We're back and ready for our next case.
Let's welcome it out with the following anonymous quote.
"Some people are like microwaves,
they heat you up, but never get things cookin'."
Please bring out the litigants.
I don't like being checked out.
All it takes is a little look for me to want to bang them.
The fact that I like checking out men
doesn't mean I want one on top of me.
-Good afternoon and welcome. -Good afternoon, ma'am.
Junior, you're suing Berenice...
-I'm suing her for $10,000. -$10,000?
I rent a room at her house.
-You rent a room at her place? -Exactly.
Okay? What happened?
No one will listen to me and I'm in a world of trouble.
I came from Cuba nine months ago.
I came on a boat through Mexico.
Because I had no family here,
I was being sent to either Pennsylvania or Philadelphia.
A friend of mine helped me find a job in construction
and a place to live.
He called me and gave me her number.
She was renting a room at her place.
I called her and went to see it.
She looked like a decent person.
The house and the room were very spacious.
A couple days later, she started acting weird.
Always looking at me, walking half naked around the house.
Wearing short skirts, no bra.
I tried not looking too much into it.
I thought it was normal.
People in Cuba always told me women here were not easy.
I'd spend the whole day working,
and she'd start checking me out the moment I got home.
She'd leave her door open at all times.
I always locked mine.
I walked in on her in the bathroom two times.
Our house has two bathrooms.
She sleeps in the master bedroom and has her own,
but she said it was broken.
I use the other one.
I'd either walk in on her on the bathroom,
or I'd find out that the door had been unlocked
after a shower.
More than once I saw her checking me out
through the crack on the door.
One day, my girlfriend came to visit.
My room has two little windows.
And she was spying on us.
While you were there with your girlfriend?
So I let her watch and started giving her a show
to see what she was going to do.
She didn't move. It's not like I care anyway.
I thought she wanted some.
One day I got home late from work
and found a phone in the bathroom,
hidden in the hamper, recording.
When I told her about it, she got really nervous.
Again, I let her be.
-I don't care if... -She was recording you too?
On top of checking you out, she was recording you.
Exactly. She's crazy.
You talk to her and she looks like this decent woman,
but she's crazy.
It's not my problem you're a rapist.
One day I got home late from work,
and the moment I walked in the bathroom to take a shower,
I saw her trying to crack open one of the windows.
I turned on the faucet and walked out in a towel.
She had been teasing me for way too long
with those short shorts and no bra.
I thought to myself, "Today's the day."
So I walked out with a loaded cannon.
I saw her up there and went for it.
I grabbed her and started kissing her.
She started yelling, but I thought she was into it.
He covered my mouth to stop me from screaming.
He wouldn't let me scream.
I thought she was acting for the video
and that was part of her process.
The moment I realized she was crying, I let her go.
And out of nowhere, the cops arrived.
They caught me and wouldn't let me talk.
They didn't speak Spanish, so there was nothing I could do.
I was arrested right there.
And the towel was long gone, huh?
They let me keep it, but they arrested me anyway.
In conclusion, I'm in big trouble now.
I was arrested and now I can't apply for my residency.
I don't know what to do after this whole mess.
What's that on your podium? Bring it here.
It's the interview appointment letter from Immigration.
Did a lawyer represent you?
Yeah, a public defender.
I have no money. I'm broke.
I just got here from Cuba and I work in construction.
He gets here and all he wants is to scratch his belly.
-Go back to your podium. -You have no shame.
You're the crazy one here, you rapist.
You were charged with lewd, lascivious conduct.
I didn't do anything. I barely touched her.
-Indecent exposure... -You want more?
He basically raped me.
The problem is that now I'm the crazy one.
-No one will listen to me. -Because you're a psycho.
I was told I had to declare myself guilty.
And you did?
Of course. I'm new here.
It was the only way they'd let me go.
Why would you declare yourself guilty
for something that could've easily been seen
as a misunderstanding?
Never declare yourself guilty if you're not.
She's such a tease.
Anyone else in my shoes would've made a pass months ago.
That's why I'm telling you what happened
lends itself to misunderstandings.
You shouldn't have declared yourself guilty when...
But I don't know anything about this country.
Not even the language.
That whole thing's in English.
You should learn, though. Number one.
Number two, everyone here speaks Spanish.
Miami's the worst city to learn English in.
-Everyone here speaks Spanish. -Well, the cops didn't.
They pushed me head first into that truck and that was that.
Alright, then. Let's see what happens.
Berenice, how do you respond?
-Good afternoon, ma'am. -Good afternoon.
Here's the thing. I never...
People might think I'm crazy.
"She likes to watch,
but the moment he pounced she backed out."
'Cause you're a tease.
I know this whole situation could be misread, but...
That's not the case. Let me explain.
I had a happy childhood.
I lived with both my parents, who never got divorced.
I'm an only child.
I came to this country when I was just a little girl.
We ended up living in New York City.
I never had any boyfriends or anything.
I don't know why, really. It just never happened.
I was never raped, either.
She's eager to make up for lost time.
Hold up! Don't speak for her.
