It’s hard out there for a pimp – especially in court, where an accused rapist was denied the opportunity to provide jurors with his own expert testimony on pimping.
Anthony McCord, 29, acting as his own lawyer, is expected to testify in Brooklyn Supreme Court that the woman accusing him of robbing and assaulting her was actually a prostitute who stole money from him.
McCord tried to convince a judge that jurors needed an expert – himself – to educate them about the jargon and relationships between pimps and hookers, so they could better evaluate the case.
He said he’d been a pimp since 2000.
In addition, he said, “I’ve pretty much read every book, saw every movie and heard every song relating to the subject matter.”
McCord said he had attended two national conferences on the trade and added, “I’m also a member of a quiet society of pimps.”