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Peter Thiel Sorry for Date-Rape Comments

Peter Thiel, the billionaire co-founder of PayPal and prominent Trump campaign donor, apologized Monday for comments in his 1995 book that called date rape “seductions that are later regretted.” Thiel and his co-author, David Sacks, also issued an apology. “More than two decades ago, I co-wrote a book with several insensitive, crudely argued statements,” Thiel said. “As I’ve said before, I wish I’d never written those things. I’m sorry for it. Rape in all forms is a crime. I regret writing passages that have been taken to suggest otherwise.” Sacks’ apology was reported in Recode. “It does not represent who I am or what I believe today,” he said.