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Lawyer Tells Rape Trial Jury Women Are 'Good' At Lying, The Reason Is Sending People Over The Edge

A defense attorney in Tennessee is facing a firestorm after telling a jury in a rape trial that women are “especially good” at lying “because they're the weaker sex”.

The lawyer, Steve Farese, made the blatantly sexist remarks during closing arguments in the trial of Mark Giannini, a wealthy man accused of raping a woman who came to his home for a job interview, based on local media sources.

Farese argued in court that that the sex was consensual and has been chipping away at the woman's credibility throughout the trial.

“People can be very good at lying. 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,” Farese said. 

It didn’t take long for the Twittersphere to fill up with tweets expressing their outrage over Farese's comments. 

One poster called for the Memphis Bar Association to investigate Farese to try and have his legal license revoked.

In the closing arguments at the trial, Farese started with a PowerPoint slide that showed: “Saying it does not make it so.”
He pointed out that it is much easier to be a victim than a suspect, and also mentioned a lawsuit the woman filed where she's seeking $6 million.  

“She's totally unbelievable,” Farese told the jury, then implored them to “follow the money.”

Farese claimed that the victim was crying “on cue” and that she was dressed up like an “Amish person” at the trial.

He continued to ask the rhetorical question: “Am I calling (her) a bad name because she was engaged in the oldest profession in the book out of desperation? No…”

According to Memphis Area Women's Council executive director Deborah Clubb, Farese's comments were nothing less than “absolutely despicable”. 

In an interview with a Memphis newspaper, Farese claimed his job “is not to care if anybody gets offended” and “smart people will see it for what it is.”

Source: Mail Online
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