Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Male Alleged Rape Victims Also Lie To Save Their Reputations According To Defense Attorney

In a current court-martial case, the strategy that's historically been used to try to discredit the testimony of female alleged rape victims is being used against male alleged victims.

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) -- Men who say they were drugged and raped by an Air Force officer lied to avoid being revealed as gay in the military, a defense attorney told a military jury Tuesday.

Capt. Devery L. Taylor, former chief of patient administration at Eglin Regional Hospital, is gay and engaged in consensual sex with the men, his civilian attorney, Martin Regan, said during opening arguments in Taylor's court-martial.
The prosecution must have DNA evidence or other strong evidence for the defense attorney to decide to paint the alleged victims as the real criminals. But in this case, the alleged conspiracy was even greater since there are multiple alleged victims.

For those men who help keep the "women lie about rape all the time" myth alive, this should be a reminder that the anti-victim myths they help spread may be used against them if they ever become a rape victim.

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