Gary Condit‘s name is in the headlines again after attorneys defending the man facing a retrial for the murder of Chandra Levy – Condit’s former intern and mistress – cited his history of “aggressive sex” in a court filing.

Gary Condit & Chandra Levy Case

Levy had disappeared back in 2001, at which time the married Condit was carrying on an affair with the federal intern. Investigators had looked into Condit at the time, but had ruled him out as a suspect and he was never charged. When Levy’s remains were found in 2002, a man named Ingmar Guandique was charged with her murder and convicted in 2010. His conviction was overturned last year, but he faces a retrial in October.

Before the investigation into Condit ceased, two women who claimed to have had affairs with the former California congressman suggested that he had an affinity for bondage during sex. Guandigue’s defense attorneys cited the women’s statements, and have asked to depose the women ahead of Guandique’s retrial, reported the Washington Post. It’s believed that they want to point to Condit has the possible culprit.

“Aggressive sex involving bondage is not an entirely safe activity, and Mr. Condit would have had a powerful motive to dispose of Ms. Levy’s remains — and her tights that had been tied in knots — if she died during sexual activity with Mr. Condit,” Guandique’s attorneys wrote in the filing.

“We want to make sure that when the trial happens that the jury will have all the relevant facts,” attorney Jon Anderson said.

The evidence provided by the two women regarding Condit’s penchant for aggressive sex was deemed irrelevant in the original trial, and was not provided to the initial defense team.

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