In 1997 in Rome, Italy, an 18-year-old girl went on her very first driving lesson. She was driven to an isolated street where she was then raped by her married 45-year-old driving instructor, who threatened to kill her if she told anyone. She was brave enough to press charges anyway, and the man was arrested and sentenced to jail for rape.
He appealed his sentence. The case went as far as the Italian Supreme Court, where the case was overturned, and the man was released from jail. The judge argued that “because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual sex.”