Monday, November 24, 2008

False rape accuser says she was angry at men

The news story below involves a woman who might be the ultimate male basher. She's angry at men, so she cries rape and causes one of them to be arrested.

It is astounding that some women who falsely accuse men of rape, and their counsel, attempt to justify the false accusers' actions with all manner of excuses that would never be reported or taken seriously if, for example, a male rapist attempted to justify his actions using similar excuses.

For example, suppose a rapist claimed the following: "I was angry at all women because they had treated me badly." Or, "My client was immature and didn't realize the gravity of his offense." Would anyone even listen to those excuses amidst the cries to "castrate him"?

By even entertaining such inane explanations from women, we are treating them as if they were infants, without responsibility or moral agency. In any other instance where women are treated as less than fully human, we hear a feminist outcry. Funny that we don't hear it for this, isn't it?

SEE THE STORY HERE:

Woman who cried rape was angry at men

A woman made a false rape claim against her former partner because she was angry at the way she had been treated by men.

Adelyn Marsden told police in a call on July 31 that her ex boyfriend Lee Smith had tried to rape her.

Newcastle Crown Court heard the 22-year-old provided a detailed statement to officers about her ordeal which led to Mr Smith's arrest and interview at a police station the following day.

It was three weeks later Marsden contacted the police again and admitted she had told them lies.

Prosecutor Tony Glover told the court: "She stated she had lied to the police and that Lee Smith had not tried to rape her.

"SHe said they had been in a relationship for about seven months and she had been badly treated by him.

"She said she had been badly treated by men in general and was angry about that.

"There was a rather rambling explanation."

Marsden, of Urban Gardens, Washington, admitted perverting the course of justice.

Defence barrister Julian Smith said Marsden was immature and had not realised the gravity of what she had done.

He added: "She is genuinely remorseful for the time she has wasted, the inconvenience caused and the the harm she did."

Mr Smith said since the incident Marsen and Mr Smith are now back together.

Mr Recorder Hatton sentenced Marsden to 30 weeks imprisonement suspended for two years with 12 months supervision.

The judge told her: "Interfering with the course of justice is a serious matter and can lead to all sorts, as it could have done in this case, of trauma for those falsely arrested and falsely accused."

Link: http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/3868588.Woman_who_cried_rape_was_angry_at_men/