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Michael Nodianos Quits Ohio State University After Video Shows Him Laughing About Rape

Attorney Dennis McNamara recently tried to defend his client Michael Nodianos, who was featured in a video that showed him laughing about a rape that was taking place inside a house in another room in Steubenville, Ohio in August 2012.

McNamara called Nodianos' behavior "disappointing, insensitive and unfortunate" in a brief press conference on Monday night, reports the Daily Mail.

McNamara said: "After some sober reflection he is ashamed and embarrassed himself. He's sorry for the victims and his family. He was not raised to act in this manner."

Nodianos has dropped out of Ohio State University, where he was on athletic scholarship, after receiving numerous death threats.

McNamara claimed that Nodianos had not been in the house at the time of the alleged gang rape, but arrived as the girl was being taken out of the house.

Nodianos' Ohio State University email accounts have been hacked since the video was leaked by hacktivists KnightSec on and his parents changed their telephone numbers after receiving death threats.

McNamara added: "There were people trying to find his class schedule at OSU, trying to access him there. Some have even been at the dormitory during the fall term looking for him."

About 1,000 people gathered in Steubenville, Ohio over the weekend to protest the handling of the alleged gang rape in which a teen girl claimed she was sexually assaulted by two high school football players, Ma'lik Richmond and Trenton Mays, who have been charged.

The accused students will be tried as juveniles on February 13; however, no one else will be charged, which has angered activists who claim there is a cover up.


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