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February 17, 1999 | Reuters
Angry California lawmakers wore jeans to the state Assembly floor Tuesday to express disgust over an Italian court ruling that declared rape is impossible if the victim is wearing jeans. "We stand with our Italian sisters in refusing to be taken back to the old days when women were blamed for their own rape," said Assemblywoman Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles), one of several dozen male and female officials taking part in the protest.
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February 17, 1999 | Reuters
Angry California lawmakers wore jeans to the state Assembly floor Tuesday to express disgust over an Italian court ruling that declared rape is impossible if the victim is wearing jeans. "We stand with our Italian sisters in refusing to be taken back to the old days when women were blamed for their own rape," said Assemblywoman Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles), one of several dozen male and female officials taking part in the protest.
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January 15, 1999 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Linor Abargil returned home late last year with her new Miss World crown, tears glistened on her cheeks. Tears of joy, fellow Israelis might have assumed. In fact, the tears shed by the brown-haired beauty may have been those of a hidden ordeal. In her first public statement on the matter, Abargil alleged Thursday that she was raped seven weeks before the Miss World pageant by an Israeli travel agent whose help she had sought in the Italian city of Milan.
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February 12, 1999 | From Reuters
Italian politicians and lawyers reacted angrily Thursday against an appeals court verdict that said a woman could not have been raped because she was wearing jeans. Italy's highest appeals court Wednesday overturned the rape conviction of a 45-year-old driving instructor, saying there was not enough evidence that he raped his 18-year-old student. In its ruling, the court said: "It is common knowledge . . .
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February 12, 1999 | From Reuters
Italian politicians and lawyers reacted angrily Thursday against an appeals court verdict that said a woman could not have been raped because she was wearing jeans. Italy's highest appeals court Wednesday overturned the rape conviction of a 45-year-old driving instructor, saying there was not enough evidence that he raped his 18-year-old student. In its ruling, the court said: "It is common knowledge . . .
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January 15, 1999 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Linor Abargil returned home late last year with her new Miss World crown, tears glistened on her cheeks. Tears of joy, fellow Israelis might have assumed. In fact, the tears shed by the brown-haired beauty may have been those of a hidden ordeal. In her first public statement on the matter, Abargil alleged Thursday that she was raped seven weeks before the Miss World pageant by an Israeli travel agent whose help she had sought in the Italian city of Milan.
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