Well, this is certainly disgusting. A Keith Urban concert in Mansfield, Massachusetts last weekend took a rather dark turn (darker than a Keith Urban concert normally is, of course) last weekend when a 17-year-old girl was raped in front of an entire crowd of drunken country fans who not only didn’t step in to help, but also decided it’d be a great thing to record on their phones. Oh yeah, and this is the same concert where 20 people were hospitalized after getting too drunk.
The attack happened in front of a large crowd of other concertgoers on the lawn of the Xfinity Center, an outdoor amphitheater in Mansfield, Massachusetts, on Saturday night, a police statement said.
The rape ended when a woman in the crowd pushed the alleged attacker off the victim and he fled, police said.
Sean Murphy, 18, was arrested “a short time later” and charged with rape, police said.
“Officers conducting the investigation were assisted by patrons that had been concerned and took photos and video of the assault on their cellular phones,” the Mansfield Police statement said. “Those phones are being processed to recover the digital evidence of the assault.”
Murphy entered a not guilty plea in court and was released on $10,000 bond.
The country star and “American Idol” judge posted a video on YouTube after the show Saturday night commenting on what he saw on the lawn from the stage.
“Up on the lawn tonight, that was nutso. It was so cool,” he said.
Yeah, I’d say “nutso” about covers it, Keith. This is disgusting from all angles, and I hope the asshole who was charged spends some time behind bars for it. There’s not even an “I was drunk!” defense to this. I’ve been drunk plenty of times in my life, and I’ve never ever wanted to commit an act like that. What the hell is the world coming to?