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I'm writing a script about a rape trial. Can the defense attorney introduce testimony that the alleged victim has a history of blacking out drunk during sex or engaging in vindictive behavior against men who dump her? IE vandalizing their cars.Thanks!
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Florida has a rape shield law. You'd be prohibited from introducing her sexual behavior with others. You could, however, introduce evidence of vindictive behavior such as vandalizing the cars of men who have dumped her.

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