Judicial Commission rules on ‘buyer’s remorse’ Magistrate Pithouse

A magistrate who suggested a rape victim had “buyer’s remorse” acted with bias and reinforced outdated stereotypes about sex crimes, a major investigation has concluded.

In a separate incident, Mr Pithouse was found to make victim-blaming comments to another woman who was at the centre of a domestic violence matter.

Well, it’s her right to get beaten up if she wants to, I suppose’’
– Magistrate Richard Pithouse, speaking about a victim of domestic violence during a bail application

Source: Judicial Commission rules on ‘buyer’s remorse’ Magistrate Pithouse

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