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Lawyer Fails To Win Over Public Support With This Absurd Argument

A man on trial for rape might have done himself a disservice by choosing a sexist lawyer. The attorney told the jury during his closing arguments that women, being the 'weaker sex', have learned to compensate by becoming good liars.

Steve Farese says it's his job 'to care if anybody gets offended', and that's good for him considering he has outraged many people during a recent aggravated rape trial.

"People can be very good at lying," Farese told the jury. "Women can be especially good at it because they're the weaker sex and we ... and we want to protect them and not have anybody take advantage of them at least I do."

Farese's old-fashioned ideas about 'the weaker sex' did not escape the notice of people on social media. Many are complaining and calling for the Memphis Bar Association to revoke his license to practice law.

"Talented attys don't need to demean women to defend their clients," wrote a Twitter user.

"What a despicable thing to say. Steve Farese - you are a disgusting person," wrote another.

Farese was defending Mark Giannini, a wealthy Tennessee businessman who was accused of raping a woman who went to his house to interview for a job. Giannini admits he had sex with the woman but claims it was consensual. The woman, a Waffle House waitress and single mother of four, claims the sex was forced and that the businessman humiliated her.

Farese accused the woman of dressing up like an 'Amish person' when she took the stand and crying 'on cue'. He argues that the woman is looking for money.

Ultimately, the jury found Giannini 'not guilty' of aggravated rape and acquitted him on all counts. Whether the case against his client could be proven or not, there is simply no excuse for the sexist comments the lawyer made in his closing arguments.

"His comments don't make logical sense," commented Meaghan Ybos, executive director of the People for the Enforcement of Rape Laws, after the case. "And while he has a duty to represent his client, that doesn't make his comments less pathetic. "

Source: Mail Online
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