Article Title:Drugs made "slave" of Sturm complainant
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or Credit:GayNZ.com News Staff
Published on:1st November 2003 - 12:00 pm
Published by:GayNZ.com
Story ID:2082
Text:Another alleged victim of Auckland restaurateur Philip David Sturm told the High Court in Auckland on Wednesday that he did not consent to sex with Sturm, although he willingly took quantities of speed and ecstasy. The man says Sturm picked him up on the side of the road between 3 and 4am on November 22 last year in his Porsche. Sturm said he thought the man was a friend, but the man was impressed by the car and asked for a lift. Sturm asked the man back to his office for a beer, which he agreed to. At the office, Sturm offered some speed, which the man says he accepted because he had not tried it before. Ecstasy was also consumed. The man says when he felt the sudden effect of the drugs, he started “freaking out”. He says they argued about the drugs and he wanted to leave, but Sturm massaged his shoulders and told him to relax. "As I started relaxing I started to feel good, started to feel happy. As that started to happen I lost it and gradually it was like I became a slave to him," he said. Sexual acts were performed at Sturm's office, and then back at Sturm's home, where the man says he was sexually violated over a glass table. He says he did everything Sturm told him, but did not want to.    
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