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Cases of sexual assault are oftencomplicated In Canada the burden of proof rests on the complainant providing proof that consent was clearly provided to the accused through verbal or behavioural actions Judgements in such casesclaiming to stem from unbiased opinions are nonetheless shaped by culture and issues of intersectionality race class and genderThis paperargues that the interpretation of facts within the R v Millar caseare culturally bound and influenced through the use of heteronormative myth-making narratives and therefore can affect the final outcomes of a case This paper will first provide a brief overview surrounding the facts of the case and provide the arguments made by both the complainant and accused Second this paper examines 1how the social workings and interpretations within the law are culturally- bound and 2how interpretations intersect with popular narratives and myth-making gender race and class assumptions intersectionalityThe case of R v Millarwas heard on June 9th 2008 through the Ontario Superior Court Justice This case surrounds the alleged sexual assault of the complainant Amy K The accused David Millar reportedly went out on that evening with his friend Steven Murphy ending up at Grace OMalleys bar The same evening the complainant Amy K and her friend Lise Ealso planned to be at Grace OMalleysRv Millar 2008 pInitially Lise Eapproachs Steven Murphy to chat and eventually Amy Kand Millar joined During the evening both parties consumed a great deal of alcohol but nothing out of the ordinary for a night out on the town After the bar closed at 200am Lise Einvited Murphy and Millar to her home to continue drinkingUpon arriving at her home the four atepizza and drank more beer Rv Millar 2008 p Approximately 20-30 minutes later Amy Kinformed Lise that she was intoxicated and going to get some rest Lise E later checks on her friend The complainantwas said to be not communicating proficientlyLise E Murphy and Millar moved to the outdoor patio The accused left
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