An alleged rape case from last August involving two high school football players accused of sexually assaulting an underage teenage girl from Steubenville High School in Ohio is drawing national attention this morning.
The chilling images, videos and social media messages related to the case have attracted the attention of bloggers and even Anonymous, a group of of activist hackers. The group has released information about the town and the football team and posted a picture purporting to show the alleged victim dressed in a T-shirt and blue shorts, her body limp, being held hand and foot by two males who appear to be teenagers.
On Starting Point this morning, Walter Madison, the attorney for one of the accused rapists Ma’lik Richmond, confirms that his client is in the picture and responds Brooke Baldwin's question about the girl appearing "seemingly unconscious."
"The photo is out of context and that young lady is not unconscious," Richmond says. "That young lady is capable of walking and her friends are individuals who indicated that information to the police."
Madison also discusses the now viral video posted by Anonymous that shows one teenager making joke after joke about the girl's condition, asserting that his client was not present in the video and had "nothing to do with it."