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Crime DA Says Couple Accused of Drugging and Raping Up to 1,000 Women Did No Such Thing—Ex-DA Made it Up

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  1. TidWell Banned Banned

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    A California prosecutor is dropping all charges against a doctor and his girlfriend, alleging that his predecessor “manufactured” allegations that the couple drugged and sexually assaulted up to 1,000 women.

    The stunning turn of events comes a year and a half after the case against Grant Robicheaux, an orthopedic surgeon who appeared on the TV show The Online Dating Rituals of the American Male, and substitute teacher Cerissa Riley exploded into the headlines.

    At the time, Orange County’s then-district attorney, Tony Rackauckas, claimed the pair lured women to their Newport Beach home, knocked them unconscious, and raped them.

    At a press conference in September 2018, he said investigators had seized “hundreds” of incriminating videos from the couple’s phones. Asked whether the number could be as a high as a thousand, Rackauckas said, “I think so.”

    A few months later, though, Rackauckas was out of office, replaced by current DA Todd Spitzer, who eventually ordered a review of the evidence. He says he was appalled by what he found.

    “The prior District Attorney and his chief of staff manufactured this case and repeatedly misstated the evidence to lead the public and vulnerable women to believe that these two individuals plied up to 1,000 women with drugs and alcohol in order to sexually assault them—and videotape the assaults,” Spitzer said in a blistering statement.

    “As a result of the complete case review I ordered beginning in July, we now know that there was not a single video or photograph depicting an unconscious or incapacitated woman being sexually assaulted.”

    Rackauckas has not responded to his former rival’s allegations. But Robicheaux’s attorney praised the reversal.

    “I don’t want to be overly dramatic or hyperbolic, but the mere filing of this case has destroyed irreparably two lives,” defense lawyer Philip Cohen told reporters.

    “He has become persona non grata with an entire city, an entire state—and I don’t want to be exaggerating—but probably an entire country.”

    Robicheaux, 39, and Riley, 32, insisted from the start that all their liaisons were consensual. They were swingers, their attorneys argued, and the so-called victims were willing participants.

    They claimed Rackauckas inflated the allegations, hoping that media attention would buoy his re-election effort. And last June, unsealed transcripts of a deposition showed the ex-prosecutor thought the publicity would help him.

    Spitzer said that’s when he assembled a team to re-evaluate the case. “A team of prosecutors with a combined 175 years of experience determined there is no provable evidence that Robicheaux and Riley committed any sexual offense,” he said in a press release.

    The charges that will be dropped include kidnapping and rape; Robicheaux and Riley would have faced up to life in prison if convicted.

    At least some of the women who accused Robicheaux and Riley maintain they were assaulted.

    Michael Fell, an attorney for one of them, told the Los Angeles Times the decision is a betrayal of his client.

    “For somebody to report, for them to go through what she had to go through with the police, for the district attorney’s office to file criminal charges, for her to have to be patient the last two years while the case is being prosecuted, only for it to be dropped—she’s going to be devastated,” Fell said.
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/da-says-couple-accused-drugging-025144677.html

    Reality Show Surgeon Accused of Raping Several Women with His Girlfriend to Have Case Dismissed

    "Todd Spitzer ordered a complete reevaluation of the case after Rackauckas admitted during a sworn deposition in June 2019 “that he had used the case to garner media attention to help his re-election campaign.”

    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/reality-show-surgeon-accused-raping-010449732.html
     
  2. blaseblah Titanium Belt

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    there are multiple victims still willing to testify how can they just drop the case?
     
  3. Seraldo Babalu Green Belt

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  4. Protectandserve Red Belt

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    Rackauckas tainted that case so badly from the start. The fact that he then later admitted that he felt it would get lots of publicity and probably help his re election absolutely sinks it.
     
  5. cincymma79 Gold Belt

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    Easy
    People lie
    At best or worst depending on your view they can just not be able to provide anything useful as evidence
     
  6. Lord_Impaler Brown Belt

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    The police got caught fabricating evidence to railroad them and lied about it publicly, it probably doesn’t even matter if they’re guilty at this point, the state isn’t winning that case.
     
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    This is the kind of story the oc weekly would have loved. They hated Rackauckas.
     
  8. All feminists just evaporated.
     
  9. Stoic1 Weapons are my religion

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    1000 was a crazy number.

    I mean 3x per week for a year is still 156 per year. That's like 7x years of part time raping.

    That's more play than a Sherdogger.

    Impossible.
     
  10. TidWell Banned Banned

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    Maybe the Ex DA told them to play victim?
     
  11. AnGrYcRoW I've done .... questionable things .

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    What is the political affiliation of the two prosecutors ?


    Need to know that so I know how outraged I should be
     
  12. AnGrYcRoW I've done .... questionable things .

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    In seriousness I hope the aggrieved couple sue the former prosecutor .
     
  13. blaseblah Titanium Belt

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    Multiple victims willing to testify is more than enough to build a convincing case. If it wasn't there would be no reason to go after Weinstein.
     
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    He had a long run as a career politician 20years and earning high six figure salary, I heard he was making anywhere from 210 to 400 thousand a year. can't stand these career politicians we need to set term limits already they do shit like this and then fake out rage hoping locals will reelect them.
     
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    Rackauckas is a Mexican Lithuanian, and a Republican, the new prosecutor Spitzer is White and is also Republican.

    Both Republican.
     
  16. blaseblah Titanium Belt

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    So potentially thousands of people got screwed out of Justice due to this asshole. This guy needs to be charged for his crime. Firing him isn't enough.
     
  17. AnGrYcRoW I've done .... questionable things .

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    I was joking , that doesn't change how messed up this all sounds .
     
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    It's laughable.

    "Hey, guys, we went through all the subject's sex videos and there wasn't a single one that depicted rape of an unconscious female. The man and his accomplice are innocent. Case closed."

    It's DA's Office 101: If a rape wasn't documented on film it simply didn't happen. No matter how many victims come forward testifying otherwise. :rolleyes:
     
  19. Ophydian Silver Belt

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    I really wanted this story to be true.
     
  20. cincymma79 Gold Belt

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    So I get four people to say you fuck goats and you go away for goat ducking
     

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