An updated version of the twinkie defense.

When the suspect in a criminal case uses the accusation that a close friend or relative violated them or fondled them as part of their defense, typically as a way to avoid taking responsibility for what they did. Most notably used in the Casey Anthony and Diane Downs cases, in which young mothers who killed their children accused their fathers of touching them inappropriately (even though this was irrelevant to the cases at hand and most likely completely false, as both women are pathological liars).
The intent of the molestation defense is to pander to the sympathy of jurors and media, to distract from the point of the case, and to escape taking responsibility.
Most of the time, the molestation defense is a cheap defense and a way for the suspect to excuse their crime; most victims of rape or incest do not kill, rape, steal, or commit other crimes, which should make anybody following a serious criminal case very wary about such accusations.

Casey Anthony, for one, has proven herself a sociopath by how willing that she is to accuse her father of a serious offense to save her own arse; this from the same woman who partied and whored it up in the month before her daughter was found.
by Lorelili August 03, 2011

Free Daily Email

Type your email address below to get our free Urban Word of the Day every morning!

Emails are sent from daily@urbandictionary.com. We'll never spam you.

×