’re not lesbians.

“I’m not like that — I‘m strictly dickly,” maintains 18-year-old Cathy. “I thought Melissa was my friend, but she totally betrayed my trust. I never gave her permission to have sex with me.”

Says Melissa, 19, “I don’t want to offend my friends on the golf team, but I was raised a Christian and I believe homosexuality is a sin. What Cathy did made me feel very, very dirty.”

Cathy remembers little about the night in question. She recalls hanging out at a frat party where she drank four pina coladas and a whiskey sour, then washed them down with a glass of wine.

“Melissa had about six beers,” she recalls. “We were doing a real sexy grinding kind of dance with each other for the benefit of a bunch of guys who were in a circle around us, clapping and hooting. You could tell they were getting turned on and one really cute guy gave me a thumbs up. I remember thinking, ‘Can you spell H-O-O-K-U-P?’ ”

Sadly, that’s not how things turned out. The next thing Cathy knew it was morning and she had a splitting hangover.

“I woke up stark naked in my dorm room with Melissa on top of me, also naked,” recalls still-shaken Cathy. “She had a smile on her face like the cat that ate the canary. My whole skin smelled of her. When it dawned on me what had happened I shoved her off me and hopped up shrieking ‘Eeew! Eeew! Eeew!’ ”

Melissa’s reaction was equally visceral.

“When I realized I’d been victimized, I literally puked,” she remembers.

Cathy’s attorney Ralph Hallis is convinced his client is in the right, but admits that proving that will be an uphill battle.

“I’d give anything to have a videotape of what went on in that dorm room that night,” he says.

Copyright C. Michael Forsyth

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