Frida Boisen is one of the celebrities who have reacted strongly to last week’s news about a man in his 50s who was acquitted in the Court of Appeal after previously being convicted of child rape. “I actually cried when I read these words, it’s a betrayal to all children and especially this girl,” says Boisen to The evening paper.
The district court convicted the man, who is in his 50s, of child rape. But in the Court of Appeal, the man was acquitted – largely because four out of five judges were unsure of what the word “snip” actually means.
Frida Boisen: “I cried”
The girl, who was ten years old at the time of the alleged abuse, had said during questioning that the man’s finger “came into the nipple” and in the first testimony said that the finger was “kind of deep inside”. After consulting the Swedish dictionary, where the word is described as “the woman’s external genitalia”, the judges decided not to convict the man of rape.
The acquittal has given rise to protests online, including on Instagram, where the hashtag #jagvetvadensnippaär has spread widely in recent days.
A number of celebrities have also reacted strongly to the news. One of them is Frida Boisen, who herself was abused as a child, something she has told about in the book You are no longer my daughter.
For The evening paper tells Boisen about the feelings surrounding the Court of Appeal’s acquittal in the case in question:
“I actually cried when I read these words, it’s a betrayal of all children and especially this girl,” she tells the newspaper.
“It is completely disgusting for a 10-year-old girl who dares to muster up the courage to tell about such a terrible violation and abuse. It’s scandalous how they can pretend they don’t know what a snip is, every five-year-old understands that.”