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In the Stuttgart New Year’s “Tatort: Videobeweis” (criminal activity scene), every little thing focused on the inquiry of whether the workplace sex in between a manager and also his worker, recorded by a security electronic camera, was “consensual”. What approaches exist to clarify this?
The “Tatort” followers, maybe still attracted from the New Year’s Eve celebration, might not have actually been impressed: karaoke, alcohol, dark light – and also essentially evident temptation video games at a Christmas event in a Stuttgart insurer. The Swabian threat calculators actually allow it go.
This is what the New Year’s “Tatort” from Stuttgart is everything about
That the one in charge rips off on the worker – yes, that need to occur. In the mentally fragile situation of Commissioners Lannert (Richy Müller) and also Bootz (Felix Klare), nonetheless, it was an inquiry of whether the sex in between employer and also worker was consensual or otherwise. He states: yes. She states no. Thanks to the video clip recording of a security electronic camera, the – actually – male private investigators had the ability to carry out security researches in a countless loophole. Was that amazing to view? And what approaches can be utilized to discover whether sex was consensual – if testament stands versus testament?
Actuarial mathematician Idris Demir (Ulas Kilic) exists dead in the entrance hall the early morning after his firm’s Christmas event, dropped from a terrific elevation. The last event visitors that could have seen something are Idris’ associate Kim Tramell (Ursina Lardi) and also the joint employer, Oliver Jansen (Oliver Wnuk). The affection in between Kim and also Oliver must never ever appear, since the one in charge is wed and also a young dad. During the examination, the co-sleepers discovered that their sex was recorded by a security electronic camera. The later on murder sufferer was clearly additionally close by.
While the one in charge promises that his meet the worker was friendly, the seasoned Kim paints a various image: her employer required her right into affection, and also ultimately she just granted stop even worse points from taking place. On the presidium, Lannert and also Bootz view the “sex video” over and also over once again to translate the personalities in the movie …
“Crime scene: video evidence”: Exciting criminal activity thriller?
The inquiry: what is “consensual sex” and also the methods through which one need to examine such opposing declarations as in the movie. What is constantly an intricate inquiry that is challenging to make clear in numerous rape procedures is in addition butted in the “crime scene” by the reality that the sex-related act was videotaped by a rough security electronic camera.
This indicates that the “crime scene: video evidence” can be contributed to among one of the most amazing thriller sub-genres in movie background: those strips in which a too much assessment of a scene caught on a picture, tape or movie is meant to discover what actually occurred. In the outright standard of this style, Michelangelo Antonioni’s “Blow Up” from 1966, a professional photographer thinks that he unintentionally caught a murder in the pictures he created. In 1966 and also in 2022 the inquiry is: Are the onlookers misinterpreted? And: How can photos exist?
When is sex forbidden in the work environment?
Basically, according to German labor regulation, neither Sex between colleagues is forbidden, nor that between boss and employees. Some companies and institutions have “internal regulations” on this point. Legally, these are usually not tenable, because love relationships fall under the free development of personality and are protected by the German constitution. Sex with the boss is allowed as long as it is “consensual” and “does not affect those who are under protection”.
The latter point becomes particularly tricky when trainees or interns are involved in the relationship. Legal practitioners and psychotherapists recommend that the senior partner should inform the human resources department about such a relationship. The term “consensual sex” is also difficult to arrest.
Why is the term “consensual sex” so difficult?
Actually, it shouldn’t be that difficult to determine what consensual sex is – at least if there is no testimony against testimony as in the “crime scene”. So if two adult and equally sane people have consented to sex, the matter should be legally okay. But there are exceptions: partners who are in a one-sided dependency relationship to one another (e.g. boss / employee) – the film addresses this – actually have to be viewed differently.
Incidentally, this also applies to sex in marriage or cohabitation, as a British study from 2013 helps to understand: According to the study reported by ukmedix.com, two out of three women, but only one in ten men, use sex for reward purposes. That means: women have sex with their male partners much more often because they believe that they cannot say “no” at this point than the other way around.
ARD crime series: How does the Stuttgart “Tatort” continue?
The next episode with Commissioners Lammert and Bootz will only be shown after the summer break in 2022. It is called “Tatort: The Murderer in Me” and comes from the pen of the experienced filmmaker Niki Stein (“Rommel”), who is responsible for both the script and the direction: Ben Dellien was inattentive for a moment, runs over a cyclist – and just keep going. He tries to cover up the traces. Will the Stuttgart commissioners track him down anyway? Nicholas Reinke, Tatiana Nekrasov and Christina Hecke are the film’s guest stars. (ch)