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This Woman Is Angry The Man Who Threatened To Rape Her Blamed Alcohol

"It just screamed of the Stanford rape case."

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In October the 25-year-old was charged after he posted 55 derogatory comments in two hours, many directed at Brierley Newtown, including:

“I’d rape you if you were better looking”, “You know the best thing about a feminist they don’t get any action so when you rape them it feels 100 times tighter” and “You’ll be eating my cock till you puke”.


His backflip from not guilty to guilty was a "legal win", Brierley Newton told BuzzFeed News, but she doesn't believe Alchin is "remorseful".

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Court documents revealed Alchin told police he was drunk at the time and did not know online trolling was a crime.

"That made me really pissed off because it just screamed Stanford rape case like 'I was just drunk and that is not the way I am'," Brierley Newton said.

"Every article about this stuff is about how much [the victim] has had to drink but how a man being drunk is some kind of defence."

Alcohol was not a valid reason for writing "55 abusive comments in a row", she said.

Alchin's father said his son had been harassed at Sydney's Downing Centre court on Monday, which also echoed the proceedings of the Stanford rape case, she said.

"It was pretty ironic," she said. "I just can't even."

Melville and her friends then responded to a stream of derogatory comments.


Brierley Newton threatened to report him to police.

He responded: “What law am I breaking? I’m not the one out of the fucking kitchen.”

Brierley Newtown said she hoped the organisation would be invited to train law enforcement officials in dealing with online harassment.

"We need to get the legal system in line with the internet so the response isn't: 'I'm not sure that is a crime'," she said. "We all work on the internet, we all socialise on the internet, we do things for pleasure or work there and it is just a space it is no different from real life."

"He tried to stare me down [in the court room]," she said.

Alchin will be sentenced on July 29.

Gina Rushton is a breaking news reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.

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