“People can be very good at lying. Women can be especially good at it because they’re the weaker sex and we… want to protect them and not have anybody take advantage of them,” defense attorney Steve Farese told the court on Thursday during closing arguments, following a three-day trial.
“There’s always a reason behind a lie,” he added.
“These sorts of ideas and myths about rape are precisely what makes it hard for a woman to come forward and report a rape in the first place,” Fatima Goss Graves, president-elect of the National Women’s Law Center, told The Huffington Post in an interview.
— Local 24 News (@LocalMemphis) April 21, 2017