Gay Malibu Artist is Acquitted of Raping Daughters based on Artistic Photo (Video)

Images of Paul Rusconi and his adopted twin daughters got him arrested for rape.

The homophobia of planet earth has seeped into the crevices of human decency and killed some folks’ brain cells.  One man took a photo that some would call “suggestive” with his twin daughters and was immediately labeled a rapist and pervert.  But did his sexual preference weigh into the case against him?

Paul Rusconi is a gay Malibu artist and a single father of two adopted girls.  The toddlers were in a photo with the artist lying in a tub and his nanny and her husband interpreted it as “rape.”  The photos are controversial, but many photos in the past would be considered child porn now.

According to the Huffington Post:

“The day he was arrested, June 17, 2011, Rusconi’s two daughters were taken away from him and given to his accusers, who had convinced authorities they were the best caretakers for the twins. Rusconi was held overnight in jail and then released on $220,000 bail.”

Rusconi feels his homosexuality fueled the flames of the nanny’s claims and his distant relatives. But he was acquitted of the charges and proven innocent of the charges. He said it is finally good to be able to google his name and not have it associated with perverted actions against his twin daughters.  Rusconi was once known as photographer to the president and celebrities like Tyra Banks, Karl Lagerfeld and Mary-Kate Olsen.

Read more of the details here and watch the video below.  What do you think about the case?  Do you think adoption by gay couples and/or gay singles are okay? Or does the topic of gay adoption immediately translate to perversion for you?

-J.C. Brooks

2 thoughts on “Gay Malibu Artist is Acquitted of Raping Daughters based on Artistic Photo (Video)”

  1. Thank you for your in-depth FOLLOW-UP reporting. The story we printed is not at all inaccurate at the time of print. In fact, we excerpted items from the Huff Post article that are not our words, but words from the article used. We cannot be held responsible for UPDATES to a story. But, we appreciate your follow-up and your participation as a reader on our site and hope that you continue to visit our site. Thank you again. -JB

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