Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The gloves come off: Sue the sons-of-bitches who lie about rape

Comment: In Northern Ireland, David Brown is a hero in the mold of Rosa Parks.

Although it's been done on occasion elsewhere, Mr. Brown has struck a blow for every man and boy who has ever been falsely accused of rape by bringing a civil defamation action against his false accuser for statements she made to persons other than police officers. (You see, women are permitted to lie to police about rape with impunity -- the male can't sue them because their lies are "privileged," and although it's purportedly a crime, it is rarely ever punished or even publicized. To borrow a line from the malevolent radical gender feminist cabal, this is another example of "undeserved privileged" bestowed on women by their ball-less, chivalrous male enablers.) The case settled amicably before trial (as do 80 to more than 90 percent of all civil cases in the United States.)

But to show how far we still have to go, the false accuser -- despite her mendacity -- is not named in the article. Her identity is guarded by the news media with the same tenacity that Clark Kent protects Superman's for no reason other than the fact she alleged -- she lied -- that she was raped. She is identified simply as "the woman." (If I were a woman, I would not want this foul creature to besmirch my gender by having her identified in this fashion.) In contrast, Mr. Brown's name is splashed all over it, if only to remind the world that this young man was accused of a vile crime.

We still have a long, long way to go. But it's time for all of us -- all of us -- to take off the gloves and go after the lying sons-of-bitches who would destroy innocent men and boys -- and not only them but their sniveling male enablers who would sooner accuse innocent young men of being "part of the problem" of rape than to punish the liars who would destroy our brothers.

Agreement reached in rape defamation case

A landmark defamation case brought by a former chef who says a woman wrongly accused him of rape has been stayed at the High Court.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

David Brown, 25, from Coleraine, sued over allegations which were said to have later been withdrawn.

However, a judge was told that the action would not be proceeding after an agreement between the two sides was reached.

Although no details were disclosed, it is understood the terms of the order include a pledge by the woman not to make a claim of rape against Mr Brown.

With no admission of liability, the case could still be reactivated at any future point, legal sources said.

Mr. Brown's family had re-mortgaged their home in an effort to pay the legal costs and clear his name.

He was detained in August 2007 over a rape allegation made following a party in Portrush, Co Antrim.

Mr Brown is understood to have known the woman he says made the claims against him.

The libel action, which was the first of its kind brought in Northern Ireland, would not have covered any claims made to police as they are covered by privilege.

Instead, it was to focus on what has allegedly been said about Mr Brown in the area where he lives in work.

Following the resolution to the case his mother, Alana Brown, described the outcome as a vindication for him.

"There are no winners here, that was never the case," she said.

"It's the best we could have hoped for at the end of the day. This was to vindicate David."

Mrs Brown added that her son, who now works in a family-run business and still lives in the north west, had "fought his corner".

She also stressed how real rape victims are hurt by those who make false allegations.

Mrs Brown said: "It sets genuine cases back 10 years because people wonder 'Is she telling the truth or not'."

Link: http://u.tv/News/Agreement-reached-in-rape-defamation-case/60a5f2a5-bc6b-4bcb-b5ea-306b3236ad9b