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Rumored GTAIV Rape Scene Concerns Connecticut Senator

It must be immensely difficult to pass any sort of legislation based on a myth. I mean, it should be immensely difficult to do, but based on the sheer ignorance of politicians when it comes to the gaming industry (we're not necessarily blaming them, though), weird things tend to happen.

As reported by GamePolitics, Connecticut State Senator Gayle Slossberg wants to do something about the offensive rape scene in Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto IV. This is what she told the New Haven Advocate, but there's one teensy tiny problem with the statement. We'll get to that in just a second; in the meantime, here's a snippet from the article in question:

"[Sen. Slossberg] wants confirmation of the rumored rape scene in Grand Theft Auto IVbut she can't reach that level of the game. The Milford state senator's never played GTA, but she fears it's corrupting the youth and thinks a law requiring better warning labels might be the fix. She told the Nose as much at a Capitol press conference last week...Slossberg hints she'll... introduce legislation next session calling for clearer labeling of depraved video games like Grand Theft Auto...

Now, you may notice the word "rumored" in that passage, and that's simply because nobody has been able to confirm that any such scene exists in GTAIV. But we will enlighten her, and any other antsy politicians out there, right now: there is no rape scene. We've played the game through to completion, and we saw nothing that could even be remotely construed as rape. A woman is once bound and gagged and tossed in a car trunk, but that's about it. It was a kidnapping, folks.

Bottom line? There isn't a single solitary piece of content in GTAIV that we haven't already seen in most "R"-rated movies ever made, and in fact, there's nothing that can even touch some of the more severe "R" films. Are we all squared away, now...I hope?

Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto IV

6/25/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (18 posts)

OtisFeelgood
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 10:32:46 PM
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lol Senators these days....

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Deleted User
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 8:29:41 AM

A rape scene in GTA? I'm shocked! How could Rockstar put something like that in a game!!

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bhindi_bhaji
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 4:05:04 AM
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Rape scene??? I didn't see any rape scene and I've been through the whole thing twice...muppets!

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cAtDaFeLiX
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 4:50:27 AM
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I've achived 100% game completion and have play through the game twice. The only thing I can think of is the mission thread you posted about "I'll Take Her" and the "Ransom" mission thread with the guy talking about her in the room when you have to take a pic. Nothing happens on scene of course but it could be taken the wrong way. Also what packie says when you complete "She's A Keeper" with the ending cs of that mission. Of course this is bs and it’s never shown and that senator is talking crap.

It's all talk and this shouldn't be taken against gta4 and hopefully this wont get blown out of proportion....

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kj313
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 4:56:14 AM
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Lol u guys shouldn't have even said there wasn't. I have to take my hat off to GTA IV. Did u hear the senator actullay playing it but she hasn't made it to that level. Lol. Let her go on her wild goose chase, she's just creating a buzz for GTAIV.

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Zapix
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 5:08:33 AM
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er, comment section broke on me.
Keep getting a 'ASP 0197 : 80004005' error.

*retype*

I live in CT, and I'm not amazed to hear such a delusional thing coming out of a 'Milford' senator. I know the city quite well I should say. Went to middle and high school there.

Tempted to write to her and tell her to leave her nighttime fantasies out of reality and reflecting it on GTAIV... Do something useful, and stop wasting tax dollars on imagination.

Last edited by Zapix on 6/26/2008 5:12:33 AM

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 10:39:40 AM

I live in CT, too, and I sent her a quick e-mail explaining the situation.

...we'll see if she responds. Heh.

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Zapix
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 4:26:27 PM

O.O Wow, now that's a first in 10 years. I never run into anyone online who's from CT

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ThePoetRazel
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 5:41:28 AM
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Politicians are mostly arrogant nuts. It's a self-selecting sample of people who just think they know how to run the world.

This Senator should remember the difference between rumor and fact before mouthing off.

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shaydey77
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 6:38:03 AM
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this is just funny...yeah id like to pass a law there for a rape in a game..em no i actually havent seen it...why..um its because im not good enough at the game to get that far into it...what do you mean it doesnt exist!!!..... imagine how red her cheeks will be when she finds out..imk thinking tomato like!!

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Deleted User
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 6:43:33 AM
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GTA IV is so bad.

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danr
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 6:53:38 AM

Excuse me?

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Deleted User
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 8:30:24 AM

GTA IV is so bad.

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Minishmaru
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 6:59:02 AM
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Ok....i'll confess...the rape scene was a video I uploaded onto youtube...it wasn't a rape tho...I was just teabagging a group of people. I SWEAR I NEVER MEANT FOR THIS TO HAPPEN!!!

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Bugzbunny109
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 9:02:50 AM
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I bet saw was high while she was saying this, because it is outrageous.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 12:49:11 PM
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Everyone, Senator Slossberg has replied to this, as you'll see on the front page. This was a misunderstanding and nothing more.

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tlpn99
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 1:38:23 PM
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Once again Rockstar have done it, they have made another name for themselves last game something about Hot Coffee hahaha nice one guys, lets hear it for Rockstar cant wait for the next Grand Theft Auto (which technically is 7) it just makes the whole GTA phenomenon even greater, what a senator :)

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Deleted User
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 9:03:51 PM
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I cannot believe Rockstar. I can't believe they would do this and put a mark on their UNBLEMISHED record.

And to think I let my children play those games.

Someones getting sued.

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