There are 7 charges, all the same. “Carnal knowledge” is an archaic legal term for sexual intercourse. Presumably, she, was 13-14 years old at whatever time this took place (I’ve seen claims it was late 2019). The 3+ years older means that when underage per age-of-consent laws, there’s allowance if the other party is less than 3 years older. Obviously that’s not the case here.
I’m posting about this briefly because I’ve been both alerted to it by readers as well as been asked what my take is. Also, Jimmy has had a hugely popular podcast for many years with new episodes running up to late May, just a bit ago. I’ve been a guest on it myself a couple of times and even guest-hosted it once while he was on vacation. I considered it an honor. I’ve met Jimmy in person a number of times over the years and we’ve always bantered swimmingly.
I was OK with our various disagreements over the years. I turned on him when he tried to capitalize on “Keto” while pouring on pounds, obviously, visually. Regular LC Atkins seemed to work decently for him. I became a bit of a Jimmy basher myself, I guess. But after a while, it just seemed silly and beneath me and I stopped engaging in all that and just left it all alone. Hadn’t thought much or any about him in years.
Who knows what all the relevant facts are? I sure don’t. All I know is that he left and divorced his wife Christine a few years back. Related? I don’t know but it’s a reasonable suspicion. And, nothing in the charges suggest coercion or force…suggesting it was consensual.
In other words, you have two sexually-mature humans (i.e., post puberty) engaging in sexual intercourse. The charge is, essentially, that he has knowledge and experience with her evolutionarily (or God…take your pick) primed and menstruating vagina.
A crime? Well, that’s up to society, culture, and the law as handed down. But it has zero to do with any sort of crime against nature. One could even argue that it’s perfectly natural (if there’s grass on the field, play ball).
One thing I noted when I checked out comments on his last Tweet and Instagram post is that there’s a lot of #MeToo stuff—even dudes proclaiming how they were sexually abused at 3yo or something and it took them 30 years to get over it.
They are conflating pedophilia with a law that says even though she’s naturally good to go at 13 if she wants, gotta wait to 18. Or, 16. Or, 17.
So, by our own laws in this federation of states, you can be a “pedophile” in one state and just be disgusting in another. The penalty of law vs. just the scorn of society. Perhaps a map of abortion laws will look like that again, someday. A murderer in one state, a saint in another…
To reiterate: for me, the distinction is puberty and nothing else.
That’s in terms of legal stuff. In terms of society, culture, community, family, church, norms, etc., that’s up to everyone themselves, and those with whom they commune.
For myself, I find it distasteful. Doesn’t give me a warm and fuzzy. And that’s me. I didn’t even care for chicks under 20 when I was 20. At the same time, girls have their own proclivities. I’ve been with one for 2 1/2 years. I’m 61, she’s 29, and a mother of two girls, 13 and 11. Prior to me, she was in a 3-year gig with a Brazilian and spent a year there. But before that, at the age of 14, she was a little Lolita, seduced and snuck around with a 31 year old shopkeeper, got married at 16 with parental consent and had the two girls at 16 and 17. She’s never been with a man in her life less than twice her age. It’s her thing. She found males her own age to be boys. Many Thai women do.
Why ought the law interfere in that?
…I went back and forth over even mentioning this at all. My integrity won out once I saw the comments various places and in not one single instance did a single commenter point out that this isn’t really pedophilia and there are no charges implying force, coercion, rape, or anything of the sort.
100% #MeToo dog-pile condemnation. A virtue-signalling circle-jerk amongst imbeciles. Talk about disgusting?
So, I had to weigh my integrity and commitment to honest dealing against a cultivated disdain for Jimmy owing to his departure from sane LC Atkins to increasingly lower and lower protein, higher and higher fat—the source of his downfall: Keto.
In some way I feel sorry for the guy. I saw the life imploding and was witness to it likely because in 2016 I started a Facebook group called “Ketotards,” and of course, Jimmy was a mainstay of derision over all that. So I saw everything daily. I eventually changed the name of the group away from a Keto focus, then eventually deleted it.
Certainly others will have their own ideas as to the downfall. For me, it’s simple cognitive dissonance. He was living a lie, everyone knew it, and so did he. Rather than take the requisite steps, he did a bunch of other stuff and apparently, two of those things were to divorce his wife and take up with an extremely young though sexually mature girl.
To my mind, it’s all connected.
What do you think in comments, especially those well familiar with Jimmy over many years?