London: Defence barrister Cathy McCulloch faced an unusual court room situation when she exposed a daughter, who used Fifty Shades of Grey to inspire false rape allegations against her father.
In a tearful confession, the daughter admitted using best selling series as an inspiration for framing her father. The allegations were eight incestuous rapes over six-year period.
McCulloch in her blog had stated that she was clueless about the book until she heard some of the phrases and terms used by the girl, which seemed to be "beyond her years." “His daughter had given a compelling interview to the police and my client had absolutely no real defence other than ‘I did not do it’,” she wrote.
The barrister's first meeting with the father saw him mentioning about a certain book his daughter took a liking to. It was about a millionaire who takes a young woman under his wing and teaches her about art.
Neither the father nor the barrister had any idea about this erotic fest of a book, until she bought the copy herself and speed read through it. The former police officer, Ms McCulloch who is now a barrister at Church Court Chambers, persuaded the judge to adjourn the case as she wanted to scrutinise the book.
Seven minutes into cross-examination, she saw the daughter confessing to have made up the claims to just teach her 'strict' father a lesson. The barrister raised the eerie similarities between the girl's claims and the book and had her admitting it was all true.
The judge acquitted the jury calling it a "unique" case in his career at the Bar and Judiciary....