Thursday, April 14th, 2011
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Victim Testifies

The victim in the NYC cop rape case, which we've been following, testified in court today.

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jfruh (#713)

"…the woman, clad in a gray blazer and charcoal slacks…"

WTF, do all witnesses/crime victims have their clothing detailed in Times courtroom reporting? Or do we need this info because we're supposed to be figuring out whether she's a slut or not?

La Cieca (#1,110)

@jfruh I think it's just a trope of courtroom reporting, something to signify that the reporter was actually right there.

Bette Davis says in her autobiography that when she was hauled into court by Warner Brothers for violating her contract, she deliberately wore the same outfit day after day in order to keep the media focused on the facts of the case.

sunnyciegos (#551)

I am also unclear why we need to know the sexual positions involved.

MaryHaines (#3,666)

And if we do need to know how she was lying, can we at least not say she was "laying"? Twice in the first two grafs?? There are just so many things to be horrified by in this story.

laurel (#4,035)

No mention of this little tidbit from a prior NYTimes story, "Assisted by the district attorney’s office, the woman wore a recording device to confront Mr. Moreno. He repeatedly denied having sex with her, but finally told her he wore a condom after she threatened to make a scene," which punches some pretty big holes in the defenses assertion that "no sex took place."

laurel (#4,035)

@spiralbetty No mention in today's NYTimes story, I mean.

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