Man Accused of Forcing People to Wear Dog Collars and Beating Them
Scott Lannister on Trial for Alleged Abuse
Scott Lannister, 34, is on trial at the High Court in Stirling, accused of forcing two people to wear dog collars before whipping and beating them. He is also accused of raping a woman and a man. Among other allegations, he is said to have suspended the young woman by a rope around her neck from the ceiling of his flat in Stirling until she passed out, and carving initials into the back of the young man.
Lannister Describes Himself as a ‘Master’
Lannister, described as “long term medically unemployed”, said he practised “pup play” and BDSM. He described himself as “one of the biggest masters in the country” at the High Court in Stirling. Lannister said “pup play” was “a more unusual and niche lifestyle element”. He said it involved “ball play, walks in the park, giving paws, playing with the kind of toys you’d play with as a dog” and also had a sexual element to it.
Lannister Claims All Actions Were With Consent
Lannister said he “enjoyed the process of dominating someone”, but all his actions had been with consent. He said that dog tags found in his home by police were “akin to a wedding ring or engagement ring in a relationship of a normal description”. He denied raping, assaulting and abusing the woman, now 21, and the man, now 28, during 2019 and 2020.
Lannister Describes Enjoyment of Dominating Someone
Lannister told his counsel, Bert Kerrigan KC, “Just as a masochist enjoys receiving pain for pleasure, a sadist enjoys giving pain for pleasure.” Referring to one beating of the woman, he said: “When I asked her if she enjoyed ‘the stingy one’ and she said ‘maybe’, to me, the inflection in her voice – there was enjoyment there.” The trial, before Lord Scott, continues.