EADS, TN -(WMC) - The attorneys for an accomplished Mid-South businessman, who's charged with a sex crime, says he was set up
Mark Giannini now has two mugshots: one taken Tuesday after an arrest on drug and weapons possession charges, for which he bonded out on, and one taken Wednesday when he was charged with aggravated rape.
Giannini has hired the so-called dream team Steve Farese and Leslie Ballin to defend him.
The successful business man is accused of luring a 26-year-old woman to his Eads estate with the promise of a cleaning job. According to the affidavit of complaint, he made her a drink that tasted like an orange push-up. When she told him she was ready to go home, he replied, "No, you're not."
Investigators say he then sexually assaulted her for the next three hours.The woman was taken to Baptist East where nurses noticed she was foaming at the mouth, according to the report.
"We think the facts will show the he is innocent, that he wasn't the one who called her. She called him to come get her," Farese said. "There's another witness who took her home and this certainly looks like a staged event."
After the Duke Lacrosse team false accusations, I think it's wise to reserve judgement on this....