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Italian judges draw line on when pat on bottom is not sexual harassment
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The Herald - Glasgow (UK)
Author: McLean, Jim
Date: Jan 26, 2001
Start Page: 3
Abstract (Document Summary)

The Italian Supreme Court sparked widespread outrage in February, 1999, when it upheld a verdict declaring that a woman could not have been raped because she was wearing skin-tight jeans.

A Conservative group led by Alessandra Mussolini, grand-daughter of the Fascist dictator, Benito, described the ruling as "shameful" and urged MPs to take part in a "denim day" under the banner "Jeans: An alibi for rape".

Angela McCracken, who has given advice on countless cases of harassment, warned that Italian-style behaviour would not be accepted under Scottish law.

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