Let's all raise a glass of frog milk to the ancient festival of Fargaltide!
Where did you get more detail on this particular case about the other factors - through the newspapers ?
This thread has many abusive posts with members being labelled gobshytes, misogynists, scumbags, woman-haters, etc all of which attracted no adverse comment from you. All those posts are made by people who agree with your position on this case.
In less than an hour after I post a perfectly reasonable and respectful reply to one of those abusive posters you weigh in with sharp attack on me.
How can that be explained without mentioning bias?
The entire trial was about the actions of the men. They were named and humiliated in public, they had to endure something like two years of investigation and 8 weeks of a trial that could have seen them locked up for years with their reputations in tatters.
Their accuser by contrast has her anonymity protected for life and she had the full force of the state supporting her efforts to destroy the defendants. Of course the defendants challenged her various versions of the events that night and ultimately they were vindicated.