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'Huge win' for sex assault victims, says oppotunistic drunken California slut democrat woman
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Himler
2018-10-20 22:35:58 UTC
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SAN FRANCISCO – Years before the #MeToo movement, Yee Xiong embarked on a
quest for justice after she says she was sexually assaulted at a college
party.

What followed was a tumultuous legal battle that included two trials
ending in hung juries, followed by her attacker taking a plea deal for
felony assault, then turning around and accusing her of defamation. That
lawsuit, in which he objected to Facebook posts calling him a rapist, was
quickly dismissed.

But Xiong was determined to hold him accountable. She filed a civil suit
against him that resulted last week with a jury finding her attacker Lang
Her liable for sexual battery and awarding her $152,400.

That was the full amount of damages she sought for medical expenses and
pain and suffering, her lawyer said Friday.

"This case was not about money. It was about vindication for Yee. And, she
was absolutely vindicated by the jury's verdict," said Justin
Giovannettone, a lawyer with Sacramento-based Orrick, Herrington &
Sutcliffe, which took on her case for free.

Xiong said she is relieved the case is over and now has a sense of
hopefulness.

"I think this is a case that is a huge win for survivors around the
world," Xiong, who is now 26 and lives in Davis, California, said in a
telephone interview. She hopes it sends "a very powerful and positive
message to the world that people will be held accountable for their
actions, no matter how long it takes."

An attorney for Her did not immediately respond to a phone message Friday
seeking comment.

Xiong was a 20-year-old student at the University of California, Davis,
when she went to an off-campus party on July 9, 2012, and drank too much,
according to court documents. She woke up in a bed early the next morning
with her arms pinned at her sides to find him having intercourse with her.

They knew each other before the party. Both were students at UC Davis and
part of the tightknit Hmong community at the school. Their families also
knew each other. California has the highest population of Hmong, a
Southeast Asian ethnic minority, in the United States.

She reported the assault to police the next day. A rape-kit evaluation
found his semen. Her, now 26, was charged with one count of rape of an
intoxicated person. He testified that he believed Xiong wanted to have sex
with him, and his attorneys questioned why Xiong stayed the rest of the
night in the apartment if she had been raped.

The case was tried twice in 2015 and 2016, and both times a jury
deadlocked.

Prosecutors were ready to try the case a third time when Her took a plea
deal that included a year of jail time and five years of probation. He
also had to register as a sex offender.

He is still on probation and served six months of the 1-year sentence,
said Giovannettone.

Xiong thought the plea deal was the end. But on the day of Her's
sentencing in July 2016, he served Xiong with a $4 million defamation
suit, saying that she and her three siblings colluded to alienate him from
their Hmong community by calling him a rapist on Facebook.

A court dismissed the defamation suit in October 2016, but Xiong decided
to fight back with a civil suit.

"Even though he took the plea deal he was not going to accept
responsibility," she said. "He was trying to use the legal system to
harass me, so I wanted to fight back in the same way."

A 4-day trial in Yolo County Superior Court ended Oct. 12 with a unanimous
verdict in her favor.

Xiong credits the #MeToo movement with having shined a light on how
victims of sexual assault react to attacks, which she thinks may have
informed the latest jury.

"In the other two trials, some of the jurors did not understand why I
allowed him to drop me in my apartment (after the attack) and let him take
me to campus," she said. "I think people understand now, you do what you
need to, to survive."

https://www.foxnews.com/us/huge-win-for-sex-assault-victims-says-
california-victim
Nomen Nescio
2018-10-21 04:19:40 UTC
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Post by Himler
SAN FRANCISCO – Years before the #MeToo movement, Yee Xiong embarked on a
quest for justice after she says she was sexually assaulted at a college
party.
What followed was a tumultuous legal battle that included two trials
ending in hung juries, followed by her attacker taking a plea deal for
felony assault, then turning around and accusing her of defamation. That
lawsuit, in which he objected to Facebook posts calling him a rapist, was
quickly dismissed.
But Xiong was determined to hold him accountable. She filed a civil suit
against him that resulted last week with a jury finding her attacker Lang
Her liable for sexual battery and awarding her $152,400.
That was the full amount of damages she sought for medical expenses and
pain and suffering, her lawyer said Friday.
"This case was not about money. It was about vindication for Yee. And, she
was absolutely vindicated by the jury's verdict," said Justin
Giovannettone, a lawyer with Sacramento-based Orrick, Herrington &
Sutcliffe, which took on her case for free.
Xiong said she is relieved the case is over and now has a sense of
hopefulness.
"I think this is a case that is a huge win for survivors around the
world," Xiong, who is now 26 and lives in Davis, California, said in a
telephone interview. She hopes it sends "a very powerful and positive
message to the world that people will be held accountable for their
actions, no matter how long it takes."
An attorney for Her did not immediately respond to a phone message Friday
seeking comment.
Xiong was a 20-year-old student at the University of California, Davis,
when she went to an off-campus party on July 9, 2012, and drank too much,
according to court documents. She woke up in a bed early the next morning
with her arms pinned at her sides to find him having intercourse with her.
They knew each other before the party. Both were students at UC Davis and
part of the tightknit Hmong community at the school. Their families also
knew each other. California has the highest population of Hmong, a
Southeast Asian ethnic minority, in the United States.
She reported the assault to police the next day. A rape-kit evaluation
found his semen. Her, now 26, was charged with one count of rape of an
intoxicated person. He testified that he believed Xiong wanted to have sex
with him, and his attorneys questioned why Xiong stayed the rest of the
night in the apartment if she had been raped.
The case was tried twice in 2015 and 2016, and both times a jury
deadlocked.
Prosecutors were ready to try the case a third time when Her took a plea
deal that included a year of jail time and five years of probation. He
also had to register as a sex offender.
He is still on probation and served six months of the 1-year sentence,
said Giovannettone.
Xiong thought the plea deal was the end. But on the day of Her's
sentencing in July 2016, he served Xiong with a $4 million defamation
suit, saying that she and her three siblings colluded to alienate him from
their Hmong community by calling him a rapist on Facebook.
A court dismissed the defamation suit in October 2016, but Xiong decided
to fight back with a civil suit.
"Even though he took the plea deal he was not going to accept
responsibility," she said. "He was trying to use the legal system to
harass me, so I wanted to fight back in the same way."
A 4-day trial in Yolo County Superior Court ended Oct. 12 with a unanimous
verdict in her favor.
Xiong credits the #MeToo movement with having shined a light on how
victims of sexual assault react to attacks, which she thinks may have
informed the latest jury.
"In the other two trials, some of the jurors did not understand why I
allowed him to drop me in my apartment (after the attack) and let him take
me to campus," she said. "I think people understand now, you do what you
need to, to survive."
https://www.foxnews.com/us/huge-win-for-sex-assault-victims-says-
california-victim
"she went to an off-campus party on July 9, 2012, and drank too
much"

Another poor me bullshit liberal feminist not my fault story.

Another drunken whore avoids responsibility.

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