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Old 14 March 2019, 06:39 PM
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Bang Head Italy court overturned rape verdict citing woman's "masculine" looks

Italy's Justice Ministry has ordered a preliminary inquiry into an appeals court ruling that overturned a rape verdict in part by arguing that the woman who was attacked was too ugly to be a credible rape victim. The ruling has sparked outrage in Italy, prompting a flash mob Monday outside the Ancona court, where protesters shouted "Shame!" and held up signs saying "indignation."
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Old 15 March 2019, 03:38 PM
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Am I misunderstanding that the "too ugly" verdict was rendered by the all-female panel?

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Old 15 March 2019, 09:39 PM
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Yes, but it was the accused who said the woman was "too ugly" and not the appeals court. The court chose to accept that.
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