The NAACP has released a statement on the comments made by Royal Mayo, the organization's former
The NAACP tells News 9 the remarks are Mayo’s own, and do not reflect the position of the NAACP and its membership. The organization goes on to say that Mayo is not the president of the Steubenville NAACP and is not a spokesman for the NAACP.
In a story written for the International Business Times, Mayo blamed the 16-year-old victim. The article attributing him as such has been corrected by the International Business Times and says rape is a despicable crime of violence.
The International Business Times stated in the story that the interview was done over the telephone, but it's unclear when Mayo talked to the online business newspaper.
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