There was a predator on the campus of the University of Oklahoma. but it was not the younger man from the college football team.
The prosecutors have made a clear decision and announced their findings.
The charges made by Courtney Jean Thornton will not be acted upon by the state prosecutor.
According to her initial complaint, Rodney took advantage of her sexually.
Thornton went further and got the court to grant her an emergency order of protection upon request. that order put significant restrictions on the student athlete and he had to limit his movement on campus & in the community, until such time as the courts decided to lift it. And Rodney Anderson of Katy, Texas had still not had his day in court nor the right to confront his accuser.
Worse yet, Thornton issued public statements which further harmed the reputation of the accused in the community.
The fact is that the woman was wilfully participating on a night on the town, drinking to the point of severe vomiting and eventual unconsciousness, when she went home with the student athlete. Thornton has changed her story a number of times.
The Oklahoman does not normally report the name of a victim or possible victim of sex crimes. In this instance, Thornton identified herself in her statement Friday and in her Dec. 4 request for a protective order.
Prosecutors, who identified Thornton by name, announced Thursday that Anderson would not be charged because of conflicts between what his accuser told her friends and what she told police.
Prosecutors pointed out the accuser had acknowledged that she never told Anderson to stop during his time at her Norman apartment.
An Anita Hill 'wannabe'
Thornton is planning a career in the Air Force as an officer. This conduct may jeopardize her military goals. The Oklahoman reports further;
One friend told police Thornton had said "this would be a 'great thing' for her political career following the Air Force," The Oklahoman has learned. The friend told police Thornton had said "female-empowered political organizations would love something like this."
In her statement to the media, Thornton criticized prosecutors for both what they decided and for how much they said during a news conference about the investigation.
The famed US Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas endured a similar injustice more than 20 years ago from a professor at Oklahoma University. He described it this way...
"This is a circus. It's a national disgrace. And from my standpoint, as a black American, it is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves, to do for themselves..."