Wealth, privilege and justice for women have once again collided at a courthouse in the heart of Silicon Valley, where the wife of a tech executive accused of beating her is furious at prosecutors for handing him what she considers a lenient plea deal.
And once again, it’s women who are losers.
Like “Emily Doe,” whose speech decrying Stanford student-athlete Brock Turner’s light sentence for sexual assault became a viral rallying cry against “rape culture,” Neha Rastogi’s statement about her husband’s plea deal has drawn sympathy. Supporters see her as the latest victim of a justice system that trivializes violence against women, particularly in wealthy Palo Alto.
“Her experience was completely dismissed by our justice system,” said Esther Peralez-Dieckmann, executive director of Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence.
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