Just published. The piece starts:
One of the things I promised in “Rape – Part 1” was a compilation of case histories of false accusations. I’m working on it, though it’s doing unfortunate things to my psyche. It’s proving to be a bigger task than I anticipated – there’s so darned many cases. So, I’m breaking off from that endeavour for a while to bring you just one case. It’s quite recent, the full facts emerged only in 2017, though it’s origin goes back to 2014.
Many, many times in compiling my list of false rape accusation cases I have thought “my God, that was surely the worst yet”. Here’s one of those. Whilst we can all enjoy getting mightily indignant about malicious false accusers, there are times when the alleged victim does need protecting – and I don’t mean from the alleged rapist. I mean from the police and the CPS – and from false “friends”. Can I be prosecuted for suggesting that the actions of the police and the CPS drove this young woman to kill herself?