Seligmann's lawyers asked for detailed personal information about the alleged victim. They requested, among other things, personal, medical and educational records of the accuser, and criminal records or "bad acts" committed by any witnesses the prosecution planned to call to the stand.
If this man has an airtight alibi as he claims, there's no need for this personal information. It sounds like the alibi may not hold up and they want to discredit anyone who saw him at the party when he supposedly wasn't there.
These motions should be denied.
This goes back to the belief many men have that they can get away with rape if their victim is just a ____.
Fill in the blank with stripper, stupid girl, or whatever description works for you.
I pray they aren't right.
If you rape, you are a rapist -- no matter who you pick as your victim.
The very idea of carefully picking victims who are less likely to be believed, implies pre-meditation. It also implies that other girls and women (who might be believed) may never know how close they came to being raped.
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