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They didn't have to prove in was not consensual


when he raped the younger sister--it was statutory rape--so all she had to do was report it and he would have gone right to jail. Killing him was only for the purpose of revenge, not justice.

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when he raped the younger sister--it was statutory rape--so all she had to do was report it and he would have gone right to jail. Killing him was only for the purpose of revenge, not justice.


True. I think the best way for Chris to get off the charge would be for her to plead temporary insanity, or some variation of that. She would certainly have the jury's sympathy.

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Tho was the 80s so laws were different then. Rape was treated quite unfairly, which I part of the point of this movie. We assume that he could have been convicted of statutory rape but that's if there were laws and if the prosecution decided to prosecute, which they likely didn't do. He could have just said that her sister liked him and wanted to sleep with him, which we can now assume isn't true. However, then, people's ideals of rape was very different, especially in the fashion world.

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I think she had lost all confidence in the justice system at that point.
Also, the fact that he assaulted her and then did it to her little sister was just too much for her to handle.

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chances are, the defense would have said that the younger sister was as much a slut as her older sister.

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