rape shield law
- A rule that restricts or prevents the introduction of information about the previous sexual behavior of an alleged victim of sexual assault
- Under the rape shield law, they were not allowed to present evidence from the plaintiff's past relationships.
- The attorney asserted that the rape shield law protected the victim's past sexual history from being twisted and misused during the trial.
- The judge reminded the defendants that the rape shield law would be enforced in this case, and no details about the victim's past sexual behavior should be brought up.