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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Of Legal Defenses (and Offenses) in Rape Trials: A Deconstruction

Shared by:
Carolina S. Ruiz Austria
Senior Lecturer UP College of Law
(Religion, Gender and Sexuality - Magdalena Batch)

"Naughty," and "Notorious," were descriptive words, which reportedly figured from the side of the defense in the recently concluded hearing of the Subic rape case, where two prosecution witnesses testified and in turn, were cross-examined.

The two words, "naughty," and "notorious," were used by the defense purportedly to describe the Neptune bar (and similar places like it) because it employs "hospitality girls," and offers VIP rooms.

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