Kachelmann, you might remember, was a famous weatherman who was charged with rape in 2010. His nine-month trial ended with him being acquitted for lack of evidence last May. But, not content with having been set free, he and his wife have now come up with a "victim industry" theory. It goes like this: people go round accusing people of rape and then making money off it.
Apart from the fact that this is A VERY RUBBISH INDUSTRY ("I've got this brilliant business idea – get into a compromising position, NOT get raped. Wait, I'm not finished. Here's the clincher: PRETEND I did. Whaddaya think? I'm going to need a few hundred grand in advance to cover the legal costs, plus alcohol allowance." Venture capital manager: "That is A VERY RUBBISH INDUSTRY."), it's pretty miserable to hand out a blanket defamation of all rape victims just because you got off.
These are not a few people. A study by the German Family Ministry says that one in seven German women get raped or experience "severe sexual coercion" at least once in their lives, and that only five percent of these report it.