Main False Rape Accusation Discussion

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05:48:29 PM Apr 16th 2016
edited by Timjames98
This trope page should include the possible outcomes. Miscarriage of Justice, Exoneration, Condemned by public opinion, etc.
01:46:22 AM Apr 17th 2016
You can ask in the forum thread linked from Locked Pages.
05:43:50 AM Nov 13th 2014
Any chance this page will be unlocked? Anyone who's watched Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (including Yours Truly) can provide plenty of examples.
06:55:50 AM Nov 13th 2014
I don't see it happening anytime soon, to be honest. But if you go to this thread you can request edits to be made.
02:15:09 AM Feb 28th 2014
I think this page should have some warning about how dangerous this can be, given the high number of Karma Houdini rape cases and how it undermines the credibility of rape accusations, thereby perpetuating this situation.
03:43:38 AM Feb 28th 2014
That would be a Real Life reference, and these are frowned upon as they create arguments.
01:53:10 AM Apr 22nd 2012
edited by MicoolTNT
Why is this page edit locked? Anyway, I have an example for when it's unlocked:

Ranma 1/2: Inverted and Invoked by Ranma himself, who encourages Ryoga to believe Ranma raped their mutual love interest Akane so that Ryoga gets angry enough for Ranma to use a specific technique on him.
06:48:50 AM Apr 22nd 2012
See this thread; otherwise it's unlikey this request will get answered.
09:34:42 PM Apr 12th 2012
I was wanting to add an example, but the page is locked...oh well. I'll post it here and whoever has the permissions can add it if they want.

  • In Under the Dome by Stephen King, the main character, Dale "Barbie" Barbara, is working as a short order cook at a grill when one of the waitresses starts hitting on him. He rejects her advances, but she keeps at it. Eventually it culminates in her cornering him in a backroom and groping him, while he angrily tells her off. The next day, the waitress's boyfriend storms in, demanding that Barbie come out into the parking lot to fight him. The reason? The waitress, angry at being spurned, lied to the boyfriend and claimed that Barbie had raped her, all in order to get the boyfriend to kick Barbie's ass.
06:49:20 AM Apr 22nd 2012
See this thread; otherwise it's unlikey this request will get answered.
05:56:47 PM Feb 22nd 2012
This page, and the readers, can handle some real life examples, to show how it has been used (with varying degrees of success).
04:45:22 AM Oct 8th 2013
You clearly overestimate tv trope users tolerance to any form of potential strife and the ad server's tolerance of sexual topics
06:12:34 AM Feb 11th 2012
edited by Drolyt
"The person accused must be innocent beyond a mere court ruling of "Not Guilty". This is because the "not guilty" ruling could also be played off as the criminal getting away with their actions."

I think this would be better phrased as "The person accused must be innocent. Actually innocent, not merely found innocent, since the latter case could also be played off as the criminal getting away with their actions" or something similar.
05:55:45 PM Feb 22nd 2012
edited by Trogdor2001
(sorry, I intended to add a separate comment)
07:47:27 PM Apr 12th 2013
"Not guilty" is the only verdict that would apply. What you're referring to is legal innocence (innocent until proven guilty, where being declared "not guilty" makes one this) versus actual innocence, where one did not factually commit the crime, whether convicted or not.
05:07:10 PM Mar 8th 2018
I would like to add an example, but the page is locked: The Series/NCIS episode "SWAK" follows the team's investigation of a rape cold case when the deranged Mama Bear of the raped girl infects Di Nozzo with a bio-engineered virus and holds the cure as ransom for solving the case. This trope ends up played for some pretty severe drama because it turned out that the girl was never raped, but just had the bad luck of getting tied down for some S&M games with her boyfriend that then left the hotel room to buy some food and got ran over by a car, leaving her tied down and muffled for days until a maid found her. She decided to lie because she felt it was the less embarrassing option, not knowing that her mom would eventually be afflicted with a mental disorder that would bring the radical political activism she had on her youth roaring back Up to 11.
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