Williams Responds to Comments on Steubenville Rape Case

Tennis pro is taking heat after comments about the Steubenville rape case.
1:54 | 06/19/13

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the controversial comments from tennis superstar, serena williams, in a brand-new profile. What serena said about the high-profile assault base in steubenville, ohio, heating up. Williams made the comments as she an interview watched a tv segment about that ohio assault case. Some wonder if the comments will hurt her. Fresh off her win at the french open, tennis star serena williams is now making headlines for another reason, her controversial comments about the notorious steubenville sexual assault case, in which two ohio football players were sent to jail. In an interview with "rolling stone" magazine, williams claims the 16-year-old victim, quote, put herself in that position. Saying, 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. She's lucky. She shouldn't have put herself in that position, unless they slipped her something. Then, that's different. The two football players, trent mays and malick richmond were convicted of assaulting the 16-year-old in march. Richmond begged the 16-year-old's family for forgiveness. I want to apologize to you. And I'm sorry to put you guys through this. Reporter: On those football players, williams asked "the rolling stone" interviewer, do you think it was fair what they got? I think it was something stupid. But I don't know. For her to enter this in incendiary story and say remarks that are just so outlandish, it's the kind of thing that sponsors could be concerned about it. The kind of thing fans could be wondering about. Reporter: We checked williams' twitter account. She's making no mention of this interview. The latest tweet reads wimbledon, here we come.

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