Katsav was convicted because of the onerous laws now protecting alleged victims. There was no evidence for the accusations against him. As you mature you will realise that some women chase men with money and power. A percentage of these women are angry when they are spurned. Add to that the fact that a false allegation, turning consensual sex into a rape, will award them NIS 100,000 is motive enough. Katsav fought for his innocence instead of taking the easy way out and taking a deal. I regard him as a man of heroic qualities but the justice system is biased against men in rape cases.
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