Sex was consensual, bar owner testifies
Jack Law says that the man accusing him of rape was willing and "very passionate"
Local club manager Jack Law said a 31-year-old acquaintance was fully conscious and willing when they engaged in a night of sex at his Sierra Drive home.
Law, 59, testified yesterday in Circuit Court and denied allegations by the acquaintance, who accused Law of raping and molesting him early on March 21, 2005, after giving him a spiked drink.
"He was totally responsive, totally into it, very passionate," said Law, who is gay and well-known as the owner of Hula's Bar and Lei Stand in Waikiki.
"I kinda thought, 'This may be a potential boyfriend,'" Law said.
He said he believed the man was interested in him because they had flirted with each other many times previously.
Law said he and the man had sex in his hot tub and bedroom. "He never said to stop. He was participating as much as I was," he testified. The two parted the next day after having breakfast at Victoria Inn, agreeing not to tell anyone about their night together.
The man showed no indication that he was drugged and agreed when Law asked if he could call him again, Law said.
So when the man began distributing flyers to Law's neighbors and posting flyers at various nightclubs accusing Law of raping him, Law said not only was he embarrassed, but "the whole thing made me feel violated."
"I felt it was part of a circus," Law said. "I don't hide the fact that I'm gay, but I never would put out intimate details."
The man had testified earlier, saying he had never had sex with a man before and lost consciousness after Law gave him a drink of vodka and spring water.
Law "absolutely" denies spiking the man's drink.
"People are going to pay for what happened to me one way or the other," he had said during questioning by defense attorney Todd Eddins.
The man did not deny he and his friends had distributed the flyers, saying it was his way of dealing with what had happened to him. He said he spoke out to seek justice and to show that heterosexual men, not just women and homosexuals, can be raped.
The man, who frequented Hula's and the Wave seeking potential customers for his hair business, had given Law a ride home that morning and had asked to be invited in for a drink.