A senior Twitter engineer and well-known advocate for women's and transgender rights has been charged with raping her wife, reports the San Francisco Examiner.
Dana McCallum, 31, was charged with five felonies on Jan 29. These include three counts of spousal rape as well as a single count of false imprisonment and one count of domestic violence, according to the San Francisco District Attorney's Office. McCallum pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on $350,000 bail. As part of her release, court documents obtained by the Examiner reveal that McCallum is required to attend AA meetings.
In a statement to the Examiner, McCallum's attorney John Runfola said the accuser's complaint is based solely on money. “I’m just disgusted that, you know, this is going on. Dana is an employee [at Twitter] and is about to come into a large amount of money. … This whole thing is about money,” said Runfola.
He added that the couple had been separated before the allegations but had continued a sexual relationship. The day before the incident occurred, McCallum served her wife divorce papers. Runfola also described the circumstance of the incident, saying that it happened in a small condo in the Mission district while four teenagers were also in the house.
According to Runfola, police files detail that the prosecution has no witnesses other than a teenager who allegedly heard "no" through a door. "No one heard 'rape' or fighting or anything," Runfola said.