Jury rules in favor of defendant in sex slave abuse trial

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A federal jury in Chicago has ruled in favor of a man whose ex-wife accused him of forcing her to be a sex slave during their brief three-month long marriage in 2005. sex

Kimberley O’Brien, 52, filed a civil lawsuit seven years ago against businessman Kevin Anderson, 57, accusing him of abusing her on their honeymoon, making her walk around their homes naked and in heels, sleep on the floor next to their bed at night and address him as “master.”

O’Brien also said he forced her to have an abortion before he would marry her.

Anderson denies all of the accusations.

He said O’Brien hid her abortion from him, telling him she suffered a miscarriage.

In closing arguments Thursday, O’Brien’s attorneys said Anderson had manipulated his vulnerable wife for years, building her up and tearing her down until she was so emotionally scarred he was able to inflict his sick sexual fantasies on her at his whim.

The nine-day trial ended Thursday after the jury deliberated 4 and half hours.  Jurors sided with Anderson and refused to award O’Brien any monetary damages.

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