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Jenny McCarthy Slammed For Twitter Comment By Anti-Rape Group

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May 25 2011, Published 6:31 a.m. ET

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By Cliff Renfrew Staff Reporter

A rape prevention group has slammed former Playboy pin-up Jenny McCarthy after she made an inappropriate remark on her official Twitter page, is exclusively reporting.

The 38-year-old Scream 3 star likened being charged for a new air conditioning unit to sexual assault on her page which has 343,121 followers.

She wrote:  My AC broke and the guy came out to fix wants 4k. It's a new AC unit!! I need Chris Hansen from Dateline. I'm getting raped. #bullshit

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After reading what McCarthy wrote executive director of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault Sandra Henriquez told “It is not uncommon for the people to use the term ‘rape’ as a figure of speech, particularly when feeling violated, upset or taken advantage of.

“However, it is critical to recognize the power of speech, and its ability, when used out of context, to undermine the experience of victimization of sexual assault survivors.

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“Each incident is an opportunity to further educate the public about the seriousness of rape and the role we can play to participate in its elimination.”

Founded in 1980 CALCASA promotes public policy, advocacy and training on the issue of rape.

Illinois born model and actress McCarthy – who dated Jim Carrey for five years – released a book last year Love, Lust And Faking It: The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies, And True Romance where she openly discussed her own sex life and offered relationship advice to other women.

In recent years she has become known as an activist for her autistic son Evan Asher, 9, by her ex-husband director John Asher. contacted McCarthy’s spokesperson about her Twitter entry but they declined to comment.


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