Closing arguments underway in Marc Winner rape trial

CHICAGO — Closing arguments are underway Friday in the rape trial of a former tanning salon owner accused of raping multiple women.

Marc Winner, 47, took the stand on Thursday and denied having sex with his accuser, who is identified only as J.B.

The victim said she was menstruating when she was attacked and Winner removed her tampon. He said that’s impossible because as soon as he found out she was bleeding, he said, “Gross,” and went to take a shower.

Prosecutors allege Winner has raped at least nine women; he is only charged in four cases due to Illinois’ statues of limitations. This case is the first of four to be tried.