In late July, four dentists from California, including three brothers were charged with rape after an alleged assault of a woman at the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas. All four had their charges dropped in court on Monday after video evidence was reviewed according to KSNV Las Vegas.
Those charged were: brothers Poria, Saman and Sina Edalat and Ali Badkoobehi.
The charges included sexual assault, conspiracy to commit sexual assault, first degree kidnapping for the incident which allegedly happened in late July.
During a very brief hearing on Monday before Las Vegas Justice Court Judge Eric Goodman, prosecutors dropped all charges against the four men.
“After a review of the facts of the case, it was clear that the allegations were completely fabricated,” lawyer Robert Draskovich, who represented Badkoobehi, said in a prepared statement. “The (video) evidence confirmed the men’s innocence, and the state has cleared them of all charges.”
The woman, who remains unnamed, alleged that all four men repeatedly raped her in a room at the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas early July 28th, after having met one of the men at the Wynn bar.
“We are so grateful to the justice system for recognizing that we were the victims in this case,” the three Edalat brothers said in a statement. “We knew when the facts came out that the vicious allegations would be exposed as lies and our good names would be cleared. We want to thank our families, friends and lawyers for sticking by us through this horrific ordeal.
“At this sensitive moment in our history, we believe that [women’ should be respected and heard and believed. But as this case shows, it is also important to keep a critical eye on those willing to use the (#MeToo) movement for their own selfish motives and remember that innocent until proven guilty is one of our country’s bedrock principles.”
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