The attorney representing the family of Louisiana State University sophomore Madison Brooks condemned a new video of the dead student in the back of a car with her alleged rapists.
The video shows the girl from the Alpha Phi sorority slurring her words and arguing with the four accused rapists at 3 a.m. in East Baton Rouge, moments before she was allegedly raped, on the side of the road was thrown and later run over by another car.
The 29-second clip, released by the suspects’ lawyers, includes a brief moment when Brooks, 19, hurled insults at the men and called the driver “gay.”
Kerry Miller, who represents Brooks’ mother, shared the story Fox news the video was “hurtful and embarrassing”, adding that any clip released by the defense “cuts like a knife” into the deceased student’s family.
Newly released video shows drunk Louisiana State University student Madison Brooks slurring her words and apologizing to four men in a car moments before she was allegedly raped, run over and killed on Jan. 15 in East Baton Rouge
(LR) Casen Carver, 18, Kaivon Washington, 18, and Everett Lee, 28, were arrested along with Desmond Carter, 17 (not pictured) on rape charges
Last month, another video was released to the media showing Brooks running out of Reggie’s bar in Baton Rouge to join the four suspects accused of raping her: Kaivon Washington, 18; Casen Carver, 18, Everett Lee, 28; and Desmond Carter, 17.
Miller called on the defense for continuing to release videos the night of Brooks death to the media, describing it as a desperate attempt to control the story.
Defending your clients is one thing. It’s another thing to cover the case in the media,” Miller said. “It shows a certain amount of desperation.”
Kerry Miller (above), a lawyer for Brook’s mother, condemned the new video as ‘hurtful and embarrassing’
In the segment of the new video that aired on TV earlier this week, Brooks can be seen in the back of the car, surrounded by the men as she argued with them and appeared to exit the vehicle.
“I’m sorry I offended you,” she said to the driver, Carver.
She then double-tongued, “Go away.” Out. I’ll call an Uber myself.”
Defense attorney Ron Haley claims the full 29-second clip includes the moment Brooks called Carver “gay” for allegedly not wanting to get intimate with her.
“Implying he’s not straight because he doesn’t want to engage in certain activities with her,” Haley explained to WBRZ 2, which aired the clip.
“It doesn’t put anyone in the best light, but again, not being shown in the best light is not rape.”
Haley states that the video shows that, while Brooks was drunk, she was able to consent.
Neither Miller nor Haley immediately responded to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
Madison Brooks (left) seen behind the bar at Reggie’s with two sorority sisters. She had been drinking at the bar before she was allegedly raped and fatally hit by a car
Other footage released by defense attorneys shows the moment Brooks ran after the group of men the night she died
Brooks died after being hit by a shared car at 3 a.m. on January 15, when she was dropped off by the four men.
Two Good Samaritans reportedly stopped to perform CPR on the second-year LSU student after the collision.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office says they were escorted by first responders on the phone in the pouring rain after Brooks was hit by the car.
They confirmed she died of “multiple traumatic injuries” when she was hit by a car after allegedly being raped.
Carter, whose identity was previously withheld because he is a minor, was charged with first-degree rape and faces life without parole.
He was also charged with third-degree rape, which in Louisiana involves sex without the victim’s legal consent.
Washington, Carver and Lee were also charged with third-degree rape.
Photos show Washington partying with friends and posing for the camera, while another shows him topless and holding an inflatable alien
Brooks, 19, was found by Good Samaritans who reportedly stopped to resuscitate her
Her sorority Alpha Phi confirmed that she donated her kidneys and heart
Legal documents viewed by DailyMail.com reveal that Madi had 0.319 g percent alcohol in her system — so high that toxicologists said she may have been suffering from alcohol poisoning or loss of consciousness.
Surveillance footage around Reggie’s bar, where the group met, shows Madi drunk and stumbling, according to police documents.
The Louisiana ATC has confirmed that they have suspended Reggie’s license due to the “seriousness of the allegations and potential threat to public safety.”
A lawyer for the bar, Kris Perrett, confirmed in a statement that they are “fully cooperating with authorities.”