My friend was strip searched.

United States
February 27, 2008 6:46pm CST
This was a really long time ago, but I had a friend who attended a New Years Eve party. While she was at this party something belonging to another guest came up missing and for whatever reason the owners of the home felt that my friend had taken the missing article. Apparently everyone was quite drunk and my friend was told to strip in front of everyone to prove her innocence. I can't begin to imagine the degradation and humiliation that she felt. If you were in a similar situation, would you feel inclined to prove you innocence and strip to prove it or would you adamantly deny the charge and refuse to do what was suggested, even though it meant the finger of blame was was pointed in your direction, even more so by the fact that you weren't willing to prove otherwise?
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@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
28 Feb 08
I imagine it must be a traumatic experience for your friend. I wonder, was she that meek or submissive to allow that? I am also concerned, has she been proven innocent after she did that? If I were in her situation, I will not agree because no one has the right to expose my nakedness in front of at least one pair of stranger's eyes. That was so inhumane of them. I'm no lawyer but I think there must be some law that would innibit anyone to treat their suspect like that. Even if I had proven my innocence, the damage that it would cost me would not be even compensated even if they were to pay me a million dollars.
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• United States
28 Feb 08
Yes, she was proved innocent so all of that was for nothing. To add insult to injury.
@Deea48 (1168)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Well there is no way in the world I would be doing a strip show, they would have to prove to me why they thought I was the one who did it? I mean, did someone see me do it? If they persisted I would call the police, let them handle the situation. But truthfuly knowing me I would of told them you and what army are making me strip, and stormed out the door.That is aweful that happend to your friend Katherine, that kind of behavior, makes me want to hurt them, you know what I mean?
• United States
28 Feb 08
I absolutely know what you mean Deea. I can't imagine the humiliation she must have felt.
@mrpippo (756)
• United States
28 Feb 08
i still would'nt have stripped ,i would have told them to call the cops but i aint stripping for no one but my girl
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• United States
28 Feb 08
I don't blame you one bit, I wouldn't have done it either.
@mrpippo (756)
• United States
28 Feb 08
i would not have stripped to prove my innocenceif they were true friends they would have belived me when i said it was'ny me
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• United States
28 Feb 08
Unfortunately it was New Years Eve, with alot of people, many who didn't know one another. She was brought to the party by someone that knew the people giving the party, but she herself was not close friends with these people.
@Darkwing (21590)
29 Feb 08
That's disgraceful, drunk or not. I certainly wouldn't have stripped in front of everybody at the party... I would have insisted they called the police to me. Are you sure this wasn't a drunken prank to get her to strip? I'm beginning to wonder. Brightest Blessings.
• United States
29 Feb 08
Unfortunately, I wasn't there. I got the story second hand, so I'm not sure.
@Darkwing (21590)
29 Feb 08
No, you can never be sure, but for whatever reason they made her strip, it was inexcusable. Was she the only one who stripped? I think, if I'd been her and had proved my innocence, I would have asked for everybody else to do the same, in turn, until the culprit was found. I would have been that incensed!
28 Feb 08
To the best of my knowledge, only the authorities, such as a customs officer, have the power to order a strip search. And he had better have a good reason for that.
• United States
29 Feb 08
Apparently she felt too intimated to demand that the police be called. By the way welcome to mylot.
@Ldyjarhead (10161)
• United States
28 Feb 08
You're kidding! No way would I subject myself to such degrading behavior. If they thought I was guilty, then call the authorities. I am NOT taking my clothes off for anyone other than of my choosing. If there was enough 'evidence' to have me arrested and the authorities had to do what they had to do, then so be it. Just because someone thought I'd done it? Not only no but (you know the rest).
• United States
29 Feb 08
Yes, I know the rest and I agree with you 100%.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
28 Feb 08
That's quite outrageous. My daughter is having some friends over this weekend. If something goes missing I don't think that I will making them all strip, or even turn out their pockets. If it was suggested to me, I would have said that I would be happy to demonstrate to a Police constables satisfaction that i was innocent, but not to the parents of a friend.
• United States
29 Feb 08
I know I can't imagine subjecting anyone to something like that either. I guess she must have felt pretty intimidated to follow through with their demands.
@mummymo (23709)
28 Feb 08
In front of all those people? No way would I have done that! I would be only too willing to prove my innocence but not in front of a lot of people who were looking on! I would have demanded they call the police and taken it from there! xxx