Tuesday, March 17, 2009 | Posted in , ,

My God, I never imagine how stupid Nicole is. While watching a news, she says "Looking back I would not have agreed to talk with him and dance with him no less than three times if i did not enjoy his company or what at least attracted to him since I met him for the first time on the dance floor."

With this statement, "Nicole," the Filipina who caused the conviction of a US servicemen in 2006, recanted her testimony against her rapist, Lance Corporal Daniel Smith.

In a five-page affidavit she signed last March 12, Nicole admitted that she "possibly lost her inhibitions" and became "intimate" with Smith, after drinking "alcoholic mixed drinks" with him when they met at a bar in Subic, Olongapo City on November 1, 2005.

"Looking back, I would not have agreed to talk with Smith and dance with him no less than three times if I did enjoy his company or was at least attracted to him since I met him for the very first time on the dance floor of the Neptune Club."

She said that if Smith really wanted to rape her, "why would he carry me out of the Neptune Club using the main entrance in full view of the security guards and others," she said.

"Why would the van park in front of Neptune Club? Why would Daniel Smith and his companions bring me to the seawall of Alaba pier and casually leave this area that was well-lighted and with many people roaming around?" Nicole added.

"If they believed that I was raped, would they have not dumped me instead in a dimly lit area along the highway going to Alaba pier to avoid detection?" she furthered.

Why in the US? The home country of her rapist, the nation being criticized for the alleged unfair policies it implements under the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA).

This appears to be the question of Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez as he expressed doubts that “Nicole" went to the US because she was frustrated with the justice system in the Philippines. He said Nicole’s decision to go the US ironically “shows that her supposed…grief and hatred expressed before is not very genuine."

“If she just went to Italy may be that would be more illustrative of her feelings against the US. But she did not go to Italy. She went to the US," Gonzalez told media on Tuesday.

The justice secretary said that Nicole once asked his help to get a visa for Italy. But Gonzalez said he refused Nicole’s request because he wanted her to stay and show her intention in pursuing her case.

(Courtesy of GMANews.TV)

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2 responses to "The Subic Rape Case: What's Going on?"

  1. Femmepower On March 30, 2009 at 8:03 PM

    ito rin, nakakainit ng ulo. maybe the defendants offered her something? come to think of it, her life has been hard since the case broke out. everyone was judging her. it's NOT easy telling the whole world that you've been raped. and it's much harder to prove it too. public stigma like "the girl must have provoked it, blah blah" really hurts any victim. only God knows what really happened. justice will be served in His time.

  2. Shen On April 6, 2009 at 6:44 PM

    Well I think we should respect Nicole's decision. Whatever did happen she only knows it. After all this is a case which she alone can decide whether to continue with it or not.