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Anonymous Hits Steubenville Football Team, Demands Apology For Gang Rape

Anonymous Hits Steubenville Football Team, Demands Apology For Gang Rape

Steubenville, OH – Anonymous has warned a Steubenville football team that it will release personal information, including names and Social Security numbers, if a public apology is not made for the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old girl.

Hackers identifying themselves as “KnightSec,” an arm of Anonymous, took down the website of the Steubenville High School Big Red football team last weekend and posted an Anonymous-style warning, complete with Guy Fawkes mask and a computerized voice.

The attack on the football team’s site comes after a New York Times story reported on the alleged gang rape of a drunk 16-year-old girl in Steubenville. According to prosecutors, the girl was gang raped over a period of several hours by a number of star football players. From the Times story:

“[By August 12] some people in and around Steubenville had gotten word that the night of fun on August 11 might have taken a grim turn, and that members of the Steubenville High football team might have been involved. Twitter posts, videos and photographs circulated by some who attended the nightlong set of parties suggested that an unconscious girl had been sexually assaulted over several hours while others watched. She even might have been urinated on.”

Two 16-year-old Big Red players, Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond, have since been arrested on charges that they raped the girl. Both teens will attend a hearing in February. However, many in the close-knit Steubenville community have defended the players, and claim the rape victim is attempting to bring down their beloved team.

There’s little doubt about which side KnightSec, and by extension Anonymous, is taking in the matter. The notice left by hackers on the Big Red site stated:

“The town of Steubenville has been good at keeping this quiet and their star football team protected.”

A notice on the team’s site now reads:

“As you are probably aware, this web site was recently hacked into illegally numerous times by a terrorist group. The outrageous claims they made while controlling this site were totally false, completely absurd, and totally unfounded. They were clearly both libelous and slanderous, and were not even intended to reveal truth, but rather simply to get media attention and terrorize the Steubenville community. Innocent people have been greatly harmed.”

You can watch the warning issued by Anonymous to the Steubenville football team in the clip below:

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32 Responses to “Anonymous Hits Steubenville Football Team, Demands Apology For Gang Rape”

  1. Anonymous

    Glad to see Anonymous once again doing something to solve a problem while others try to sweep it away. It's nice to know that not everyone in this country has been neutered.

  2. Sam Adams

    I have no faith in the American justice system. I do have faith in Anonymous. Keep it up.

  3. Mark Garcia

    just get the right people. don't ruin somebody's life that is innocent but fry the little bastards that raped the young girl.

  4. Anonymous

    The Stupidville rapists and the town are in need of a through state police or FBi investigation.

  5. Lance Otis

    anonymous, you are a pussy. guess she learned her lesson about underage drinking didn't she?

  6. Mark Small

    OK, lets get one thing straight. Non-consentual sex is rape. If you're standing in a room watching someone who is passed out, getting gang raped, and the only thing you do with your phone is take pictures? You need to go to jail. I have 2 daughters and a sister. I guaran-damn-tee you that if that was my daughter or my sister, I would excercise my 2nd amendment rights on anyone in that room who thought it was a great thing to gang rape a 16 year old girl. How hard would it have been to step out of that room and call police, or some form of authority figure, who would do more than just sweep this under the rug?

  7. Mark Small

    OK, lets get one thing straight. Non-consentual sex is rape. If you're standing in a room watching someone who is passed out, getting gang raped, and the only thing you do with your phone is take pictures? You need to go to jail. I have 2 daughters and a sister. I guaran-damn-tee you that if that was my daughter or my sister, I would excercise my 2nd amendment rights on anyone in that room who thought it was a great thing to gang rape a 16 year old girl. How hard would it have been to step out of that room and call police, or some form of authority figure, who would do more than just sweep this under the rug?

  8. Renee Conway

    Amen! It's a sad day when a room full of people don't consider the possibility that they will one day father a daughter. It's even more tragic when a town fails to raise and guide ts children. What a disgrace to the history of Big Red, Steubenville, and all daughters everywhere.

  9. Douglass Thompson

    Justice will be done but don't have it be over done, heck the world knows and Steubenville now will forever have a bad reputation for this. More than ever it will be branded corrupt.

  10. Jody Burch

    ANYONE WHO KNEW ABOUT THIS AND KEPT IT HUSH HUSH NEEDS TO BE PUNISHED….THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!

  11. Anonymous

    These boy's should be in jail & let them get raped behind bars!

  12. Anonymous

    We all need Anonymous b/c the justice system is just for a few.

  13. Megan Potter

    Remember, remember, to soon and often we forget the victims. Entitlement is keen in these day, those seen as privileged are given free reign. Anonymous your effort should be praised, too few stick up for the little guy. It brings me great sorrow to see a town rally behind monsters, just because they are the select few. Justice for all, and it shouldn't matter if you can throw or catch a ball.

  14. Darla Jean Christopher

    Done, and get rid of the fellow traveler, your so called Police Chief. All the Big Fat Maggots must be thrown off all sports teams, or the PRIVILEGE to play removed by the state or district. The MAGGOTS must pay.

  15. Craig Westerhof

    I am the father of 3 boys. if I found my boys had winessed this and done nothing about it, I would beat them within an inch of there lives, and I'm not normally a "hands's on" type of dad. maybe some of these kids dads already did that. especially if they were sending pictures and texts about the event. there is nothing funny about ANYONE getting abused and assaulted the way this girl allegedly was. I've been fired up about this since I heard about it last week. I gaurantee you that if this happened to one of my teenage neices,….well you know what I mean. GOD BLESS PEOPLE LIKE ANONYMOUS.

  16. Craig Westerhof

    I am the father of 3 boys. If I ever found out my boys had witnessed a drunk girl being carried around at a party and had not called the authorities, myself, or another parent, not to mention the ones that veiwed the assault(s), or if they had touched that poor girl, I'd take away every priveledge they had, ground them til thye were 25, and beat them soundly about the head and shoulders! what is the world coming to, where dozens of people can think this kind of event is funny, and to call that girl a whore and stuff. I don't care if she's the most sexually active girl in the county, NO ONE deserves what they did to her on the basis of a poor reputation. there's no provision for that in the rape laws. HEY STEUBENVILLE, WAKE UP AND TEACH YOUR BOYS THAT THIS SHIT IS WRONG.

  17. Brian Szitas

    We are Anonymous.

    We are Legion.

    We do not forgive.

    We do not forget.

    Expect us.

  18. Hilary Moore

    I'm so angered by the response on the team site. I can't believe that even after the video footage of this horrible act went public they can still sit in denial. Anonymous has once again made it so that justice will be served. They are not a bunch of criminals. They use those really big brains they have for good. Its a sad world we live in when all you have to do is play a sport to receive and get out of jail free card. My heart goes out to this girl and her family.