A Lawyer For An Alleged Rapist Said Women Are Good At Lying Because They're The Weaker Sex

Yeah, he really said that.

Steve Farese, a lawyer defending an alleged rapist in Tennessee, told the court Thursday that women are "especially good" at lying "because they're the weaker sex."

VIDEO: Defense lawyer in rape case says 'weaker sex' is 'especially good' at lying

Farese is the defense attorney for Mark Giannini, a wealthy Tennessee businessman who is on trial after being accused of raping a woman who came to his mansion for a job interview.

During the trial, Farase maintained that Giannini was not guilty and questioned the credibility of his accuser.

In his closing argument to the jury comprising of 11 women and three men, Farese said, "People can be very good at lying. Women can be especially good at it because they're the weaker sex."

He then shrugged and said, "That's what the book says."

Farese later defended his comments, telling the Commercial Appeal, "My job is not to care if anybody gets offended. Smart people will see it for what it is."

People were outraged at Farese's comments.

Some asked the Memphis Bar Association to determine if Farese's license to practice law should be revoked.

Others called for his disbarment.

People pointed out that Farese made his sexist comments to a jury of 11 women.

This person said that talented lawyers "don't need to demean women to defend their clients."

While a few people defended Farese...

Most people were pretty pissed off with him.

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