Monday, August 15, 2016

"Dad Accused of Raping Daughter Saved by Mention of 50 Shades"

"[A] father charged with eight counts of incestuous rape that allegedly occurred over a six-year period; he "had absolutely no real defense other than 'I did not do it.'" His daughter, on the other hand, had given a "compelling interview" to police, explaining in detail what had allegedly occurred. There was just one thing that nagged at McCulloch: "the use of certain words, phrases, and descriptions of how she felt which seemed beyond her years." Then her client mentioned his daughter's favorite book (which he was unfamiliar with): Fifty Shades of Grey."
An instructing solicitor on the case who also had not previously read it picked up a copy and uncovered "too many striking similarities" between the girl's statement and the novel. In all, the team discovered 17 examples that "appeared to have been lifted from the book," per a more technical description of the case. McCulloch analyzed the passages and the girl's interview as part of her cross-examination preparations. On the trial's third day, the girl took the stand, and McCulloch began "gently." Just seven minutes later—during which McCulloch brought up those striking similarities—"we were finished." The girl admitted she had made up the allegations to teach her "strict" father a lesson. The prosecutor re-examined the girl and she confirmed that it had all been a lie. An immediate acquittal followed.
Fathers don't let your daughters read 50 Shades....
  

15 comments:

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Fifty Shades is soft S&M bondage porn for bored unfulfilled sad women.

Lem said...

The 50 Shades that almost got him sent up the river, also saved his sorry ass.

Leland said...

I let my daughters read it/watch it; they were unimpressed. Its on sale on Vudu, and nobody in my family is interested. This includes the daughter who, at the right age and time, was interested in Twilight. Alas, they are all grown and have plenty of respect for themselves and others.

Sixty Grit said...

Solicitors and barristers - who gives a flip about stories from England?

Lem said...

It could easily happen here.

Trooper York said...

Wasn't this a plot line on Season Three of "Downton Abbey?"

Trooper York said...

The Duke slipped Lady Edith his crumpet one night. That was why she is so fucked up. I mean they didn't come out and say it but that was definitely the subtext.

Julie Pascal said...

How old was the girl? Even a teenager I'd say... our relationship is over. That is screwed up.

Trooper York said...

Lady Mary loved to get diddled by the Butler with a candlestick in the library.

That was why they were so close.

edutcher said...

Saw the movie.

If that's Mommy porn, sounds like a lot of American women are in dire need of a nightly round of rode hard, put up wet after a long day of taking care of the kids on all days ending in Y.

Trooper York said...

Old Lady Crawley loved to get felched by the butler.

That was the only thing that moved the stick in her ass.

rcocean said...

"Even a teenager I'd say... our relationship is over. That is screwed up."

Sorry, even if she was 10, the relationship is over. She's either mentally ill, or a complete c**t.

Either way, the father should never see her again unless visiting an institution for the mentally ill or in the company of 2 neutral witnesses.

Trooper York said...

And Cora Crawley was the worst. She was always sticking penns in her vagina and lamenting what might have been.

Sydney said...

What can you do with a child who does that kind of thing to you? Do you remove yourself from the entire family, or can you have her put up for adoption/foster care? Even if you forgive her, how can you ever trust her again?

Trooper York said...

Send her to live with Woody Allen?