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Rape victim’s testimony changed to avoid misgendering attacker

6 June 2022

11:00 AM

6 June 2022

11:00 AM

The BBC allegedly altered a rape victim’s quotes in a story it published to avoid ‘misgendering’ her transgender attacker and conform to the BBC’s style guide which states that a person’s preferred pronouns should be used.

The article in question, published in October 2021, was about a lesbian woman who felt pressured to have sexual encounters with men who identify as transgender women.

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