Gavin Gao’s Sexual Assault Case Update: Victim Took Morning-After Pill
Entering the 12th day of trial in Gavin Gao’s (高雲翔) sexual assault case in Sydney, the latest update from the court suggests that the victim possibly took a morning-after pill. This is inconsistent with her statement that no actual intercourse had occurred on the night of the assault.
After the victim’s husband gave his statement earlier, a woman that previously worked with the victim, and another employee on the movie production team came forth to testify. According to the employee who worked on the set and who was also present during the celebratory activities after the movie completed filming, the victim and Gavin had zero interaction the entire time.
When the prosecutor asked the employee what he saw during the celebratory dinner, the employee said that he noticed the victim’s husband appeared very unhappy and that he was crying. The employee also revealed that during the dinner, the victim told him that she was sexually assaulted and had contacted the police.
Victim Took Morning After Pill
The doctor who performed an examination on the victim in March 2018 also appeared in court to testify. During the cross-examination, the doctor revealed that although the victim claimed that she was assaulted in the mouth and genitals, no evidence was found to support tears or that visible force was used in those areas. The doctor disclosed that there weren’t any injuries or unusual findings on her neck.
However, the doctor did confirm that the victim suffered some bruising and marks behind her left knee and leg area, as well as some red and purple marks on her right leg.
According to the information provided in court, it was said that the victim actually refused to have her genitals examined initially due to the fact that she was on her menstrual period at that time. Unfortunately, the doctor was not able to recall the specific reason as to why the victim refused to be examined, but noted that she seemed anxious and very unhappy.
When the lawyer of the second accused, Wang Jing (王晶), asked the doctor about the victim taking the morning-after pill, the doctor confirmed that she had asked for the pill despite the victim’s statement that there were no sexual intercourse involved. When Wang Jing’s lawyer made this point, the doctor replied, “That’s what the victim said.”
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.