Is ''witness's' Embarrassment'' to Testify Grounds to Close Courtroom in New York ?

In People v. Mateo, 73 NY2d 928, 536 N.E.2d 1146, 539 N.Y.S.2d 727 (1989), the Court of Appeals held that a witness' subjective embarrassment about her testimony was not grounds to close the courtroom. Although the trial court is vested with discretion in choosing a method for determining if closure is necessary, here, the inquiry was insufficient to justify the limited closure....Here the court excluded defendant's family and friends without establishing an adequate basis to determine that the witness was unable to testify about a particular matter in open court because of an incapacitating embarrassment...." (Id., at 929, 930.)