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Response to MichMan (Reply #18)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 07:32 PM

28. How about we wait for the investigation?

In the last 5 years I have had two very close friends be falsely accused of sexual harassment and it cost them dearly to defend themselves. One was a female friend accused by another female (who had falsely accused her uncle as well). Another was a male accused by a bitter ex. In both cases by friends were hauled off to jail on mere accusations. Mug shots taken, had to make bail to get out. Thousands of dollars spent defending themselves, both were found innocent when their accusers admitted they lied. Their lies were easily disproved by simple checks against times they claimed the abuse happened and the whereabouts of the accused. Provable records of being out of town, at work, at a doctorís appt, etc. None of that evidence was looked at before booking and mug shots taken. Oh, and no consequences whatsoever for those who made the false accusations.

Iím all for the Me Too movement, but if a mere accusation can ruin someoneís career, and false accusations arenít punished, then it becomes way too easy to weaponize sexual abuse accusations. It also runs the risk of making people skeptical of legit sexual accusations.

Letís let an investigation happen before we take one sides word (whoeverís side that is) at face value.

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