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PostSubject: The rape discount.   Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:20 pm

http://news.yahoo.com/victim-ordered-pay-attacker-spousal-support-201444230.html

Victim Ordered to Pay Attacker Spousal Support

She was forced to have sex with him, and now she's being forced to pay his bills.

Crystal Harris of Carlsbad, Calif., had been financially supporting her unemployed, abusive husband Shawn Harris for years. But after he sexually assaulted her in 2008, she took him to court.

The jury heard a damning audiotape of the attack secretly recorded by Crystal Harris, and her husband was convicted of forced oral copulation.

Even so, in 2010, the year their divorce became finalized, he requested spousal support. The judge awarded him $1,000 a month, and also asked Crystal Harris to pay $47,000 of her ex-husband's legal fees from the divorce proceedings.

"It stunned me and I think it's shocking," said San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, who is fighting to close a loophole in the law that allows judges to exercise this kind of judicial discretion. "It's a priority for our office."

Harris, who turned 39 Thursday, makes between $110,000 and $120,000 a year as a financial analyst, and says she has been supporting her husband -- a former car salesman -- ever since their first son was born in 2002.

Under normal circumstances, Harris would have been required to pay $3,000 a month in spousal support after the divorce, but because of the domestic violence she endured, the judge said he would lower that amount to $1,000.

"I call that the rape discount," Harris said.

She appealed the judge's ruling, pointing out that her ex-husband will have no expenses while he's in jail.

The judge agreed, but when Shawn Harris, 40, is released from Donovan State Prison in 2014, he's entitled to ask for spousal support again. And California law entitles him to have it.




Truly Fracked up. Truly.


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PostSubject: Re: The rape discount.   Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:59 pm

HMMMM she makes far more then he does. He beats her and she get a 2000 dollar discount. I say she made off fairly well. After all if a woman beats the man he ends up paying her anyway.

Now saying that the man should be in jail the money should go to into a trust fund for the kids if they have any.
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PostSubject: Re: The rape discount.   Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:41 pm

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