Daryush has been accused of rape by people on the internet because of sex stories that he has published on his blog and books. People who dislike him have cut-and-paste small excerpts of his writing as evidence that he has raped, but Daryush denies the accusations and claims he has never raped a woman. He states that his sex writing is exaggerated and “macho” in order to sell more of his books.
One short excerpt in his book Bang Iceland is often quoted to show he has raped a woman.
While walking to my place, I realized how drunk she was. In America, having sex with her would have been rape, since she couldn’t legally give her consent. It didn’t help matters that I was relatively sober, but I can’t say I cared or even hesitated.
I won’t rationalize my actions, but having sex is what I do. If a girl is willing to walk home with me, she’s going to get the dick no matter how much she has drunk. I’ll protect myself by using a condom (most of the time), but I know that when it comes to sex, one ounce of hesitation or a feeling of morality will get me nothing.
But as Daryush has noted, once this excerpt is expanded to include details that took place afterwards, it looks a lot less like rape than a drunken hookup that he embellished in order to get more attention.
I woke up first in the morning and looked over at her. I fully expected to be greeted by a beast, but I was pleasantly surprised that she actually looked better. I studied her face in the morning light and concluded that it was magnificent. She was the hottest Icelandic girl I had gotten with, and definitely in the top 10% of my all-time bangs. I pulled the covers down and examined her flawless creamy skin and her perfectly proportioned body with big tits and round ass. My dick was getting hard again and I gently poked her with it, fully expecting the typical awkward after-sex Icelandic vibe, but instead I was greeted with, “So you want to fuck again?”
Two more times we went, and by the end of it I had no semen left. Then we started to get to know each other. First we exchanged names, then ages, then professions. I’m pretty sure that guys know more about the prostitutes they fuck than I do about the Icelandic women I got with.
There are excerpts from other stories that show Daryush being dominant in bed by pulling a woman’s hair or spanking her butt, but many women enjoy rough sex so this does not appear to be a conclusive case of rape.
Daryush claims in a 2016 press conference that he was writing as a macho man to get attention for his writing.
People seem to make up their minds on whether he’s a rapist or not based on what they already believe. People who believe in liberal ideas and feminism will say he’s a rapist (along with most other heterosexual men). People who believe in conservative ideas or masculinity will say he’s not a rapist. In the end, it must be decided by a court or jury.
As of 2016, Daryush has not been formally accused of rape, charged with rape, or convicted of rape. No judicial system or woman have brought rape accusations against him. We will update this page if that ever happens.
In conclusion: is Daryush Valizadeh a rapist? Using a legal definition, no. There is no evidence that shows he legally committed rape.