Andrew L. Urban.
Bypassing the police with her rape allegation, the complainant publishes it in a book, some 37 years later. But it may have been 36 years …The case goes to trial in a civil court.
With the date/time obscured, the accused is denied the opportunity to present an alibi. Insisting on his innocence, the accused is also denied the opportunity to present certain items of evidence in his defence, by the judge.
The jury did not find that the accused had raped the complainant, as she alleged. But it said he was shown on the balance of probabilities to have sexually abused her, and then told a malicious falsehood about her (that she was making it up) that did serious damage to her reputation. Last year, New York passed the Adult Survivors Act, allowing victims a one-year window to file a sexual assault lawsuit over older cases. That is how the case wound up in a courtroom.
The accused is again highly critical of the outcome and accuses the complainant of making it up – “a made up SCAM”. That triggers another legal action, in which the complainant successfully sues the accused for defamation. Criticism of the allegation is verboten!?
This case, as briefly outlined above, was only possible because of the Adult Survivors Act and the personalities involved. Justice was clearly not blind in this case.
The New York where 93% voted for left / socialist candidates in 2020. And if I revealed the identities of the protagonists, you’d understand why such unjustifiable bias is alive and well in the Big Apple. Since when is justice dependant on who is being judged?
Go ahead, take a guess ….