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Benioff & Weiss at the Oxford Union panel audience Q&A promotional event one month before Season 5. Both were openly drunk. Jane Everyfan politely asks them about the "Jaime/Cersei rape scene" which they instigated a news blackout on for nearly a year, never even stating what their intentions were. This is the only response we can ever respect from them.

Weiss *cracks a joke*. Benioff waffles around avoiding the question by repeating "the cast works really hard", and is careful never to use the word "rape" - because it wasn't intended as a rape scene, the implication that it was is simply due to stunningly bad camerawork they didn't catch before it aired. He's avoiding use of the word "rape" or saying anything definitive because he doesn't want to be TECHNICALLY caught lying.

I hard-subbed the parts of actual substance he says: "He did that because we fault it was a thing he would do".

MOREOVER, he's lying when he says "uh, to make him a grey character" - scene director Alex Graves was *specifically asked* that question 11 months before in a interview, and specifically denied that was ever their intention.

Benioff closes by outright ROLLING HIS EYES at the girl who asked the question.

Game of Thrones Wiki refuses to dignify this by saying a rape occurred "in-universe"; particularly because THE CAST MEMBERS THEMSELVES months later finally said they were never instructed it was a rape scene, NOR did they play it as such.

For full breakdown analysis, please read our sub-article explaining this:

The video clip itself is taken from the full Oxford Union panel, following the principle of Fair Use: it is being used for educational/critical analysis of Benioff and Weiss (also I tried to directly contact Oxford Union and they didn't respond to my e-mails).

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