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* The ''Series/AdamTwelve'' episode "Day Watch" has a teenage hitchhiker who tells the men who pick her up that she'll accuse them of rape if they don't give her twenty dollars. The first guy pays up, then immediately calls the police. The second guy doesn't pay, and Malloy and Reed arrive to find her loudly accusing him of trying to molest her. Luckily he recorded their conversation.


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%% * This happens occasionally ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': On a rare occasion, the character accused of rape will turn out to be innocent after all. One example is "Dissonant Voices," where a preschool music teacher named Jackie Walker is accused of molesting his students, and he loses his rising stardom as a TV music coach on ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''.an ''Series/AmericanIdol''-type show. However, it comes out that [[spoiler:his main alleged victims were fed stories by their older sisters, former students of Walker who were jealous that he chose another girl to take onto the show instead of them]]. At the end of the episode, Walker chews out the SVU team for ruining his reputation and job over false accusations while his accusers [[KarmaHoudini only get probation]].

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* This kicks off the main plot of ''LightNovel/TheRisingOfTheShieldHero'', with Myne Sophia, a.k.a. Princess Malty S. Melromarc, stealing all of protagonist Naofumi's stuff while he is sleeping and then falsely accusing him of trying to rape her. Most everyone in Melromarc, especially the King and the three other Heroes, believe Malty's lie without question, resulting in Naofumi being branded a pariah in the kingdom and becoming quite emotionally embittered to boot. Because of this, he cannot find reputable companions, forcing him to rely on slaves like Raphtalia and Filo to do his fighting for him. Naofumi is exonerated when the Queen and true ruler of Melromarc returns, puts the King and Malty on trial, and then uses a Slave Crest that zaps its bearer every time they tell a lie in order to expose all of Malty's lies for what they really are.


















































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* In ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'', Sweden once accused Australia of raping him and his sister to get him to stop telling America's secrets.

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* In ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'', Sweden once accused Australia ''VideoGame/{{Kindergarten}}'': If the protagonist insults [[AlphaBitch Cindy]], she will ''loudly'' accuse him of raping him and his sister her to get him to back at him. Since Cindy and the protagonist are both [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior kindergarteners]], neither the teacher nor the principal take the accusation very seriously, though that doesn't stop telling America's secrets.
you from getting shot by the principal if you don't deny it. She tries to pull the same thing again in [[VideoGame/Kindergarten2 the sequel]], only for Ms. Applegate to cut her off.









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* In ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'', Sweden once accused Australia of raping him and his sister to get him to stop telling America's secrets.
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* In ''Film/TheHunt'', a small girl's angry comments are misconstrued, and suddenly the protagonist has to flee for his life from a murderous mob convinced he's a pedophile (he's not, for the record).

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* In ''Film/TheHunt'', ''Film/TheHunt2012'', a small girl's angry comments are misconstrued, and suddenly the protagonist has to flee for his life from a murderous mob convinced he's a pedophile (he's not, for the record).


* In ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'', ConsummateLiar Celestia Ludenburg convinced {{Otaku}} Yamada to team up with her to kill straight-arrow Ishimaru. Yamada was already not on good terms with Ishimaru, as they both believed that a laptop (with an advanced and friendly [[ArtificialIntelligence AI]] on it) belonged to them, and now it had gone missing, with each one blaming the other (this was a very serious problem for the entire cast, but they just took it personally). She did this by telling him that Ishimaru had raped her, took pictures and then blackmailed her into stealing the laptop and giving it to him. That Yamada believed that Ishimaru would ever consider anything of the type is a never-ending testament to his stupidity.

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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'', ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'', ConsummateLiar Celestia Ludenburg convinced {{Otaku}} Yamada to team up with her to kill straight-arrow Ishimaru. Yamada was already not on good terms with Ishimaru, as they both believed that a laptop (with an advanced and friendly [[ArtificialIntelligence AI]] on it) belonged to them, and now it had gone missing, with each one blaming the other (this was a very serious problem for the entire cast, but they just took it personally). She did this by telling him that Ishimaru had raped her, took pictures and then blackmailed her into stealing the laptop and giving it to him. That Yamada believed that Ishimaru would ever consider anything of the type is a never-ending testament to his stupidity.


* In ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', Lila falsely accuses Batista of rape (in actuality, they had consensual sex before she took a dose of rohypnol and injured herself in order to frame him) in order to pressure Dexter into getting back together with her, implying that she will drop the charges if he does so.

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In ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', season 2, Lila falsely accuses Batista of rape (in actuality, they had consensual sex before she took a dose of rohypnol and injured herself in order to frame him) in order to pressure Dexter into getting back together with her, implying that she will drop the charges if he does so.so.
** One of Dexter's prospective victims, a female police officer who murdered her own husband and daughter, quickly catches on to his surveillance and confronts him in a gas station restroom. She threatens to kill him under the cover of self-defense by falsely claiming that he attempted to rape her, but he points out that the ballistics would not support her story.


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* Literature/TheBible: When Joseph the the Literature/BookOfGenesis is the slave of the Egyptian Potiphar, a captain in the royal guard, Potiphar's wife wants him to sleep with her. Joseph runs away from her, but the wife tries to hold him back and tears off his garment. She immediately calls for help and claims that Joseph has assaulted her (as she now needs a cover-up that explains how she comes by Joseph's garment). Potiphar believes his wife and has Joseph thrown into prison.

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* In the ''Series/{{Emergency}}'' fic "[[http://tbillingsemergencyfanfic.com/thelongroadbackpart1.htm The Long Road back]]", a woman with a history of such claims does this to John Gage. They are seen fighting, but it is realized he was trying to push her away as she nearly raped him in a sense. her previous victims resigned, went to jail or committed suicide, but she gets so obsessed with John that she kidnaps him and he later finds the courage to testify so she'll go to jail.

