As far as I understood, in the movie Body of Evidence (1993), Rebecca Carlson was getting help from Dr. Alan Payly to find rich people with heart diseases. She was establishing sexual relations with them, and manipulating them into writing their wills so that she would inherit money after their deaths.

The case against Rebecca was a managed one where the counselor, Frank, and public prosecutor, Robert, were both helping Rebecca, and hence, Rebecca won the case.

My question is, what was the deal with Jeffrey Roston? Did Rebecca really see him in bed with another man? I guess not?

Why did Jeffrey Roston nod his head and leave the courtroom? What was his weakness with regard to Rebecca?

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Jeffrey Roston was one of Rebecca Carlson's lovers in the movie. Rebecca stated that he caught Roston in bed with another man, so he might be gay. This revelation caused heavy damage to Roston's credibility as a witness against Rebecca, as it created doubt about his character and motives.

When Roston nods his head and leaves the courtroom, it indicates that what Rebecca stated about his sexuality is true. So now his credibility as a witness against Rebecca has gone completely down and this weakens the case against Rebecca. Thus she won the case.

This shows that Roston's main concern is now his personal life exposed and his reputation tarnished in case Rebecca discloses the same publicly. Now Rebecca can easily manipulate him, which she does to win the case.

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