Day three of the Danny Masterson prelim: Jane Doe 3's cross-examination continues - 2021-05-20
We were struck by a comment made after yesterday's session by our friend TX Lawyer. He pointed out that it is the job of Danny Masterson's defense attorney Tom Mesereau not only to push the witnesses but also the judge.
Mesereau certainly has been doing that, and we also give him points for how well he knows the case and the evidence. As TX Lawyer also pointed out, what Mesereau is attempting to do is find fault lines in the preliminary hearing that he can exploit when he has a freer hand, at the trial itself.
Mesereau has pushed to find inconsistencies in the stories first of Jane Doe 1 and then of Christina B. (And again, we'll remind you that we are using her abbreviate court name only because she had already come forward and identified herself years ago. The others haven't, and we are stunned that news organizations are using the partial names of Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 in their stories.)