Emotional women drivers seem to get off speeding tickets easier compared to men because they cry, celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman has claimed.
Women drivers score with tears
Freeman, renowned for representing former English cricketer Andrew Flintoff, motoring 'personality' Jeremy Clarkson and Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and known as 'Mr Loophole', insists that women benefit from being “complex, emotional, hormonal and different” when they appear in court.
Women were more likely to turn on the water works to use the defence of “emotionally distracted”, the London Daily Mail reported.
In an interview with The Lady magazine, the lawyer in an attempt to not offend anyone told feminists: “Any feminists may now want to look away but, in my experience, women can be far more emotional than men when it comes to dealing with a stressful situation.
“And when it comes to a defence, they can be an unwitting beneficiary of that emotional state."
At least 50% of his clients were women though, in the case of drink-driving charges, the figure was around 55%, the Mail reported.
“The statute itself is, if you like, gender neutral, but in reality it’s much easier to find loopholes for female clients than for men. It’s the same law for all but there’s greater scope for using it for women because of the way they are made.
“By that I mean complex: emotional, hormonal and, well, different.”
Once a female suspect is at a police station she may be crying so hard that she misunderstands the statutory warning given.
Freeman explained: “If you’re crying that badly, you won’t understand what’s going on and that affords a defence. Bring on an expert in court who says that when people cry they are emotionally distracted and you’re on strong ground.
“Emotions manifest themselves in many different ways and part of being a loophole lawyer means being tuned in to the way people react.”