An attorney representing “War Machine” a.k.a.Jonathan Koppenhaver, in his trial for kicking the living shit out of his girlfriend, adult actress, Christy Mack (a.k.a. Christine Mackinday) raised an interesting line of defense.
He reportedly argued that you can’t rape a porn actress, because, she’s a porn actress.
In court on Monday, defense attorney Brandon Sua said that Mackinday’s career in adult films constituted consent and that her job instilled in her “the desire, the preference, the acceptability towards a particular form of sex activities that were outside of the norm.”
The sexual assaults Mackinday charges Koppenhaver with, said Sua, were a consensual part of their relationship. He argued that Mackinday had alleged sexual assaults in the past by Koppenhaver, but then dropped the charges rather than face a trial.
District Judge Elissa Cadish told Sua that she failed to see how a person’s choice of profession could determine their constant and ongoing consent to sex.
“I don’t see how any of those activities that she did in adult movies would ever show her consent to the acts with the defendant that he’s charged with,” she said. “I’m not seeing that connection.” (source)
At this upcoming Male Feminist of the Year Award banquet, I’m not exactly a dark horse for the trophy. In fact, I’m sure that I wouldn’t be allowed within a 1 mile radius of the place.
But Jesus Hello Kitty Christ on a Rocket Powered Toboggan! Did he really make that fucking argument? Yeah… seems like he did. But, I sort of get it… if he can establish that kooky shit was part of their normal sex lives, yeah, maybe.
But that doesn’t get me to where it was ok to beat the living shit out of her.
You see, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do as a defense attorney. And sometimes, you gotta tell your client “that’s the dumbest fucking idea I’ve ever heard.” I’m just presuming that the client came up with that one, because I can’t think of an argument more likely to turn a judge or a jury off to you.
Apparently War Machine also blew a kiss at the prosecutor. That I can sorta understand. He’s clearly fucked, so why not go out with attitude.
Although, it sounds like he managed to piss off Judge Cadish. (source) That’s not particularly easy to do. She has what we lawyers call “good judicial temperament.” But, I would not wish to find myself on her bad side.