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Prof. Julian Ku Cited in People Magazine Story on Chances Matt Lauer Will Be Prosecuted in Russia After Rape Accusation

Julian Ku, Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law, Faculty Director of International Programs

‘Virtually Impossible’ Matt Lauer Will Be Prosecuted in Russia After Rape Accusation: Experts
Brooke Nevils claims in Ronan Farrow’s new book that Matt Lauer raped her in his hotel room at the 2014 Sochi Olympics
By Christine Pelisek and Greg Hanlon
People Magazine
Oct. 9, 2019

Julian Ku, a law professor at Hofstra University in New York state, tells PEOPLE that in general, United States prosecutors can’t punish American citizens for acts committed in other countries, even if the acts were committed against other U.S. citizens.

Some exceptions to this rule exist, like sex tourism involving minors. But Ku says, “I don’t think they would apply here.”

Read the full article on the People website.