Darren Sharper Defense Goes The Slut Shaming Route

According to TMZ, it seems we've now reached the stage of the Darren Sharper proceedings in which we talk about the accusers' panties.

In a filing today, Sharper's legal team raised several qualms about the prosecution's case. Here are the "five points" raised, per TMZ:

  1. The Miami P.D. has closed that particular case without pressing charges.
  2. The rape kits from the two L.A. accusers contained semen from two other men, not Sharper, though from the wording it also contained Sharper's.
  3. The lead detective from the Arizona case was wrong about Sharper's semen being found on an accuser's leggings.
  4. One accuser had "rough" sex with a man the next day, and Sharper's attorney, Blair Berk, the woman who "makes stars' legal scrapes disappear," says that her conversations describing the incident "sounded nothing like rape."
  5. One witness for the New Orleans prosecution is under investigation for similar allegations of drugging women, and was allegedly at the scene with the accuser at the time when Sharper supposedly spiked her drink.

So Miami P.D. has closed the case. Not very different from the other 82 to 86 percent of sexual assault charges that are never prosecuted. This is in fact notable, though it doesn't erase the oddity of the report being nearly identical to the others. The original report in the Miami case came shortly after Sharper's initial arrest, and the alleged incident occurred Sept. 27, 2013. The case was acknowledged at the time to be probably the weakest of the many that were outstanding against Sharper, but aligned with the details in the other open cases.

In points 2 and 4, the defense imagines women who have sex, and possibly even enjoy it, as impossible to rape.

The last point is curious, in that it suggests that a man who is under investigation for a serious crime—he was supposedly caught on videotape drugging another woman—would want to place himself at the scene of a similar felony.

Sharper remains in custody in Los Angeles.

[TMZ]