Tennis star Serena Williams has apologized after making controversial comments about the Steubenville, Ohio rape victim.
Williams caused a stir off the court when she said that the intoxicated 16-year-old victim of rape 'shouldn't have put herself in that position,' Huffington Post reports.
"She's 16, why was she that drunk where she doesn't remember?" Williams served in the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone magazine. "It could have been much worse. She's lucky. Obviously, I don't know, maybe she wasn't a virgin, but she shouldn't have put herself in that position, unless they slipped her something, then that's different."
Williams said in the Rolling Stone interview that there were lessons for young women in the case where two high school football players were found guilty of rape.
"Do you think it was fair, what they got?" Williams said. "They did something stupid, but I don't know. I'm not blaming the girl, but if you're a 16-year-old and you're drunk like that, your parents should teach you: Don't take drinks from other people."
After the flap, Williams wrote an apology on her web site.
"What was written - what I supposedly said - is insensitive and hurtful, and I by no means would say or insinuate that she was at all to blame," Williams wrote. "My prayers and support always goes out to the rape victim. In this case, most especially, to an innocent sixteen year old child."
Via Huffington Post