Hear Judge Kathryn A. Brock Exclude Evidence That Clears Me Of Rape Charges.
First, you can hear me ask the plaintiff if she said under oath in deposition that I raped her during the marriage.
The plaintiff answered yes.
I asked: Did you testify in deposition when the rapes occurred?
Plaintiff responds: St. Patrick's Day of 2001 but can't remember the other dates.
I show the plaintiff the deposition testimony and we establish that she alleged rapes from 1997 to 1999.
Then I ask the plaintiff to look at B1 which is a 10 page Dear John letter the plaintiff had written me. In the letter she goes on and on about all the reasons she is leaving me. Everything has to do with disagreements over how the children are raised. Never once in the letter are any of the alleged rapes mentioned.
Next you hear that the judge refused to allow this letter into evidence.
I ask the plaintiff if this is a letter explaining why she is leaving me.
The plaintiff says it's a journal.
I note that it say's "Dear John" right at the top.
Next we establish that the letter was written after the date she alleged the rapes had taken place.
Next we establish that there are no gaps in the letter and that the letter is complete.
Next I ask the plaintiff to tell the court all the different reasons in the letter that the plaintiff is leaving me.
The judge wants to know why this is important and then she figures it out for herself that there is nothing in this 10 page letter that mentions rape.
Next you hear the judge ask the plaintiff if there is anything in the latter that mentions rape.
The plaintiff admits that there is no mention of rape in this 10 page Dear John letter written after the rapes were alleged to have occurred.
The judge then directs me to move on.
Judges like Judge Brock are a big reason why so many women abuse domestic violence law for advantage in divorce proceedings.