'''Basic Trope''': Someone accuses someone else of rape, even though that person is beyond a reasonable doubt not guilty.
* '''Straight''': Bob is accused of raping Alice, but he didn't.
* '''Exaggerated''': There is indisputable evidence that not only did Bob not rape Alice, but in fact Bob and Alice were never even on the same continent.
* '''Downplayed''':
** Bob is accused of having drugged Alice and had sex with her. He did have sex with the drugged Alice, but he wasn't the one who drugged her, and he only had sex with her because he didn't realize at the time that she was drugged.
** Bob is accused of [[ThePeepingTom covertly watching Alice undress]], but not of physically raping her. ThePeepingTom is actually Rob, Bob's twin brother.
** Someone calls Bob a rapist to his face, but he never actually faces a trial.
* '''Justified''':
** Alice couldn't see her attacker's face, and misidentified Bob.
** Alice was raped by Bob's identical twin, and mistakenly thinks it was Bob.
** Bob is in a PoliceLineup, and his features are [[IdenticalStranger remarkably similar to the rapist's]].
** Alice slept with Bob consensually, but she regrets it and accuses him of date rape.
** Alice slept with Bob consensually, and he left various forensics; the real rapist [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy took pains not to leave any evidence]].
** Or her OverprotectiveDad finds out and does the accusing, seeing as he can't see how [[ShesAllGrownUp his little angel-princess]] could ''possibly'' have a sexual side.
** Alice's therapist implanted FakeMemories of Bob raping her.
** Alice is a {{Jerkass}} who hates Bob and is GenreSavvy enough to know that accusing him of rape is the best way to destroy him.
* '''Inverted''': It is proven ''beyond a reasonable doubt'' that Bob raped Alice, but he [[KarmaHoudini gets off scot-free]] due to some LoopholeAbuse.
* '''Gender Inverted''': Bob accuses Alice of raping him, even though she didn't do that.
* '''Subverted''':
** Bob is convicted of rape, and there is evidence.
** It is quickly shown that Bob is innocent, or at least that there is insufficient evidence to prove guilt.
** The defense puts Alice's credibility or [[SlutShaming sexual history]] on trial, in an attempt to paint Alice's testimony as unreliable.
** Bob did actually rape Alice, but it happened so long ago that the statute of limitations on charges has long since passed. Unfortunately for Alice, she waited too long to press charges, out of fear or embarrassment.
** Bob was only able to prove his innocence because a seemingly compassionate man named Dave encouraged him and told him his own tale of being falsely accused. However, it is soon learned that while Bob is innocent, Dave actually was a rapist.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** The rape trial happened way back in TheSeventies, before DNA evidence was really in use; Bob is cleared by DNA evidence in TheNineties and released from {{Prison}}.
** Bob is already ConvictedByPublicOpinion.
** The statute of limitations has been extended, leaving Alice just enough time to take Bob to court, but there isn't a lot of evidence left.
* '''Implied''': The story starts on a prison chain gang. When another prisoner asks Bob why he's here, Bob replies that he's here "because of a lying bitch."
* '''Parodied''':
** Bob becomes a MemeticMolester.
** Bob and Alice are at the movies. When Bob tries to put his arm on her shoulder, she starts screaming rape.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice accuses Bob of raping her, but it turns out that he didn't. Then Bob really does rape her, but everyone thinks that [[CryingWolf she's lying again]].
* '''Averted''': No rape accusations of any kind are made against Bob.
* '''Enforced''': RuleOfDrama
* '''Lampshaded''': "How could a girl like ''[[DepravedBisexual her]]'' be accusing a guy like ''[[CelibateHero Bob]]'' of rape?!"
* '''Invoked''':
** Alice is {{rape|AsDrama}}d by a stranger in the park. He wore a condom and shaved all his pubic hair, so there isn't much in the way of forensic evidence, and Alice only saw his face for maybe two seconds.
** Alice wakes up in Bob's bed, naked. At first, [[WhatDidIDoLastNight she doesn't know what happened]], but then she remembers that she agreed to go home with him.
* '''Exploited''': Alice knows that Bob is extremely wealthy and hopes that falsely accusing him of rape will result in a successful lawsuit, gaining Alive a slice of Bob's fortune
* '''Defied''':
** Alice makes it clear that she doesn't really know what the attacker looked like.
** Alice regrets sleeping with Bob, but chalks it up to a lapse in judgment on her part, [[NotStayingForBreakfast does the walk of shame back to her apartment]], and moves on with her life.
** Or Alice worries that no one would believe her (even if it ''was'' a case of date rape), and she doesn't press charges against Bob.
* '''Discussed''': "So, I hear Alice is accusing Bob of rape..."
* '''Conversed''': "That doesn't sound like Bob; I think there's more to this story."
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Bob is quickly found innocent, but his reputation is still ruined. Alice's credibility is destroyed by having made the accusation. Meanwhile, the rapist gets away scot-free and continues to attack other women.
** Despite being innocent, Bob is [[KangarooCourt declared guilty anyway]] and sentenced to life imprisonment. His wife divorces him, his family disowns him, his friends abandon him, and the other prisoners refuse to say even one word to him. He falls into a depression as a result of his loneliness and [[DyingAlone dies alone and unloved]], [[DownerEnding everybody believing him to be guilty]].
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