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The “controversial positions” are: he supported mandatory HIV testing – in a time of much more severe stigma – and mandatory names-based reporting of positive results to government health departments. 
Do you think Cy Vance’s office had a sense this story – of intimidating a woman in the course of a sexual assault investigation – was about to drop this week when they held a press conference to stump for trafficking legislation he can’t even enforce?
According to this report, investigators from @ManhattanDA office questioned/intimidated Battilana (who accused Weinstein of sexual assault) asking if she was a sex worker... 
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