what false accusations do to real survivors of sexual abuse…

what false accusations do to real survivors of sexual abuse… November 9, 2011

… Quicker than the lottery, the surest bet to instant wealth is to make an accusation of sexual harassment and misconduct against someone. Claims of sexual harassment have become so passe that it’s a common and perfectly acceptable political tool and a means to quickly discredit an opponent.

Because of our warped media-styled justice system, where the press and popular opinion get to determine a person’s innocence or guilt, sexual harassment lawsuits are a means to tarnish a reputation, cast doubt, and destroy credibility. Victims of false accusations may later have their names cleared in court and declared innocent but the verdict never gets as much media coverage as the accusations.

I am also immediately suspicious of claims of sexual misconduct made many years after the alleged incident. Even more so when the accusations are made at the most opportune time for the accuser, and usually when the accused is at the highlight of their career — not surprisingly, when they are the most financially capable of paying a substantial settlement.

Women’s advocacy groups immediately assume the accusers are the victims and rush to their defense, even in wildest most unsubstantiated cases. What I want to know is this; where are these advocacy groups speaking out against women who make false claims and why aren’t they demanding an end to sexual harassment claims made for political purposes? They never will because most of these advocacy groups employ expensive attorneys whom they profit from. Protecting, supporting and speaking up for women was never the real agenda… profit was.

Meanwhile, trumped-up and exaggerated claims hurt legitimate victims of rape and assault. It discredits those who suffered real abuse and makes light of their suffering. As a very real victim of sexual assault myself, to which I will not elaborate further, I find myself highly insulted by these sensationalized reports of harassment.

My platform is a tiny one, one that will not reach larger than a small group of loyal readers, but I chose to make the most of it. From here, at least, I can express my disgust and speak out against the turning of sexual harassment claims into a for profit business.

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