So, have you heard about the craziness with Simon Cowell and how he's having a love child with socialite Lauren Silverman? That's not really the crazy part, of course. The reason this particular zygote has been dominating tabloid headlines is because Silverman is married -- to Cowell's friend, Andrew Silverman.
Er, his ex friend, that is. I'm assuming they're no longer BFFs, now that Cowell's been named in Andrew Silverman's divorce filings as a co-respondent, and Andrew's own brother was quoted as saying, "It is an unbelievable story of betrayal." But as the drama continues to swirl with ugly rumors of adultery, estrangement, and birth control trickery, one of the involved parties is getting a SERIOUSLY unfair amount of slut-shaming heat in this whole mess.
I'm talking about the babymama in question, Lauren Silverman. It's been revealed that when she was 16 and attending a private school in Florida, she had an affair with a married English teacher. The man was 26 at the time, and according to former classmates, the relationship went on for about a month and a half before Lauren's mother mother figured out what was going on. The teacher was asked to resign, and Lauren transferred to a different school.
Now, normally when you read about teachers engaged in illegal relationships with their minor students, the story isn't presented in a manner intended to make the underage teenager sound like a conniving whore. But in this case, we've got headlines like "PREGNANT LAUREN SILVERMAN'S VERY RACY PAST," and "LAUREN SILVERMAN'S HOMEWRECKING SEX SCANDAL!"
Even the father of the teacher has whined to the Daily Mail,
He had to leave town because of this bimbo.
Awww, did the poor 26-year-old man have to leave town because he was caught committing a CRIME? Let me just go ahead and quote from Florida's law regarding the age of consent:
A person 24 years of age or older who engages in sexual activity with a person 16 or 17 years of age commits a felony of the second degree.
This teacher should be counting his lucky stars he didn't go straight to JAIL for his relationship with Lauren Silverman. Being underage means that she couldn't legally give consent, full stop. It's beyond disgusting to cite this long-ago incident as proof Silverman is some sort of homewrecking scandal-monster.
Silverman's decision to hook up with Simon Cowell while she was still married certainly seems like bad decision-making to ME, but god knows this sort of thing happens all the time. It's almost like the media's looking for proof she's some sort of sex-crazy siren that trapped poor helpless Simon into his current situation. What about HIS involvement? What about HIS responsibility to use birth control? Why aren't HIS past morals being questioned in the same way Silverman's are? And by the way, wasn't HE the guy who was sleeping with a MARRIED WOMAN?
Do you think it's fair Silverman's past high school incident has been brought up recently?
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