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Lawyer for Accused Columbia Professor Compares Incest to Homosexuality, Calls Daughter ‘Accomplice,’ Not ‘Victim’

Posted on | December 18, 2010 | 81 Comments

Asked by ABC News to comment on a proposal in Switzerland to decriminalize incest:

Epstein’s lawyer, Matthew Galluzzo, said that charges against his client were still “only allegations” that have not been proven.
“Academically, we are obviously all morally opposed to incest and rightfully so,” he told “At the same time, there is an argument to be made in the Swiss case to let go what goes on privately in bedrooms.”
“It’s OK for homosexuals to do whatever they want in their own home,” he said. “How is this so different? We have to figure out why some behavior is tolerated and some is not.”
But he questioned why, if the alleged incest was consensual, why Epstein’s daughter had been treated by prosecutors as “somehow a victim here, when she can be best described as an accomplice.”

Moral relativism is easier if your relatives are immoral.

Alie Mystal at Above the Law finds herself arguing with (a) Epstein’s lawyer, (b) “homophobes,” and (c) unnamed commenters whom she accuses of indulging “sick fantasies”:

Of course, incest is not reasonable. It’s not close to reasonable. The fact that so many people want to make it into something that sounds reasonable says a lot more about the sick fantasies of these guys and their subtle hatred of gays than it does about the legal justifications for incest. . . .
It really doesn’t matter if your twisted little minds can conceive of a “supermodel hot” daughter seducing her father while he is just sitting there trying to watch SportsCenter.

Whatever happened to “Thou shalt not”?

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