NEWARK - The defense began to call character witnesses today to testify about Dharun Ravi in the Rutgers webcam spying case.

Seven men, all friends and business associates of Ravi's father, testified. Each said they knew Ravi for more than five years. Each was asked if they had ever heard Ravi say anything derogatory about homosexuals, and each said they had not.

In cross-examination, first assistant Julia McClure asked if each had spoken to Ravi about homosexuality and each said they had not.

Ravi's lawyers also petitioned the judge to drop the charges of invasion of privacy and bias intimidation because the prosecution didn't present sufficient evidence that Ravi committed those crimes.

The prosecution wrapped up its case yesterday.Click here to see the hour-long police interrogation

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