Quote AdrianeG: Just read this at another site and had to bring it here
This poster talked to her brother who is a laywer, about the situation.
My brother, a lawyer, has handled all matters of adult and child abuse issues. After reading this thread, I was mentioning about this rape stuff.... I told him, over cake and coffee, about the deal with Kate/Connie..His comments:
Even if someone was somewhat crazy, a psychiatric evaluation would be done and if the woman/either personality, has common sense and knows right from wrong and all that long legal stuff he was saying, it would not be considered rape and no charges could even be brought.. And he said ''if the law says not, then it is not.
C/K is a smart woman. Each one of her personalites is totally able to make decisions.
First of all - said brother/lawyer would have to be given the FACTS before making any legal pronouncements. Like, for instance YOU are going by the premise that Kate was refusing to seek further treatment - that is NOT true. Kate agreed to commit herself to Shadybrook - she just asked to go tell Sonny face-to-face what was going on. So you're wrong to say that Kate knowingly refused any further help. Connie took over before Kate could tell Sonny anything. Kate was HELPLESS at that point. Completely incapabale of consenting to a glass of iced tea, let alone sex. THAT is the very definition of rape. Johnny was fully aware of this and so, yes, he completely and knowingly took advantage of Kate's mental instability. Again, rape.
He was not backed into any corner of either/or. He could have walked out and gone to find Ewen and explained what Connie was doing. Ewen could have then intervened and Sonny wouldn't have been able to retaliate. If anything, he would have OWED Johnny for NOT taking advantage of Kate at her most vulnerable. Kate could have been committed and the situation explained to Sonny. End of conflict.
Johnny chose to go the scumbag route. He is not only hurting Kate with this, or Sonny. But Olivia - whom he really has nothing against or reason to hurt - and Carly.
His inner-dirt bag has taken over, and now he's a rapist, in spirit if not in fact.