"That's pretty awful... but I kinda see where he's coming from."
Is it not really uncommon? How many situations do you know the full story from where someone accused someone of rape? For all you know they could have actually been raped and then when everyone accused them of regretting sex they dropped it. Most of the time the rapist is going to say the victim just regretted the sex, so how would ever hearing that be a legitement unbiased point of view? Clearly it's important to take the trial in all cases to fair and just completion.
That way rapists can be caught, AND people will learn to take accusing people of rape more seriously. However, it's also important to realize that often there is not a lot of evidence, and if we want to stop rape, why would we side with the point of view that lets rapists off the hook?
What believing that excuse is, is trusting a suspect and believing them when they say they didn't do something. They obviously would have a pretty large interest in lying.
I think you are on the right side, you definitely know what's up I just wanted to talk about this, sorry if it seemed like I am attacking you.
In this case there is evidence, hence why people are so outraged and why comments like this are especially rediculous.