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Alleged Rapist: It Wasn’t Rape Because I’m Too ‘Good Looking’

Darriuos Mathis (pictured above), charged with kidnapping, robbing, and raping a Woman in Atlanta, is using a very different legal defense, arguing that the sex was consensual because he’s so good looking. Perhaps the craziest part about Mathis’ defense is that it’s worked once before when his last trial ended with a hung jury as one juror voted not to convict him.

Mathis’ accuser testified earlier this week, saying that he stopped her outside of a pharmacy, kidnapped her at gunpoint, forced her to take money out of numerous ATMs, and later sexually assaulted her. The victim told the court that “He had told me to get in the car and I actually begged him to take my car. I had pushed my wallet that was in my hand and my keys toward him and I was like ‘Please take my car. You can take my cards and everything.”

Mathis’ attorney offers an alternate description of the night, asserting that the victim was “taken with Mathis’ good looks” and personality and wanted to buy drugs from him. “He walked up to her with a bottle of Vicodin and said, ‘Wanna buy some pills?’ She said, ‘Sure, get in. We’ll go to the ATM.’”

Mathis’ attorney argues that it also couldn’t be rape because the victim gave him her phone number. The victim says it was because she was scared, saying she just wanted to keep the assailant calm. “In my mind I figured that was the best way, instead of panicking and trying to get hurt,” she said.

The case is being re-tried after the first trial ended with a hung jury. Eleven jurors had voted to convict Mathis but one juror believed the accused was not guilty. Mathis faces assault, kidnapping, weapons, and carjacking charges.

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  • Joseph Davis

    I think that this man is a special kind of stupid.