An article called Black Men, Rape and Money spelled out at least three cases of High Dollar, "He said, she said." Some readers made it a racial issue, and to a degree it is, but more it was about women lying for profit and being able to use the civil courts to pay them, even though they refuse to file charges in criminal courts or have proof of a crime.
Lawyers tell their famous clients to settle suits just to avoid anything bad coming out. Good attorneys for the accused should go after these women if the allegations are false. Why pay people who are obviously mentally ill or opportunist for lying? What is to discourage them from continuing with that pattern of accusing for profit or keep others from doing it?
Let's face it, rapists deserve prison not just empty pockets, and to be honest, women who fail to file charges are making it easier for real rapist to rape other women, but the law should not allow innocent men to have their names dragged through the mud by some person who they may not have raped. In the case of Kobe Bryant the prosecution was forced to drop their case when Katelyn Faber (accuser) realized it would be revealed that she was promiscuous, egged him on, and was mentally ill to the point of previous suicide attempts, and refused to testify. Andrea Constand (Bill Cosby Accuser) waited a year, knowing full well that it could never be proven. The District Attorney even doubted her credibility, since she had a habit of calling his home after the alleged event. But there is always an ambulance chaser that finds these women and encourages them to pursue financial gain for their unsubstantiated claims.
In the Bill Cosby case, women are coming out of the woodwork, and in the end, they will not receive a dime. Some of them even refuse to give their name. All claim he "almost" raped them. He drugged them, but somehow they always managed to escape. Ask any woman who has ever been given a date rape drug, such as Rohypnol, GHB, and alcohol, and she will tell you they couldn't get away. Many did not even remember the event.
False Accuser's should be charged and sued by the victim of their lies. Even some women's advocates recognize that one in four claims of rape are false. These claims waste valuable police time, costs for attorneys, and in some cases, an accused person's reputation.
The most noted reason for making false claims were shame and revenge, as evidenced by the following women who were charged with filing a false rape claim.
Julie Renouf, 34, was jailed for six months after admitting that she falsely accused the man of rape because she was ashamed at having betrayed her husband. The investigation wasted more than 2,000 hours of police time and led to the man being questioned for 15 hours. ( Times, The ( United Kingdom ), Jan 19, 2002 )
A WOMAN who accused her defense lawyer of rape after she was convicted of falsely accusing a female solicitor of sexual misconduct was jailed for nine months. ( Times, The ( United Kingdom ), Aug 02, 2003 )
A former stripper who made up a gang-rape accusation against some Dallas Cowboys was charged by police with filing a false police report. She was given 90 days in jail and a $1500 fine.
The problem with rape allegations is that the accuser is shielded for the most part, while the accused is picked apart by the media. He has to spend time defending himself from someone who will be instantly believed because she is a woman, and some in society love to punish the famous for their success by bringing them down. The price he pays for a false accusation goes far beyond what the accuser will ever have to endure. He could lose sponsors, his job, and most importantly, his reputation. How will an apology ever get those things back, and how will it erase the accusation from the mind of the millions who will hear of it?
In reality, the price the women pay for falsely accusing someone of rape is too low. They should serve an amount of time equal to the time the accused would have been in jail for the accusation. Liars need deterrents or they will continue destroying innocent men with their lies.
In conclusion, there is no secret that rape is a huge problem around the world, but the problem should not be compounded by women making false accusations for the sake of making money off the famous. Far too many of these women are destroying good men while making themselves out as the victim. The penalties for these women are far to low, and do not reflect the price the men pay for being accused.
Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered,
when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Whenever men or women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must - at that moment - become
the center of the universe." Elie Weisel
You can contact Delores Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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