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Weingarten Gets Family to Say Mom, Not He, Abused Daughter

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Well, the Israel Weingarten trial, in which he is accused of molesting his daughter over the years, just got more disgusting. The Daily News reports that, after the self-representing rabbi spent days cross-examining the accusing daughter, Weingarten has brought his other daughters to the stand to testify that it was actually their mother who abused the girl. Weingarten also wanted to get his 13-year-old son on the stand to testify similarly; his adult son Yoineson had previously testified that the old man had “terrorized” him into saying on tape that he’d had sex with his sister. The judge declined to hear the 13-year-old’s testimony. Photo (cc) nolene.