Crime

Lara Croft to be Rape Victim in Upcoming 'Tomb Raider' Video Game

| by Michael Allen

'Tomb Raider' executive producer Ron Rosenberg has announced that the lead character Lara Croft will be the victim of a potential rape in an upcoming release of the popular video game.

As reported by Kotaku.com, Rosenberg said that there will be a scenario where island scavengers attempt to rape the popular heroine: “She is literally turned into a cornered animal. It’s a huge step in her evolution: she’s forced to either fight back or die.”

Rosenberg added that male players will want to rescue Croft, not enjoy the assault: "They’re more like ‘I want to protect her.’ There’s this sort of dynamic of ‘I’m going to this adventure with her and trying to protect her. She’s definitely the hero but, you’re kind of like her helper. When you see her have to face these challenges, you start to root for her in a way that you might not root for a male character.”