A victim of Girls Gone Wild?

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The nefarious Girls Gone Wild is the focus of a story in today's Akron Beacon Journal. Columnist Bob Dyer pens the first installment of the sordid tale of a 17-year-old girl's drunken, naked night at Mango's, a downtown Akron bar, where she now claims she was victimized by Girls Gone Wild producers. The Cuyahoga Falls girl — who Dyer doesn't identify — claims she received an e-mail from the bar's entertainment director, inviting her to participate in a Girls Gone Wild event, where women famously pose nude for the popular straight-to-video series. The girl was promised free reign on an open bar and 50 bucks for "getting things going" on a school night. The girl says producers fed her liquor until she was so drunk she couldn't find her pants. When her and other half-naked girls lined up to get on the notorious Girls Gone Wild bus, she was the only one allowed on — so that the cameraman could "force himself on her," she claims. At closing time, she found herself without a ride home and in little more than a tank top and a pair of twisted panties. Akron Police are now considering an array of criminal charges, including rape. But if the young girl hoped to find any sympathy among Beacon readers by making her story public, she was sorely surprised. From callers on WNIR to the Beacon message board, locals are berrating the girl's lack of discretion. "Sounds like the girl got what she deserved," wrote one poster on Ohio.com. "Why are you drinking under age?" asks another. "Where was the mother while her daughter was being asked to 'entertain' on a bar? Why was the bar offering an underaged girl alcohol? This all could have been prevented by the mother and daughter." -- Denise Grollmus

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