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Williams apologizes again after rape case comments

Monday - 6/24/2013, 9:06pm  ET

In this photo taken on Sunday, June 23, 2013 and made available by The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Wimbledon, defending women's champion Serena Williams of the United States speaks to the media during a press conference at Wimbledon. The Championships start Monday, with Serena Williams attempting to win the title for the sixth time. (AP Photo/Jon Buckle/AELTC)

LONDON (AP) -- Serena Williams has issued a new apology for what she called "insensitive and misinformed comments" she made about the victim in the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case.

In a Rolling Stone story posted online last week, Williams said the 16-year-old girl "shouldn't have put herself in that position."

The next day, Williams apologized in a statement. She also apologized at a news conference Sunday.

On Monday night, a day before Williams plays her first-round match at Wimbledon, she released another statement on her website, saying she also wanted to "extend an apology to the millions of sexual assault victims in America whose pain could have been compounded by my inappropriate remarks." Sexual assault, Williams wrote, "is never acceptable and never the fault of the victim."


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