A woman who says she was raped in her home came faceto- face with her alleged attacker in court and received a warning for screaming at him.And what did she object to?
Judge John Walford warned the woman about her behaviour after the outburst, seconds after she entered the witness box at Teesside Crown Court.
The woman yelled at the accused, Keith Robertson, and shouted, “you liar, you’re a liar” towards him as she was cross-examined by his barrister yesterday.
She appeared to take exception to some of the questions from defence lawyer Brian Russell, who suggested she consented to parts of the sexual activity.Ah. Right. Still, despite the warning, she's probably achieved her objective - that of convincing the jury she's a victim...
In an interview, Mr Robertson admitted giving the woman love-bites and said they touched one another before she suddenly said: “You’ve just totally raped me.”Hmmm....
Shaun Dodds, prosecuting, said a medical examination carried out on the woman could not determine whether intercourse had taken place.So, why are the CPS proceeding with the charge?!?
Oh. Right. I forgot. When this is the alleged crime, a woman's accusation is all that is required.
Under cross-examination from Mr Russell, the woman denied concocting “an utterly ridiculous account” and being extremely drunk and unable to remember what happened.Either that's a misprint or....four litres of cider?!? I mean, does it matter whether or not she then consumed another one and a half..?
She accepted drinking more than four litres of what she described as “lethal” Frosty Jacks cider, but denied going out to buy another three-litre bottle and sharing that.
I can't help thinking that, if this man (identified, of course, though she cannot be) is acquitted, the usual suspects will want the judge boiled in oil for daring to criticise the sacred 'victim'...