Nova Scotia Judge Rules Woman Wasn't Raped by Taxi Driver Because ‘Clearly, a Drunk Can Consent’

A Halifax judge has sparked outrage across Nova Scotia after ruling that a taxi driver—found by police in the backseat of his cab with an unconscious woman who was naked from the breasts down—could not be charged with rape because there’s no way of determining whether or not the victim, highly intoxicated at the time,


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'Profoundly Saddened' Roman Polanski Will No Longer Preside Over the César Awards Following Uproar

French-Polish film director Roman Polanski—who pled guilty to the statutory rape of a drugged 13-year-old girl in 1977, then fled the United States after learning that the judge in the case, Laurence J. Rittenband, planned to reject his plea bargain (he is still wanted in the U.S. on charges of rape)—has stepped down


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