Woman who said she was raped by four students at college ball who were then cleared won’t be prosecuted for making a false allegation

This seems a particularly appropriate time to post links to a number of key articles relating to women making false rape allegations:

13 reasons women lie about being raped (Janet Bloomfield)

6 dangerous rape myths (Hannah Wallen)

10 reasons false rape allegations are common (Jonathan Taylor)

Our thanks to Francis for this. Excerpts:

A spokesman for Gloucester Police said: ‘We will continue to support the victim through what is and has been an extremely traumatic experience’…

Prosecutors offered no evidence against Thady Duff, Leo Mahon and Patrick Foster, all 22, and James Martin, 20, who had denied charges of rape and sexual assault…

Police revealed the victim will not face any action for making a false allegation ‘because there has been no doubt the incident happened.’ [This is ridiculous, even by the barrel-scraping standards of police statements in relation to sexual abuse allegations. If the sex was consensual, as now seems likely, in what sense did an ‘incident’ happen, which would justify not taking an action against the woman for making a false allegation?]

‘The central issue in this case has always been that of consent’, a spokesman for Gloucestershire police told MailOnline. ‘We will continue to support the victim through what is and has been an extremely traumatic experience.’… [The true victims in this case are the four young men. We can be very sure the Gloucestershire police haven’t been ‘supporting’ these victims, they aren’t now, and they never will, because penis.]

Officers are also facing questions over why it took 13 months to charge the men, with lawyers alleging evidence had been ‘withheld’ by officers before the trial. This included messages taken from the victim’s phone hinting that she may have consented…

The young men were arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault after the drunken sex session on the night of the £85-a-head ball at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, in 2014. The college is known as the Oxbridge of the countryside. A ‘pornographic’ video of the act was shared on social messaging app Snapchat – leading the woman involved to tell police she had been raped…

Detectives were also said to have ‘buried’ text messages sent by the woman which said she was worried she would ‘look bad’ if the sex tape got out… [Will the detectives be charged with perverting the course of justice? Hahahahaha. No, this type of perverting the course of justice is  fine when employed against men suspected of sexual abuse of women, regardless of the absence of any supporting evidence.]

Key details that raised questions about the alleged rape victim’s credibility were ‘airbrushed’ out by police, it was claimed last night. Five months after the Royal Agricultural University’s May Ball, where she said she was raped by the four young men, the woman was involved in a sex session with an Army officer which led to the soldier being accused of rape by another woman.

It is understood the complainant in the May Ball case was in the same Army barracks room when the soldier was alleged to have raped another woman. Initially the accuser said they had consensual sex but changed her story later to support the other woman’s rape accusation.

The soldier was court martialled but cleared of rape and sexual assault charges after she gave ‘different accounts’ of the alleged rape…

Defence barristers acting for the four men argued the case showed the woman’s interest in group sex and demanded to know why neither they, nor the Crown Prosecution Service, had been told about it.

A spokesman for Accused.me.uk, the support group for victims of false allegations, said the young men should have been given life-long anonymity unless they had been convicted – just like the woman who made the complaint.

He said: ‘Why should their lives be for ever associated with these disgusting allegations?

‘The next time they go for a job, or go on a date, these stories will stick to them.

‘The fact that they were put on a trial which then collapsed illustrates the hell that many thousands of us are put through by the police and legal system each year.’

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • epistemol

    ‘False accuser will face no charges’
    Why not?

    Because the whole idea is to criminalise men NOT women.
    If they charged women with making false accusations there might be as many women in prison as men, or more – that would never do, they don’t want ANY women in prison at all.
    Yet feminists persist on repeatimg the lie that they only want ‘equality’.
    Now, why on Earth would they want that when they already have privilege and advantage?

  • If a person makes two proven false accusations, should they still be allowed anonymity? The false accused have had their sex lives laid bare and reputation shredded, but the double false accuser is being protected. Some much for justice and equality.

  • daddybones45

    Standard fare. A woman who wanted to satisfy a remarkably common fantasy and have sex with several men (and she could, because women can, because they are the powerful sex) got caught out. Absolves feelings of shame and guilt by claiming gang-rape. Horseshit. Lawful solution: fine her to the tune of all legal costs and jail all Crown officials involved for perjury in commission of false oath.