She delayed seeking medical help for the supposedly painful aftermath of her ordeal for several days. "Quite bruised mentally and physically, but never been so happy to be alive, now if I'm happy simply because I'm not dead, well, some may question that. [William] Burroughs best sums my state, saying something about rotting eggs or rotting cheese, the taste is so overpoweringly delicious, and at the same time, quite nausiating so that one will eat and puke and eat and puke until collapsing from exhaustion." "As happy as ever, and with renewed enthusiasm for life," she wrote in her last note.
Conclusive physical evidence in the case was lacking.
ZZ5 testified that she did not begin to resist Jovanovic until three or more hours into their date: She said the reason she took so long to say no to his atrocities was that she felt intellectually intimidated by Jovanovic, that she initially thought his tying her up "was a joke," and that she had trouble "being assertive." "I don't now, but I did then," she said, before dissolving in tears on the stand.
This testimony by an admitted bullshitter seemed to give the defense a good chance to prove its case for consent.
It is a play on the French word zut, reflecting ZZ5's interest in French, words and phrases of which dotted her e-mail. The prosecution claimed that the cybersex victim was a naive and vulnerable young woman who was lured to her torture by a man whose e-mail was thai of a dangerous sexual sadist.
Zut is a French euphemism for shit, and her handle Could be taken to mean double shit or bullshit. The defense argued that she was an emotionally confused woman who had consented to kinky sadomasochistic sex that the two had discussed in their e-mail, and that she fabricated the charges against Jovanovic to absolve herself of guilt after she found their sexual encounter unexpectedly disturbing.
Jovanovic--espite the DAs admission that "we don't know what else this man may be guilty of" --received a far stiffer sentence than that given many murderers.
"CAN YOU TOP THIS" A strict deconstruction of the email shows it to be a post-modern courtship. Are you familiar with the rituals and invocations associated with Pan?
And her post-torture behavior also appeared inconsistent.There were no bite or burn marks, for example, to help substantiate ZZ5's story.The prosecution argued that Jovanovic was an accomplished sadist who knew how to avoid leaving marks.Otherwise they move on." Out of this often-kinky culture arose the celebrated cybersex trial, New York's first Internet-related sexual assault case.Last May, Oliver Jovanovic, a Columbia University doctoral candidate, was sentenced to 15 years to life for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman he had met and corresponded with on the Internet.