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How Junk Science, Rape Myths And Gloria Allred Convicted Bill Cosby And Harvey Weinstein – Part 3

For the retrial, the State ditched its first so-called expert witness Veronique Valliere in favour of Barbara Ziv to better explain “rape myths”, ie to use her junk science voodoo to convince the jury that any behaviour by a rape complainant is consistent with her having actually been raped. According to Ziv, rape victims often maintain contact with their violators, except in cases of stranger rape.

How Junk Science, Rape Myths And Gloria Allred Convicted Bill Cosby And Harvey Weinstein – Part 2

There is though another way that delay may facilitate a false allegation, the accuser may genuinely come to believe she has been raped by rewriting a consensual but sordid sexual encounter in her tiny mind as rape. This is what happened to Rodney Anderson; his “victim” waited nearly three weeks before falsely accusing him, but text messages revealed the truth.

How Junk Science, Rape Myths And Gloria Allred Convicted Bill Cosby And Harvey Weinstein – Part 1

In February this year, former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was convicted of two counts of rape and sentenced to 23 years in prison. That conviction in a New York courtroom did not signal the end of his troubles; he was already awaiting extradition to California to be tried on similar charges when late last month, four more women came forward with rape allegations.
In 2018, veteran comedian Bill Cosby was convicted of sexually assaulting former basketball coach Andrea Constand, and is currently serving a sentence that could very likely see a man of his age dying behind bars.

Will Junk Science Convict Harvey Weinstein? (Part 2)

Of course, there are women who choose not to report being raped, for whatever reason.  A woman who is genuinely vulnerable may elect not to do so, and such women are often sought out by sexual predators. One such sexual predator was rogue Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw. He prayed on young black women on the fringe of society, but when he targeted an older woman who was driving her own car, she reported him immediately, and his goose was cooked.

Will Junk Science Convict Harvey Weinstein? (Part 1)

The first trial of disgraced former media mogul Harvey Weinstein is now well underway. The number of accusers is certainly impressive, and as people often believe there can be no smoke without fire, that quantity of smoke appears daunting for the defence. That though is an extremely superficial argument which amounts to claiming every allegation must contain at least a grain of truth. Coupled with that is the mantra “believe all women”, so if a woman tells you she is really a thousand years old, a werewolf, or was born on the planet Jupiter, the grain of truth is what?

Can Harvey Weinstein Get A Fair Trial?

American justice is very different from British justice. For one thing, it is much more open; often the police release huge tranches of material about alleged offenders and victims. It is not unusual for photographs of dead bodies, even autopsy photographs to show up relatively shortly on-line, obviously to the distress of the friends and families of victims. That could never happen in the UK where with rare exceptions such files are closed for anything up to a hundred years.

The Best Celebrity Impressions? Jay Dyer

The old impressions clip was decent but it was audio. Many of them are better now and I’ve added some new ones. Which was the best? Let me know. It includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, keanu, David Lynch, lando, nic cage, Michael Caine, terence McKenna, jones, maxine waters, mcpconaughey, Obama, b real, bill Cosby, Jordan b peterson, Christopher walken, woody allen, ben Shapiro, Quentin Tarantino.