SAN FRANCISCO — A judge has dismissed six of nine sexual assault counts faced by San Francisco attorney Robert Michael Hoffman after his lawyer played a videotape that showed Hoffman having sex with one of his three accusers. Hoffman’s lawyer, Stuart Hanlon, said Tuesday that the tape proved the woman wasn’t telling the truth when she said the sex wasn’t consensual.
Hoffman was released on bail Tuesday morning, according to Hanlon. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Bruce Chan reduced Hoffman’s bail from $3 million to $450,000 after dismissing six of the nine counts of rape, forced oral copulation, false imprisonment and sexual battery last week. Two counts of forced oral copulation and one count of sexual battery remain.
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