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15 December 2023
Trials and rapes
The questions asked in the courtroom to the alleged victim of sexual violence by Ciro Grillo and his companions are very reminiscent of the tone of the defence lawyers in the famous 1979 'Rape Trial'. The formidable harangue of Tina Lagostena Bassi, plaintiff's lawyer in that case, explains why these interrogation methods were - and remain - unacceptable. Let's listen to it again
It is worth re-reading and possibly re-listening to -the award-winning film Rape Trial, 1979*, you can see it again here in its entirety- the formidable harangue of lawyer Tina Lagostena Bassi, plaintiff's counsel in defence of a young woman raped by four men who had lured her to a villa in Nettuno under the pretext of a job offer. The trial ended with a conviction but the defendants received conditional release. It is worth listening to that harangue again because in the words [...]
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25 April 2021
Grillo and his mother in Rape Trial: same words, absolute difference
The shocking effect of Processo per stupro (Rape trial), a 1979 film made by six RAI programmers, filmmakers and directors (Loredana Rotondo, Rony Daopulo, Paola De Martis, Annabella Miscuglio, Maria Grazia Belmonti, Anna Carini) was perhaps only comparable to the earthquake produced by the Franca Viola case, a Sicilian girl who in 1966 had refused a reparatory marriage with her rapist after the fujitina to which she had been forced. Male violence dramatically in the spotlight. Of Trial by Rape in which, as the lawyer said [...]
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