• January 29, 2018

    Vinoo Varghese’s Reflections on NY Times Op-Ed: “Aziz Ansari Is Guilty. Of Not Being a Mind Reader.”

    The writer of this op-ed, Bari Weiss, highlights a critical problem with the #metoo movement: “the insidious attempt by some women to criminalize awkward, gross and entitled sex takes women back to the days of smelling salts and fainting couches.” Boom. As a criminal defense attorney, I see a bigger problem with the attempt by some women like Aziz’s accuser to criminalize that which isn’t—the loss of the presumption of innocence. The presumption of innocence is a nice concept in theory, but not for those ACCUSED of a sexual assault. Then it’s you’re guilty and you should just die. In nearly 20 years of practice, I have seen too many innocent men suffer tremendous damage to their reputation, livelihood, and sanity by false accusations. And, as in this “case” against Aziz, I have seen too many accusers who have embraced the blame culture for their buyer’s remorse instead of holding themselves personally responsible for poor choices. I thought America was the land of the free, but not when you have a bad date. Here’s the link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/opinion/aziz-ansari-babe-sexual-harassment.html

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  • December 18, 2017

    Vinoo Varghese Spars With Nancy Grace and Tucker Carlson on FOX News

    Happy Holidays! 2017 is ending great for us with the media calling upon our principal, Vinoo Varghese, multiple times for his insights. Last Friday, Fox News invited Vinoo to appear on Tucker Carlson Tonight to discuss what went wrong legally after a couple with a young child discovered a hidden camera in their cabin aboard a Carnival Cruise ship. With Tucker, Vinoo vehemently described the mishandling of the crime scene by Carnival Cruise employees after the family notified them of the hidden camera.  Vinoo then informed Fox’s audience of Carnival’s potential civil and criminal liability.  You can find a link to the clip here. Earlier in the week, Nancy Grace brought Vinoo on her show to share his perspective on the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer. As a guest on Crime Online with Nancy Grace, Vinoo discussed the rejection of Brendan Dassey’s appeal and his chances of making it to the Supreme Court.  Dassey, a juvenile with a low IQ,  was featured prominently on Making a Murderer.  Vinoo and Nancy sparred over the confession that Wisconsin police extracted from Dassey. Vinoo argued that the confession of a juvenile with an IQ as low as Dassey’s was cruel and unusual and violated his constitutional rights. A couple of days before his Nancy Grace appearance, A&E’s Law and Crime Network requested Vinoo’s thoughts  on a high-profile murder case.  Vinoo provided A&E‘s viewers a clinic on how to try a criminal case. You can find a link to the A&E clip here. We wish you and your family all the best as you head into 2018.

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