CAN THIS GERMAN POP STAR FIND JUSTICE IN A MAN’S WORLD?
The case of the HIV positive German pop star Nadja Benaissa, 28, who is accused of deliberately exposing three men to the sexually transmitted disease, brings up a lot of questions. Nadja was a runaway teen drug addict before she found success with her music group No Angels. They sold five million records and she kept her disease a secret because she felt it might jeopardize the group. Now one of the three accusers, called “Ralph” that she dated six years ago, “suspects” she gave him HIV. The other two men accusing her of reckless endangerment are not HIV positive. Many questions arise: Why didn’t Ralph use a condom? That was HIS decision. Whether Nadja told him she was disease free is not known. There is no way of proving that Ralph didn’t pick up the HIV virus ELSEWHERE in all those years before and after. Guys who date pop stars ARE prone to risky behavior. Was it deliberate? We doubt that. We also question the probability that Nadja passed on the virus at all. Female to male transmission during sex is extremely rare. Infected men like to SAY they got HIV from a woman because the other alternatives aren’t so glamorous. Hopefully, Nadja, now on trial, will find justice.
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