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Best-Selling Author John Grisham Makes Controversial Statements About Child Pornography

Best-Selling Author John Grisham Makes Controversial Statements About Child Pornography

Best-selling American author John Grisham gave an interview with The Telegraph where he made some controversial statements about punishments for child pornography offenders.

“We have prisons now filled with guys my age. Sixty-year-old white men in prison who’ve never harmed anybody, would never touch a child,” the 59-year-old author – currently promoting his new book “Gray Mountain” – told the publication. “But they got online one night and started surfing around, probably had too much to drink or whatever, and pushed the wrong buttons, went too far and got into child porn.”

He went on to tell a story about his “good buddy” – “His drinking was out of control, and he went to a website. It was labelled ‘sixteen year old wannabee hookers or something like that’. And it said ’16-year-old girls’. So he went there. Downloaded some stuff – it was 16 year old girls who looked 30,” John continued. “He shouldn’t ‘a done it. It was stupid, but it wasn’t 10-year-old boys. He didn’t touch anything. And God, a week later there was a knock on the door: ‘FBI!’ and it was sting set up by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to catch people – sex offenders – and he went to prison for three years.”

“There’s so many of them now. There’s so many ‘sex offenders’ – that’s what they’re called – that they put them in the same prison. Like they’re a bunch of perverts, or something; thousands of ‘em. We’ve gone nuts with this incarceration,” John added.

John did say that he has no sympathy for pedophiles. “I have no sympathy for real paedophiles. God, please lock those people up. But so many of these guys do not deserve harsh prison sentences, and that’s what they’re getting.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of John Grisham’s statements concerning child pornography???

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  • Guest

    Nice Guy defending men only watching at a screen showing a REAL CHILDREN being raped. That’s so classy.

  • Guest

    Nice Guy defending men only watching at a screen showing at REAL CHILDREN being raped. That’s so classy.

  • Vy Nguyen

    He does have a valid point. There may be more to the story then what is said but for those that downloaded/watched something should get warnings and profile tagged. Three years is a tough punishment for watching something you shouldn’t have.

  • Lolle

    I’ll never buy his books. This person is really dumb and he should be ashamed on himself. this comment shows that he’s ignorant

  • Living in a box


  • olivia123

    Sick man!

  • Living in a box


  • Domino

    I’m not taking the word of an alcoholic who wants to watch porn staring 16 year olds that it was only the one time. BTW how many times does someone have to download child rape before they get more than a slap on the wrist?

  • Arrow 12

    He is really sick. I bet he just as disgusting as his friend. What a loser…..

  • Angry

    He’s an idiot. Privileged and out of touch. Doesn’t matter if you didn’t touch…you still enjoyed at looking at little girls. And who knows the circumstances those girls were put in. Is there such a thing as “a little murder” or “a little beating” or “a little drug addiction”
    Don’t make excuses for yourself. Wrong is WRONG.

  • forrest gump

    he still likes to be in the news?

  • Jessie Bower

    Yea – and the Marquis de Sade was a saint…

  • Aubrey

    I just love how he says “white man” like white man can’t be a sex offender, stfu.

  • Ignorantworld

    Yeah I see your just as disgusting as he is. You sick fuck!You probably watch it too so you make excuses and say he has a valid point.

  • Ignorantworld

    Oh yeah feel sorry for the white man because he is soo innocent. Not! They are one of the most if not the only murderous group of individuals. Not to mention they are sick in the head. That is the CREATOR’S punishment to them.

  • Legendary Trolly

    White people say blacks are violent jail bergs but remember whites taught blacks how to be violent. Also, the stereotype is that blacks sell dope and kill eachother. However that is not nearly as bad as the stereotype that whites molest little boys, incest, bestiality, shoot up schools or office buildings when they cant get their way. Some blacks think whites are crazy. But I like whites and dont judge you all. But I wanted to disarm any racist before they came.

  • Doryphore

    He’s probably a friend of Stephen Collins.

  • Vy Nguyen

    I’m taking words on his story either. It’s very fishy the way he put it. I’m pretty sure his friend did a bit more than accidentally watched it once for the FBI to show up.

  • Vy Nguyen

    I guess I wasn’t clear with my comment. I was referring to the punishment system. People with mental disorder should get treated not jail.

  • Ignorantworld

    Yeah while they are in jail they can be treated. Sorry you can’t risk them being in general public, plain and damn simple!