Judge Who Asked ‘Why Couldn’t You Keep Knees Together?’ Resigns
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In 2014 a then 19-year-old woman accused Alexander Wagar of raping her over a bathroom sink during a house party, the Washington Post reported in 2016.
The notice describes Camp asking the woman:
“Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?” and “Why didn’t you just sink your bottom down into the basin so he couldn’t penetrate you?”
Camp also said that young women “want to have sex, particularly if they’re drunk,” and told the accuser that “some sex and pain sometimes go together” and “that’s not necessarily a bad thing.”
The following scathing review, published by the Canadian Judicial Council on March 8, concluded that Camp’s behavior during the trial undermined public confidence and rendered the judge “incapable of executing the judicial office.”
He made me hate myself and he made me feel like I should have done something ... that I was some kind of slut."
Wagar's alleged victim
The alleged victim said that Camp’s comments led her to consider suicide.
“He made me hate myself and he made me feel like I should have done something ... that I was some kind of slut,” she said, according to HuffPost Canada.
In a statement announcing his resignation, Camp apologized “to everyone who was hurt by my comments during the Wagar trial.”