3. 10. 2018 / Jan Čulík
Czech writer Michal Viewegh: Thank God that I have been born in a country where I was able to touch up my female schoolmates
In response to the Brett Kavanaugh hearings in the US Senate, the Czech fiction writer Michal Viewegh, the author of many popular Czech Bridget-Jones-like novels, published the following comment in the Czech daily newspaper Lidové noviny:
"I have recently read in the papers that a 53-year-old US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been airily accused by his schoolmate Professor Christine Blasey of pushing her, in 1982, into an empty room, lying on top of her, putting his hand over her mouth, touching her up and unsuccessfully trying to undress her, while a mate of his allegedly 'drunkenly jumped about on them'... Well, then.
"Saying 'Well, then' enables me to fall on my knees, clasp my hands and thank God that I have been born in a country where as a teenager I was able to touch up my female schoolmates without jeopardising my future career because none of those girls has been such a North American cow as to reproach me today with this innocent, secondary school petting.