As Ford’s allegations were ‘surfacing,’ so were those of two other women, though their claims, too, were just as incredible and without merit.
Nevertheless, Democrats built an entirely new narrative around the charges as they sought to destroy yet another pillar of traditional American society: The presumption of innocence until proven guilty.
All women who charge sexual assault should be believed, period, even if they don’t have any way to substantiate the allegations, said Democrats, because after all, who would make such claims if they weren’t true?
Actually, it happens a lot.
As The Daily Wire notes, of course, sexual assaults do happen – but so do false accusations, which are most commonly made by women who have a vendetta against a man or a political agenda (hint, hint).
The news site provided 35 instances of when women falsely accuse men of sexual harassment. Here are some of them:
-- Jackie Coakley: In late 2014, Rolling Stone magazine published an article based on what Coakley claimed: That she went on a date with a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the University of Virginia, then later was taken back to the frat house and violently raped by several members atop a broken glass table. But the rape never took place. The magazine was forced to settle with three fraternity members implicated in the story.
-- Ligia Filler: She told police that husband Vladek sexually assaulted her and their kids while they went through a rancorous divorce. He spent years in jail before it was finally revealed that his ex-wife had lied; he sued those who handled his case and settled for $375,000.
-- Jessica Gallagher: She met a man on a dating app, but after he refused to drive her home she decided to tell police he abducted, blindfolded, and then raped her. Later she admitted that she lied and was charged with making a false police report. (Related: No, not all women should be believed: Study shows false sex assault reports higher than stated.)
-- Crystal Mangum: She claimed that three Duke Lacrosse players raped her after she stripped for them at an off-campus party. But she invented the allegations so as to avoid going to jail and losing her child. She was even assisted in the lie by a district attorney who wanted to win an upcoming election. Some years later, Mangum was convicted of second-degree murder for stabbing a boyfriend.
-- Tawana Brawley: Brawley said she was raped by four white men as part of a hate crime in 1987, an allegation that was championed by the Rev. Al Sharpton, who took her case national. However, a jury concluded that Brawley made up the charges so she wouldn’t get in trouble at home. In 2013, she began paying damages to Steven Pagones, one of the men she falsely accused. She owed him more than $400,000 in defamation damages.
These are just a few of the more well-known instances where women falsely accused men of inappropriate sexual conduct or outright sexual crimes. This happens far more frequently than the Left wants to admit, however, and several studies have proven as much.
As the Washington Times reports:
Brent E. Turvey, a criminologist, wrote a 2017 book that dispels this notion. His research, and that of two co-authors, cited statistical studies and police crime reports. One academic study showed that as many as 40 percent of sexual assault charges are false. Mr. Turvey wrote that the FBI in the 1990s pegged the falsity rate at 8 percent for rape or attempted rape complaints.
“There is no shortage of politicians, victims’ advocates and news articles claiming that the nationwide false report for rape and sexual assault is almost nonexistent, presenting a figure of around 2 percent,” writes Turvey, director of the Forensic Criminology Institute. “This figure is not only inaccurate but also it has no basis in reality.”
Read more about how the Left propagandizes sexual assault at Propaganda.news.