Rape Case Lawyer Says Women Are “Very Good At Lying”

By on April 25, 2017

April 25, 2017

“People can be very good at lying,” defense attorney Steve Farese said in closing arguments of a rape case filed against a Tennessee businessman. “Women can be especially good at it because they’re the weaker sex and we … and we want to protect them and not have anybody take advantage of them, at least I do.” That was Farese’s closing argument before a jury of nine women and three men, who went on to acquit Shelby County businessman Mark Giannini. The woman who accused Giannini of rape said he invited her to his house for what she thought was a job interview, and then raped and demeaned her. After the verdict was read, the woman yelled “This is not right,” and left the courtroom sobbing and screaming. Giannini is indicted on charges of raping two other women in pending cases. Assistant professor of law at the University of Memphis Demetria Frank called the comment “wholly inappropriate.” She added: “It’s kind of disgusting that we still hear comments like that at this point. It should open up a bigger conversation about the biases and the ethics of attorneys in our justice system.”

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The Memphis Commercial Appeal


  1. Bruce

    April 26, 2017 at 10:47 am

    David Lisak, which examined all 136 sexual assault reports made on a northeastern university campus over a 10-year period. For 19 of these cases, the files did not contain enough information to evaluate the outcome. Of the 117 cases that could be classified, eight—or 6.8 percent—were determined to be false complaints; that conclusion was reached when there was substantial evidence refuting the complainant’s account. But does it mean that 93 percent of the reports that could be evaluated were shown to be truthful?

    More than 40 percent of the reports evaluated in Lisak’s study (excluding the ones for which there was not enough information to classify them) did result in disciplinary or criminal charges. However, 52 percent were investigated and closed. Lisak told me that the vast majority of these complaints did not proceed due to insufficient evidence, often because the complainant had stopped cooperating with investigators.

  2. J.A.Busse esq.

    April 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Women are better at most things; Just ask one. What’s wrong with noticing.

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