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Bristol Palin was “not accusing Levi Johnston of date rape” in memoir

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As many Nerve readers pointed out, the scene in Bristol Palin's new memoir describing the first time she had sex with Levi Johnston comes off as more than a little date rape-y. In response to widespread concern over the incident, in which Palin describes drinking too many wine coolers and waking up not remembering what had happened until she heard Johnston talking about it on the phone, she's now trying to clarify the story a little.

"I'm not accusing Levi of date rape," she said on Good Morning America. "I should have never been underage drinking, and I should have never gotten myself into a situation like that."

I'll buy that camping and wine coolers with the likes of Levi Johnston qualify as a situation a person "should never have gotten into," but is it just me, or does this explanation not really make the whole thing sound any less like date rape?