The justification for the bill was this 2011 case:
First, Crystal Harris was sexually assaulted by her husband — and now she’s being attacked once again by a California court.The wife was married for 12 years, living with her husband, and suddenly claims a sexual assault? This sounds fishy to me. Calling this rape does a disservice to genuine rape victims.
Because of a bizarre legal loophole, Harris, 39, was ordered to pay $1,000 a month in spousal support to her now-ex, Shawn Harris.
“As soon as he gets out of prison for raping me, I have to start writing him checks! What a thing to choke on!” Harris told The Post in her first extended interview.
Shawn Harris, 41, was convicted on Jan. 24 of forced oral copulation, attacking his wife in 2008 while their children listened to her cries from an upstairs bedroom.
Harris was also ordered by San Diego Superior Court Judge Gregory Pollack to cough up $47,000 to repay the money Shawn Harris spent on divorce lawyers to win the alimony.
Wieckowski was right to oppose the bill, because it gives a huge incentive for false claims.
Wieckowski is a leftist Democrat and also sponsored a California bill to let illegal immigrants serve on juries.