Originally Posted by Sea Ray
Since she didn't take the stand all we can go on are opening statements (which by definition are not facts) where her attorney said it was due to her being sexually abused as a kid. She learned to lie and make things up. She also had huge fears imbedded in her from that abuse making her afraid to come forward
But the defense never offered one shred of proof she was abused by her father. I'm no legal expert, but it seems to me, when it comes to the opening arguments
, neither side should be able to throw out positions (theories) unless they intend to present evidence in the trial to support that supposition. And IMO the defense never intended to do so. They threw that out there just to plant that seed of "reasonable doubt" in the minds of those jurors, but again, with no evidence to back it up. That's wrong.