Madison Brooks’ mother’s lawyer described a leaked videotape showing the teen fighting with her suspected rapists in a car minutes before she was fatally killed by a ride-sharing vehicle as “hurtful and disgusting.”
The defense counsel provided WBRZ the video, which one suspects recorded, last week. The 29-second video, according to the lawyers, clears their clients.
Madison Brooks Death: Teen Argues With Rapists Before Dying
The footage shows Brooks, 19, sat between two males in the rear vehicle on Jan. 15, slurring her words.
Madison Brooks said: “I’m sorry that I offended you that bad,” telling the man beside her, “Get out, get out. I will Uber on my own,” before he stepped out of the car so she could exit.
The brief tape shows her calling the driver, Casen Carver, “gay” as she exits the vehicle before cutting off. Brooks was struck by a car shortly after that and pronounced dead at the hospital.
Ashley Baustert, Madison Brooks’ mother, who is being represented by Kerry Miller, told Fox News that every time the defense publishes new video footage to the public, it “cuts Baustert like a dagger” and is “hurtful and disgraceful.”
The defense unveiled a brief video in January that showed Brooks pursuing her accused assailants as they left Reggie’s club and made their way to their car in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
What The Defense Says
Attorneys for the defense claim that the video proves Madison Brooks had consensual intercourse with two of the men and was not raped.
Prosecutors have mentioned that due to Brooks’ level of intoxication, she was unable to provide consent for sexual activity.
At the time of the alleged rape, Madison Brooks’ blood alcohol concentration was 0.319%, or almost four times the legal limit, according to the authorities.
Express said the most recent footage was made public after a grand jury elevated the 17-year-accusations old’s to first-degree rape, which carries a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
Washington, who is 18 years old, has been accused of third-degree rape, which under state law refers to sexual intercourse that is considered to have occurred without the victim’s lawful consent.
Casen Carver, 18, and Everett Lee, 28, two other suspects who have been charged with principal to third-degree rape, were reportedly in the front seats of the automobile at the time of the alleged rape.
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