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THE JUDICIAL BENCH STANDS STRONG – ‘Believe the victim’ has no place in courts

Ontario Superior Court Justice Anne Molloy said she could not rely on the complainant’s testimony, which she found inconsistent, implausible at times and contradicted by – on the key issue of her capacity to consent – video recordings and a toxicologist. “Although the slogan ‘Believe the victim’ has become popularized of late, it has no place in a criminal trial,”
Justice Anne Molloy, who presided over the case, said in her ruling that the rising movement to ‘believe the victim’ has no place in the courts

Source: ‘Believe the victim’ has no place in courts, judge says in sexual assault ruling

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