We will continue with trial testimony.
As I mentioned in the last post I will not be using any names from the transcript excerpts except for our son’s. Today the young woman is being cross examined by Drew’s defense attorney. We begin with him referencing the two of them meeting at Barnes & Noble.
Q: And then you invite him to come to your apartment.
A: I did.
Q: At that time you knew that he had an interest in you.
Q: You told the court you popped popcorn and then you both laid down on the carpet.
A: He was on the couch at first, but then we eventually laid on the blue blanket that I laid out.
Q: And then ultimately both of you moved to the couch at some point in time.
A: I sat in front of the couch.
Q: He was massaging you?
A: Shoulders and feet.
Q: So a foot massage, shoulders. While you were there, do you show him some of your modeling work?
A: I didn’t have anything. I was moving.
Q: You were moving, so you didn’t show him those things?
Q: I think you told the court that you did send him these photos.
A: At some point. Not that day.
Q: But before that you certainly sent him some.
A: We exchanged photos.
**This was the testimony she gave at trial in January 2014. But, this is what is stated in the September 2012 police report: – “Drew was visiting her while she was packing. As she had previously done on numerous occasions with her friends, she began to show Drew her modeling photos with the intent of getting his feedback.”
You might be wondering why Drew’s defense attorney didn’t present the conflict between the woman’s trial statement and her prior statement in the police report. In Virginia, Commonwealth’s attorneys can withhold police reports until after the trial. It was only made available to Drew, and his attorney in a Presentence Report AFTER he was found guilty. To me that’s like buckling up after the car crash. Better yet, being allowed to install seat belts after the crash. The pursuit seems to be for the Commonwealth’s advantage, not justice. Frank Green of the Richmond Times-Dispatch presented this ‘Unparalleled Power’ in his recent article titled – ACLU: Commonwealth’s attorneys too powerful; more candidates needed
Continuing with Drew’s defense attorney asking questions of the young woman during the trial:
Q: Did you send to Drew a comment to him that you were a BDSM sub?
A: I am a sub, yes. We did discuss it.
Q: You agree you discussed with Drew and told him about being a sub, submissive?
A: I did.
Q: Are you familiar with a circumstance called OK Cupid?
Q: The top page there I’ve highlighted, are those responses that you make on Cupid?
A: They are.
Q: Can you read for the judge what the question is and what your answer was?
A: Yes. Is your ideal sex rough or gentle. I answered, I enjoy both equally.
Q: And the next?
A: It asked if I like biting and I said, Yes. It asked if I was attracted to dangerous situations. I said, yes.
Q: When you met with him at Barnes & Noble the second time, did you make a recommendation as to a book he should get?
A: One of my favorite books. I think he asked me.
Q: What was your recommendation?
A: The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty.
Q: Would you look at that. Is that the book we’re making reference to?
Q: Is there a receipt in it?
Q: Can you tell what date is on the receipt?
A: It was purchased July 7, 2012.
Q: That’s a book of erotica, correct?
A: It’s written by Anne Rice, yes.
Q: Did it occur to you given what you’re saying has occurred in March, you’re now meeting with him to fully discuss this, recommending to him – –
Here is the plot summary of the book the young woman recommended as good reading material for a young man she claims sexually assaulted her months before.