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#1
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-date-rape-lawsuitnov25,0,1427187.story

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Woman who won a date is suing Waukegan radio station
Man with criminal history raped her, suit alleges

By Emily S. Achenbaum | Tribune reporter
November 25, 2008

A Lake County woman who won a date with a man a radio station called a "great" catch is suing the station for promoting the man, who had a criminal history and allegedly sexually assaulted her on the date she won.

The woman, who filed the suit late Thursday under the name Jane Doe, said Waukegan radio station WXLC, which is owned by NextMedia, ran the "Win a Date with Travis" competition last year. The radio station said Travis Harvey of Gurnee was a "great guy" and "kind." But as a busy single father, Harvey couldn't find the time to meet the right woman.

Female contestants came to an event hosted by the radio station on Jan. 30, 2007, at a Waukegan sports bar. They sat down with Harvey to answer rounds of questions, said Bob Baizer, one of the attorneys who filed the suit on Jane Doe's behalf.

Doe, then 23, won, and that weekend Harvey promised her a date at Chicago's House of Blues—only to later say he was too tired, and invited her to his home for pizza instead, Baizer said. The woman went, and after a single drink, felt extremely drowsy. Harvey then raped her, the suit alleges. Attorneys say she was drugged. The woman went to police several days later, but at that time, there was no physical evidence of a sexual assault or of the drugs, Baizer said.

Baizer said Harvey had previously been convicted twice of violating a domestic violence order of protection taken out by another woman. The radio station was negligent for not checking Harvey's record, and for promoting him as a safe—and desirable—date, the suit alleges.

"Why did they say he was such a nice guy, such a good guy?" Baizer asked Monday. "They couldn't have done much to check him out."

Harvey pleaded guilty to criminal sexual abuse last week in Lake County court for the assault. He received probation, and could be sent to prison for one year if he violates that probation. Because there was no physical evidence in the case and no confession, Baizer said the plea deal was reasonable.

The woman is asking for more than $50,000 in damages in the lawsuit. NextMedia referred calls to a company vice president who declined comment Monday.




That's pretty messed up.
#3
This is why you don't meet your dates over the radio. Or telegraph.
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That is pretty messed up. It doesn't sound like she got any pizza.


#8
Oh lawd.
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#10
i think she was lying. why wait days? i think she just wants money from the radio station.
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#13
"She was so beautiful, I had to kill her!"
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#14
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i think she was lying. why wait days? i think she just wants money from the radio station.

The guy did plead guilty though.
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#15
I'm surprised the guy pleaded guilty, there was no evidence, she could be making it up for all we know.

"pfft, the pizza was crummy, he wasn't very romantic, and couldn't even make me orgasm, let's take a look at his background...*makesmoneymoneymakemoneymoneyhey!"
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This is why you don't meet your dates over the radio. Or telegraph.


Agreed. All the girls I've met over the telegraph have turned out to be freaks.
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The guy did plead guilty though.


bad lawyer maybe? forced to make a plea deal? lots of reasons.
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._. Our world is retarded.
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#24
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That is pretty messed up. It doesn't sound like she got any pizza.



She should sue for the lost pizza. That's like false advertising.
#28
Was she desperate?

Was she fat?

Was she on drink or drugs?

Is she going to spend the money on comfort food?
#29
Our radio stations suck. Damn you Chicago area
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#31
i lughed when i read the title....a few seconds later i realized how bad of a person i am....lulz
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#32
What the hell? "Win A Date With Travis (DISCLAIMER: The aforementioned person has been convicted of domestic charges in the past. We take no responsibility for rape and/or abuse.)"

What the hell kind of contest is this anyway?
#33
as much as i find this disgusting, it was also irresponsible of the woman to go to some strange guy's house who she didn't really know and was obviously so desperate to get a date he had to get a radio station to help.
#34
Who goes to their own house on a first date without the intentions of getting laid?
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#35
It's not the rape which pisses me off, it's the fact that he lied about it. Oh wait, and the rape. Yeah, rape is pretty bad.
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Agreed. All the girls I've met over the telegraph have turned out to be freaks.


Really? All the girls I've met over the telegraph have turned out to be really nice.

...They've also been dead for one hundred years, but you win some you lose some, right?
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#37
I'm a little tired, wanna come home to me instead?
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