So I was living in New York City
and the apartments are all really close together.
You can see your neighbors all the time.
I understand that.
I used to live in front of a hunky, handsome man.
Just my type.
He'd always take off his clothes near the window
and I'd always stare at him.
I started crushing on him and looking at him more often.
I didn't want anything to do with him.
I'd just look.
That went on for two years.
It got to the point where he started looking at me
whenever I undressed near the window.
We had a thing going on without even knowing it.
I tried looking for him one day, but he wasn't there.
Then I noticed someone was knocking at the door.
It was him!
He came over
and practically forced me to have sex with him.
He figured since I was always looking at him...
That led him to come over and practically rape me.
I didn't do anything because I was a single woman...
He probably thought that's what you wanted, though.
You'd undress in front of him, too.
Have you ever seen a psychologist?
They might be able to tell you what this is.
I've never met with a psychologist
because I don't...
I'm no psychologist, but I'm a rational adult,
and it seems to me you're a voyeur of sorts.
You like watching, but not participating.
The issue is, people tend to think you're leading them on.
Let me explain, ma'am.
I've always found men disgusting.
I've never wanted to be with a man
because I'm afraid of STDs and stuff.
I've never wanted to have sex with a man.
I was a virgin back then.
I lost my virginity in the worst way possible.
So you've never entered into an intimate relationship
with another man since?
But you do like looking.
I like looking... but not touching.
And you feel arousal.
Yes, I masturbate.
I feel aroused watching them,
but I don't like being touched.
You were watching him, though.
I was watching him, of course.
You liked him.
I caught her staring at me a ton of times!
I had holes set up in the walls before he moved in.
Who brought a witness?
-I did. witness.ntiff's
Men react differently than women do
whenever they feel observed.
Crazy fat bitch.
You're the fat one.
-Good afternoon. -Good afternoon, ma'am.
-What's your name? -Nataly.
Who are you, Nataly?
I'm Junior's ex-girlfriend.
We broke up because of this fat psycho.
You're the fat one.
At first, I thought Junior was the one after her.
After a while, though, I realized she was the one...
Ma'am, I refuse to have some lunatic
watch my boyfriend and me have sex!
She's invading my privacy.
I was only looking at him.
Not you, sweetie.
You're not much to look at.
You've only been with one guy before.
You're a tease and a flirt.
At least I'm honest with myself.
You don't even know how to move.
I started looking into the situation
and found out that there are women voyeurs.
I started looking up things online
and found a video this crazy bitch uploaded.
Yes, on her social media accounts.
Let's watch the video.
<i> Oh, yummy...</i>
<i> What a man.</i>
<i> He's driving me crazy.</i>
That's supposed to be private!
He's so hot. Look at him move.
Bring out the defendant's witness, please.
And bring out our experts as well.
That is, Dr. Geysha Menendez and Attorney Angel Leal.
Good afternoon, ma'am. What's your name?
Good afternoon, ma'am. My name is Marta.
I'm Berenice's friend and neighbor.
How long have you been neighbors for?
She's the one who called the cops on me.
How long have you been neighbors?
She arrived from New York about a year ago.
She's my friend.
I'm sorry, but I had to witness what happened to her.
It was painful and awful
watching this man trying to rape her.
He tried to penetrate her, but I saved her from being raped.
Did you know of her weaknesses?
We both agree that men are handsome and nice to look at.
We only look, though.
We want nothing to do with them.
The majority of men...
You perverted old hag!
The majority of men just want to have sex.
We can't look at them
because they expect sex in return.
That's not how it works, ma'am.
Alright. Very well.
Dr. Menendez, we've only talked about male voyeurs.
Are there many cases of women voyeurs?
Not nearly as many as men.
Do you think he reacted reasonably?
Well, I understand why he came to interpret the situation
as a sexually open one.
He caught multiple instances of her behavior
and interpreted that as sexual attraction.
He probably assumed she was too shy to come on to him.
He thought she wanted him to make the first move.
He assumed she didn't want to come on to him first,
so he took it upon himself to pounce on her.
That's actually an aspect of voyeurism.
She also acts in rather obvious ways
probably in order to be seen.
What's going to happen to this man's immigration status?
His case could be denied on discretionary terms
and he be further subjected to Immigration court
unless he manages to acquire his residency first.
I think it's important
that he try to annul his previous guilty plea.
His main means of defense
would be to point out her voyeuristic tendencies.
She should've also been accused.
Voyeurism is illegal in Florida.
It's my house, though!
You rented out a room.
Just because it's your house
that doesn't mean you can rob your tenants of all privacy.
You've got it all wrong.
I rule in his favor.
Had you taken the bull by the horns
and admitted to your own wrongdoings,
you could've cleared up the situation to the police
and this never would've happened.
If the situation hadn't blown up to this point,
he wouldn't be in this predicament.
He needs $10,000 now.
You never took responsibility for your own actions and vices.
Now you have to face the consequences.
I rule in your favor.
It's final. Case closed.
Be kind, be careful, and get educated,
give respect to earn respect, and may God help us.
See you next time.
Thanks for watching!
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