“I feel like I was almost conned. Well, not conned, but persuaded, because he was older and I felt I wouldn"t be accepted or cool or whatever," Fox News quoted Kardashian as saying of the experience when she was 14.
However, according to Fox News Legal Analyst Robert Massi, while the relationship as Kardashian described would qualify as statutory rape under California law, it is unlikely her boyfriend would face any charges, considering how much time has passed and the fact that there is “no objective forensic evidence to corroborate her story".
Furthermore, her claim that she was coerced into the sexual act could qualify as a defamatory remark. If Kardashian were to name the man, he could sue her for defamation of character, Massi said.
“One would certainly hope that it did not happen as she described, but he has no way to defend himself in this situation," Massi said.
Kardashian said her relationship at the time was one that was forbidden by her parents and went on to say she was coming forward to share her story now to help young girls who may feel pressure to have sex before they are ready.
“Little girls, or teenagers, my sisters, need to know – don"t let anybody pressure you, it"s not worth it. If that man were to say, 'Let"s do this without a condom," I would have believed him because I was so young," she said.
Massi said the onus would have been on her parents to take action at the time if the situation happened as she described. "They needed to have done something to protect her," he concluded.
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