Article Title:Sturm accuser denies sexuality confusion
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:30th October 2003 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:2076
Text:A 25-year-old electrician who alleges he was secretly drugged and sexually violated by Philip David Sturm yesterday denied that he consented to sex and then had doubts about his sexuality. The man was at Sturm's Coast Bar last August when Sturm introduced himself and they chatted about business. He accepted an invitation to return to Sturm's office and was excited about riding in Sturm's Porsche. It wasn't until they arrived at Sturm's office and Sturm dimmed the lights and put on music that the alleged victim had any suspicion that Sturm was after something more than just business talk. "I'm not homophobic but I thought maybe I'd let it be known at this point that I was aware of what may be happening so I asked the question if he was homosexual," said the man. The man said Sturm took offence at the question, and he decided then to keep the meeting brief. From his balcony, Sturm pointed out restaurants he had started then went inside to get some wine. The man says he went inside and saw Sturm exiting a kitchenette with two glasses of wine, and recalls Sturm placing a surgeon's scalpel on top of the fridge. After drinking the wine, he remembered the evening only in "jumps" which started with Sturm placing his hands on his shoulders and culminated in sex. "I would say I knew...what was happening but never objected. I felt uncomfortable and didn't want to be there but I can't explain to this day, as it's out of my character to be naked on the floor of some guy's office."    
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