Trust Me, I'm an Expert: Pimping

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    Trust Me, I'm an Expert: Pimping

    1 Comments by Legal Help Published on 11-24-2011 03:41 AM
    As I have begun to chronicle in my ongoing "Trust Me, I'm an Expert" series of posts, courts have not hesitated to deem people experts in fields such as "smell" and "lap dancing." On the other hand, at least one court has declined to name someone an expert in the field of "shit." Today I have discovered one more area of expertise where the courts just don't want to go: Pimping. In Brooklyn Supreme Court, Anthony McCord is presently defending himself on charges of rape and robbery. The New York Daily News reports that prosecutors allege that the victim was a prostitute who worked for McCord, and that the incident occurred after she "freelanced," i.e., sold sex without giving him any of the money. McCord, however, believes the jury needs to better understand the pimp-prostitute relationship. According to The New York Post, McCord says the March 2010 beating was "part of the pimp-prostitute relationship and the sex was consensual." And McCord thinks that he is just the man to explain this dynamic to the jury, since he considers himself an expert in the field of pimping for several reasons: He has been a pimp since 2000; He has read "pretty...

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    This may set a precedent, having a long term effect of creating unionized prostitution.


 

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