• Petitioned Barnsley Premier Leisure

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Barnsley Premier Leisure

Cancel the event hosting Mike Tyson as an after dinner speaker.

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      Info Bsarcs

      Barnsley, United Kingdom

Mike Tyson is a convicted rapist who served three years of a six year sentence for raping an 18 year old woman. He has been completely unrepentant.

This event completely undermines the progression made by Barnsley Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Services, BMBC, Victim Support and other partner agencies in ensuring that its residents, including those that have experienced sexual assault or rape, feel safe, valued and believed.

Barnsley Premier Leisure has stated that they ‘don’t wish to cause offence’. We request your support to inform Barnsley Premier Leisure that this booking is offensive and join us in requesting an immediate cancellation of this event. Furthermore, following our recent Olympic success, we believe there are much better role models.

Fewer than 6% of rapists are convicted for their offence. Victims and survivors struggle to be believed and – even when there is a conviction, as in this case – are still confronted with an organisation choosing to champion a rapist

It is estimated that 1 in 4 people have experienced sexual assault or rape and last year alone, Barnsley Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Services received calls for help from over 1200 Barnsley people, 12% of which were male and 88% female.

Please sign this petition in recognition of all survivors of sexual violence and abuse. We can’t think of any other violent crime where a criminal would be allowed to be celebrated in this way

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    • jane baker BARNSLEY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      This man is violent and a sexual abuser. He should not be idolised or corroborated with under any circumstances. Why should he be glorified and exalted? His victims are still living with their trauma

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    • Jac Davies BARNSLEY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Rape is a crime still not taken as seriously as it should be. He has never expressed remorse to my knowledge and the staff at the metrodome seem ignorand and in one case have been told not to express an opinion.

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    • teresa Krrashi BODMIN CORNWALL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      I am a specialist sexual violence practioner and i regularly see the damage Rape does to women! I am disgusted that this leisure company have even considered the idea of a Rapist being treated like a celebraty no matter who he is he is a Rapist!!!!

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    • Susan Rodgers SOUTH YORKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      Rape and sexual abuse victims are robbed of living a 'normal' life and are affected in one way or another by their experiences for the rest of their lives and yet rapists and abusers get to live their lifes as if nothing happened. Even if they are convicted once released they are protected and go on to live as if nothing has happened. How is this fair?

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    • Helen Vodden HEMSWORTH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      I was raped and it should never be glorified

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