John Hock’s defense attorney Bruce Blumberg filed a motion on August 26, petitioning the Maricopa County Superior Court to release Hock from jail. The motion is merely asking that Hock be released pending trial; it is not asking for the charges to be dismissed. Under Arizona law, suspects awaiting trial for sex crimes can be held in jail without bail “when the proof is evident or the presumption great.”
Readers can download the complete motion here.
The crux of Mr. Blumberg’s argument is that the video recording StickyDrama gave to Phoenix police does not depict the crime of sexual assault. At least not under Arizona law. Apparently, in the great State of Arizona, the fact that Hock “merely showed a peek of her mons vermis”—which is to say he flashed an unconscious girl’s pussy to a roomful of hundreds of strangers—is not a sexual assault. Nopers! Mr. Blumberg argues that since “no penetration of any sort” was shown on-camera, no penetration occurred off-camera either. And shame on us for presuming that when Hock dragged the unconscious girl’s inert body off-camera right after he exposed her vagina, he did anything inappropriate.
Aside from his legal arguments, Mr. Blumberg makes several outright mistakes regarding how Stickam’s live streaming service works. Those mistakes prompted StickyDrama to send the prosecution our corrections (plus a little lagniappe about Hock’s close relationship with Stickam and some of its employees) in the form of an affidavit, which has the weight of sworn testimony in court. We also included affidavits from Danielle Alexandria and Amor HIlton, both of whom had intimate relationships with Hock, and whose testimony might prove useful to one or both sides in the trial.
Because Stickam will not allow us to display their logo, and our web host will not allow us to display their messages to us regarding Hock’s warrant, we have blurred out some of the evidence in this post. We also blurred out some personal information belonging to the witnesses, out of common-sense privacy. Beyond that, the evidence below was faxed to the Maricopa County Attorney’s office late this afternoon.