A documentary about the Belfast rape trial will air this week 1 year ago

A documentary about the Belfast rape trial will air this week

Will you watch it?

RTE has announced that they will be airing a documentary about the Belfast rape trial this week.

The documentary is entitled Acquitted: The Rugby Rape Trial.

It has been said that the documentary will focus on the 9 week trial of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, as well as their friends Rory Harrison and Blaine McIlroy.

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The four men were accused of a number of crimes, including sexual assault, perverting the course of justice and rape.

The men were all found not guilty of these crimes, and were ultimately acquitted.

During February and March of this year, the trial garnered a lot of media attention.

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Protests were held following the result of the trial, with the hashtag #IBelieveHer going viral.

Paddy and Stuart both lost their IRFU contracts following the trial, and have now both been signed to teams in France.

Acquitted will air on Thursday at 10.15pm.