Jane Doe

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Jane Doe

n. 1) a fictitious name used for a possible female defendant who is unknown at the time a complaint is filed to start a lawsuit. 2) the temporary fictitious name given to an unidentified, hospitalized or dead woman. (See: fictitious defendants, John Doe)

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Salters then held Jane Doe I at gunpoint, taking her to an office and demanding she give him her clothes.
Claims made by another woman, Jane Doe 4, which did not name Andrew, were also struck out.
Jane Doe 3 claims their sexual encounters took place in London, New York and U.S.