I think what she’s trying to say is that, yes he has a right to say his side BUT a rapist isn’t going to admit he raped someone. So, of course the stories won’t match up. At least that is what I’m getting out of it. You also must understand, or try to, that when your assaulted most people don’t believe you and that they do the whole victim blaming game. Such as, were you wearing something reveling, were you drunk, did you lead him on, ect. When no matter what anyone says, it is never the victim’s fault. To most people it is a game of he said she said, because most of the time there is no physical proof. So what do people do when there is no proof? They assume that the victim is lying. Since the author is a victim of rape, she sees things differently than you. This is an opinion piece, so if she doesn’t want to hear his side she doesn’t have to, it is titled “Why I don’t want to hear both sides of rapes cases” and I don’t blame her.