Richard Pithouse: ‘Buyer’s remorse’ magistrate centre of another complaint

A controversial magistrate under investigation after suggesting a rape complainant had “buyer’s remorse” is again the subject of a grievance lodged with the judicial watchdog after a lawyer was trolled online.

Mr Pithouse made headlines last year after revelations about his comments in VOCAT, including the suggestion Penny had “put herself in that position” and the phrase: “you can’t profit from your own malfeasance”.

Penny’s lawyer had argued she had been unable to consent to sex because she was intoxicated.

In Penny’s case, the prosecution decided there was not enough evidence, but she was given the option to go to the victims’ tribunal instead.

Penny said her experience at VOCAT had left her “broken”.

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