Who Is the “Real” Victim? Race and Gender in the Trial of an Elite Australian Footballer

  • Deb Waterhouse-Watson
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture book series (PSCMC)


As a topic that hits all the news values of “sex”, crime and sport, sexual assault cases involving athletes are almost invariably media events. When a black (or other “othered”) man is the one accused of sexual violence, sexist and racist stereotypes collide, and these men are often demonised in the media because of their racial heritage.


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  • Deb Waterhouse-Watson
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  1. 1.Independent ScholarSydneyAustralia

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