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"Imagine you go into the hospital for a routine surgery and you wake up to find your nurse on top of you, sexually assaulting you. Your genitals, exposed. Imagine the degradation, the humiliation. That's what Chad Manning felt when Jolene Samuels raped him at his most vulnerable."
—Amanda Winthrop's opening statement to the court[src]

Prosecutor Amanda Winthrop is an minor character on How to Get Away with Murder. Amanda is an assistant district attorney who defended Chad Manning in the case where he accused Jolene Samuels of raping him in hospital.

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Season 1Edit

Judge: "Ms. Winthrop, don't you a think a motion is in order here?"
Amanda: "We would like to file a motion to dismiss the charges against Ms. Samuels."
— Judge Robert Hemmings and Amanda Winthrop after evidence arose suggesting David Tucker and Chad Manning were coluding.[src]
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Amanda, Chad and her assistant at court ("Mama's Here Now")

After an apparent victim, Chad Manning, comes forward claiming that his nurse raped him during his stay at Middleton Hospital, the prosecutor's office brings charges against the nurse, Jolene Samuels. At court, Winthrop gives her opening statement first and Jolene's attorney, Bonnie follows. The prosecution calls their first witness to the stand, Annabelle Grimes, a doctor who examined Chad after the sexual encounter and found bruises on his testicles. Bonnie then asks the witness whether the pills that Chad was on could have caused the bruises to which the doctor agrees. The next witness claims to have seen the abuse personally, however, Bonnie manages to get his testimony thrown out after bringing up the fact that he suffers from memory loss. The prosecutor then brought Mr. Fowler to the stand where he testified to having found a questionable website on Jolene's search history where its users talk about their illegal sexual encounters. He then reads out Jolene's entry to which it describes her sexual encounter with Chad. After finding additional evidence, Bonnie puts Chad on the stand and questions why he hasn't told the court that he's gay. The judge finds her questioning unusual and tells the jury to disregard Chad's statement. After accepting a plea deal from the prosecutor, Bonnie tricks the hospital's lawyer, David Tucker, into an indirect confession as she proves that Chad and the lawyer are colluding which subsequently pressures the prosecutor to dismiss the case against Jolene. ("Mama's Here Now")

AppearancesEdit

Season 1
"Pilot" "It's All Her Fault" "Smile, or Go to Jail" "Let's Get to Scooping" "We're Not Friends"
"Freakin' Whack-a-Mole" "He Deserved to Die" "He Has a Wife" "Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me" "Hello Raskolnikov"
"Best Christmas Ever" "She's a Murderer" "Mama's Here Now" "The Night Lila Died" "It's All My Fault"

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  1. As Jolene Samuels is being trialed for rape which is a criminal offence, a prosecutor is required in open court in order to bring about charges onto Ms. Samuels.
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