It seems that affluenza has spread again and Robert H. Richards IV is its next victim. If you do not believe me, then take time to ingest the information that I am going to share with you. Richards is your average trust fundbaby that does not work but has enough time to molest and rape kids . So, what happens when you have money at your disposal and the best lawyer money can buy? Well, you get off with no time served because “you wouldn’t fair well within the prison system”.
Sorry, people: I cannot make this stuff up. The story practically writes itself.
Robert H. Richards IV and the Affluenza Facts
So, I think it is time for me to break down some simple facts about this case:
1.) Robert H. Richards IV is a member and heir of two prominent Delaware families. The du Pont family are the ones who built the worldwide chemical empire. The Richards family co-founded the prestigious corporate law firm Richards Layton & Finger. His grandfather is Du Pont family patriarch Irenee du Pont. His father, Robert H. Richards III, was a partner in the law firm until his 2008 retirement. 
So, it is to say that he does not have to worry about money being any issue. Nor does he have to worry about lawyering up since he probably had lawyers at his Sweet 16 parties blowing out his candles. I know it sounds insane, but I am just saying.
2.) Judge Jan Jurden suggested Robert H. Richards IV would benefit more from treatment. Let us be reminded that Richards was charged with fourth-degree rape in 2009. As a result of a subsequent lawsuit filed by his ex-wife, this “light sentence” has now become public. The charges do note that he penetrated his daughter with his fingers while masturbating, and subsequently assaulted his son as well. 
3.) The lawsuit argues that statements Richards made while on probation are evidence he admitted in April 2010 to sexually abusing his son. Those assaults began around December 2005, when the boy was 19 months old, and continued for about two years, the lawsuit said. 
4.) Richards was ordered to take a lie detector test in an attempt to get him to be more forthcoming about his sexual history. He failed it. Eventually, Richards told the examiner he “was very concerned that something happened with his son, but that he has repressed the memories.’” He told the examiner he worried that his acts were “similar to what happened with his daughter,” the lawsuit said. “But he promised that whatever I did to my son, I will never do it again.” 
And I am finished giving facts about this story because the facts are damning, draining, and mind numbing.
The Problem This Case of Affluenza Causes
Robert H. Richards IV pretty much got off easy. Rest assured that he is in a happy state because he won’t serve any prison time (at this moment).
What we should find odd is that Richards received a sentence better served for drug addicts. I would say that this is a strange situation for him. Then again, have we not seen this before? Have we not witnessed the rich getting away with situations because they have the resources to turn things in their favor? Have we not witnessed this situation occur with the drunk driving teen in Texas? It is safe to say that the rich can damn near live the lives they please.
This only happens because we, foolhardily, believed that justice is this blind woman with the balance. In reality, justice is no more than your regular whore that sells her ass to the highest bidder. This case only solidify that our justice system has taken cues from “the world’s oldest profession”. The court system is not filled with thelaw abiding citizens making decisions. It is filled with pimps, players, hustlers, and ballers.
Meanwhile, “Justice” is kissing the biggest pinky ring.
Robert H. Richards IV, and the Rest of Rich America, Won
I cannot blame Robert H. Richards IV for being a product of riches. But I can blame him for being a more despicable human being. I cannot help but to think that situations like this will get more “swept under rug” treatment. Eventually, America is going to get tired of this bullshit. At some point, there needs to be a vaccine for this case of affluenza.
So, who is willing to hit up the laboratory? This question shall always deserve an answer.