Story here. (It includes a video but IMHO, it doesn’t add much to the story) A former chief investigator in the Oklahoma City medical examiner’s office is being charged with sexual battery for grabbing the breast of a male employee and making jokes and sending sexually oriented emails. There is no indication thus far that any of it was a come on from the supervisor. His attorney is calling it horseplay.
Should the fact that this was male on male be any sort of mitigating factor in guilt/innocence determination or sentencing? The AG of Oklahoma says no. The accused’s attorney does offer this little gem:
Uh, maybe you shouldn’t do that. As for this case, I would expect a woman to feel assaulted if I grabbed her breast. A man? I don’t know. If it happened to me (I’m a guy) I’d think it was kind of weird but I know I wouldn’t consider it to be any kind of assault, sexual or otherwise. I’ll be surprised if the accused gets convicted.