He Put Semen In Her Drinking Water

The jury selection process started yesterday in the trial of a man accused of ejaculating into his co-workers water bottle, twice.

Thirty-one-year-old Michael Kevin Lallana allegedly tainted his colleague’s drinking water while they were working at an Orange County mortgage company, for the first time back in January of last year.  Prosecutors said the woman drank the water and became ill.  When the same thing happened to her again in April, she had the water tested and was told by the lab that it contained semen.  Orange County police later linked the crime to her co-worker.

This crime is disturbing on so many levels but even more so were the comments listed on the website where I read it:

Andy Woo

how do u get “ill” from sperm?



Swallowing decomposed sperm will make anybody sick



this is prosecution is hard to swallow



Unless the guy had an STD or STI nobody becomes ill from drinking semen. Semen is made up of citric acid, amino acids, fructose, zinc, enzymes and potassium…NOTHING HARMFUL. Point being, this women DID NOT become physically ill…mentally ill…maybe. I’m a Kaiser RN


Laura, you are an idiot if you think you can get ill from semen. Plenty of women have a severe allergic reaction to it. I find it hard to believe that you are a registered nurse and yet you know nothing about it. I worry about the quality of care your patients are receiving…

No shocked outrage about what he had done.

No concern for her physical safety.

The question was, could she be lying about being ill?

In a month where a journalist was raped overseas and another was accused of doing drugs in the back of her live truck when she suffered the effects of a migraine on air, I am overwhelmed by what feels like a pervasive disrespect for humanity of the female kind.  The message is that women are disposable, at home and on the job -- to be done.

Mary McCarthy said, “In violence, we forget who we are.”  Force, shame, attack – these are popular weapons in the arsenal to snuff out women’s credibility, dignity, voice.  Why?  Because they work, temporarily.

They will never be as powerful as her spirit.

Lallana is charged with two misdemeanor counts each of releasing an offensive material in a public place and assault. He is also charged with the allegation of committing a crime for sexual gratification.  Do the charges fit his crime?  Can you think of a time when you've been shamed into silence?