Just when you think things can't get any more awful:
Shipton, suspended Assistant Police Commissioner Clint Rickards and former Rotorua police officer Bob Schollum were defence witnesses in the 1994 trial of a policeman charged with raping Nicholas as a teenager [she was 13] in Murupara. After three trials - the first two were aborted - he was acquitted.What?
The trio attacked Nicholas' credibility by testifying she had had group sex with them in 1985 and 1986, allegations which later formed the basis of her high-profile rape complaint.
How does the fact that an 18 year old has consensual group sex (which wasn't consensual) prove that she wasn't raped when she was 13?
What is wrong with our rape shield laws?
How can this be evidence when the number of women these men have raped is considered irrelevant?