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  • The people call Samuel J. Bowden!

  • Do you swear to tell the truth and nothing but the truth?

  • -Somebody's got to man the boat. -Did you swear?

  • -I'll do it. -Sit, Danielle.

  • Don't make light of your civic duty. You're the jury.

  • All right, I swear to tell the truth. What do you want to know?

  • Was a prior sexual history ever prepared in connection with my defense?

  • It's...

  • I'm sorry, Your Honor. That was argumentative.

  • An investigator did prepare a prior sexual history on the alleged victim...

  • ...true?

  • I can ask leading questions, Your Honor. He is a hostile witness.

  • Would you care to tell the court what the gist was of this report?

  • It was fourteen years ago. I can't remember that.

  • How can he answer when you're hitting him?

  • Because he's perjuring himself. He knows damn well what it said.

  • -Don't you? -It said that she was promiscuous.

  • It said she had three different lovers in one month.

  • At least three! And did you show this report to the D.A.?

  • I found it when I started representing myself six years into my sentence!

  • But there it was in the court file.

  • Back in '77, you buried it, Counselor.

  • Would you care to tell the jury why?

  • Would you care to tell the court why?

  • Because I know he brutally raped her and he beat her.

  • Talk to me! I'm standing here!

  • Just because she was promiscuous doesn't justify you raping her!

  • You bragged that you beat two prior aggravated rapes. You were a menace!

  • You were my lawyer!

  • That report could have saved me fourteen years.

  • -You're probably right. -You self-righteous fuck!

  • I'm Virgil and I'm guiding you through the gates of Hell.

  • We are now in the 9th circle, the circle of traitors.

  • Traitors to country, traitors to fellow man...

  • ...traitors to God!

  • You, sir, are charged with betraying the principles of all three!

  • Can you please quote for me the A.B.A.'s...

  • ...Rules of Professional Conduct, Canon 7?

  • "A lawyer should represent his client..."

  • "Should zealously represent his client within the bounds of the law."

  • And I find you guilty, Counselor...

  • ...guilty of betraying your fellow man...

  • ...guilty of betraying your country...

  • ...guilty of abrogating your oath...

  • ...guilty of judging me and selling me out!

  • And with the power vested in me by the kingdom of God...

  • ...I sentence you to the 9th circle of Hell!

  • Now you will learn about loss...

  • ...loss of freedom, loss of humanity.

  • Now you and I will truly be the same, Counselor.

The people call Samuel J. Bowden!

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