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* There was a ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'' episode where one of the male lifeguards caught one of the female lifeguards using drugs and she accused him of rape when he threatened to report her.

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* There was a ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'' episode where one of the male lifeguards caught one of the female lifeguards using drugs and she accused him of rape when he threatened to report her.



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* Literature/TheBible: When Joseph the the Literature/BookOfGenesis is the slave of the Egyptian Potiphar, a captain in the royal guard, Potiphar's wife wants him to sleep with her. Joseph runs away from her, but the wife tries to hold him back and tears off his garment. She immediately calls for help and claims that Joseph has assaulted her (as she now needs a cover-up that explains how she comes by Joseph's garment). Potiphar believes his wife and has Joseph thrown into prison.

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* Literature/TheBible: When Joseph the the Literature/BookOfGenesis is the slave of the Egyptian Potiphar, a captain in the royal guard, Potiphar's wife wants him to sleep with her. Joseph runs away from her, but the wife tries to hold him back and tears off his garment. She immediately calls for help and claims that Joseph has assaulted her (as she now needs a cover-up that explains how she comes by Joseph's garment). Potiphar believes his wife and has Joseph thrown into prison.



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* In Seneca's tragedy ''Phaedra'', Phaedra, wife of Theseus, accuses her stepson Hippolytus of rape after he has spurned her. Theseus calls on his father Neptune to punish Hippolytus, and Neptune causes Hippolytus to be dragged to death by his own chariot-horses. Phaedra mourns for Hippolytus and admits her accusation was false, then commits suicide. Not to be confused with Euripides' ''Hippolytus'', in which Phaedra hangs herself right away, and Theseus just misunderstands the suicide note.

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* In Seneca's tragedy ''Phaedra'', Phaedra, wife of Theseus, accuses her stepson Hippolytus of rape after he has spurned her. Theseus calls on his father Neptune to punish Hippolytus, and Neptune causes Hippolytus to be dragged to death by his own chariot-horses. Phaedra mourns for Hippolytus and admits her accusation was false, then commits suicide. Not to be confused with Euripides' ''Hippolytus'', in which Phaedra hangs herself right away, and Theseus just misunderstands the suicide note.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', "Wacky Molestation Adventure." The boys, upset at their parents' being too strict, call the police on their parents saying they "molestered" them. The parents are taken away. Soon there are no adults at all in South Park and they descend into a ''ChildrenOfTheCorn''-esque society.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', "Wacky Molestation Adventure." The boys, upset at their parents' being too strict, call the police on their parents saying they "molestered" them. The parents are taken away. Soon there are no adults at all in South Park and they descend into a ''ChildrenOfTheCorn''-esque ''Literature/ChildrenOfTheCorn''-esque society.


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* In Literature/TheBible, Potiphar's wife tries to seduce Joseph but he refuses. So she tells her husband that Joseph has raped her and he's imprisoned. Similar tales appear in many other old myths and tales, usually when a powerful but married woman tries to seduce a hero but is rejected.

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* In Literature/TheBible, Literature/TheBible: When Joseph the the Literature/BookOfGenesis is the slave of the Egyptian Potiphar, a captain in the royal guard, Potiphar's wife wants him to sleep with her. Joseph runs away from her, but the wife tries to hold him back and tears off his garment. She immediately calls for help and claims that Joseph has assaulted her (as she now needs a cover-up that explains how she comes by Joseph's garment). Potiphar believes his wife and has Joseph thrown into prison.
* Literature/TheQuran (surah 12): When Yusuf (= Joseph in the Bible) is the slave of a rich Egyptian (only referred to as Al-´Aziz, "Mighty One"), the wife of his master
tries to seduce Joseph but he refuses. So him. Yusuf refuses her and tries to run away, and as the wife is trying to hold him back, she tells her rends his shirt from the back. Her husband comes by and she explains the situation as Yusuf trying to assault her. However, 'Aziz does not believe her, because he notices that Joseph has raped her and he's imprisoned. Similar tales appear in many Yusuf's shirt is torn from the back, not from the front. As a result, 'Aziz' wife is mocked by the other old myths women of the city for being attracted to a slave. She retaliates by inviting the other women to their house so they can see Yusuf themselves, with the effect that all of them now want Yusuf. Yusuf again rejects them and tales, usually when is eventually thrown into prison on account of the scorned women (although the Quran does not say under what accusation he is imprisoned). More so than the Biblical account, the Quran is somewhat sympathetic to 'Aziz' wife because it makes clear that Yusuf is incomparably beautiful, and that Yusuf is also attracted to her in turn and rejects her only because adultery is a powerful but married woman sin. Yusuf even prays to be thrown into prison because he fears otherwise he might eventually give in to seduction.
* In Myth/ClassicalMythology, Proetus, King of Tiryns, takes in Bellerophon in his exile; Proetus' wife takes a shine to him and
tries to seduce him. When Bellerophon refuses, she tells Proetus that Bellerophon has tried to rape her. Proetus, not wanting to take revenge openly because of SacredHospitality, sends Bellerophon on a hero but is rejected.
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* In Seneca's tragedy ''Phaedra'', Phaedra, wife of Theseus, accuses her stepson Hippolytus of rape after he has spurned her. Theseus calls on his father Neptune to punish Hippolytus, and Neptune causes Hippolytus to be dragged to death by his own chariot-horses. Phaedra mourns for Hippolytus and admits her accusation was false, then commits suicide. Not to be confused with Euripides' ''Hippolytus'', in which Phaedra hangs herself right away, and Theseus just misunderstands the suicide note.



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* In the Creator/{{Netflix}} original series ''Series/{{Dark|2017}}'', [[spoiler:Hannah accuses Ulrich of raping Katharina after she sees them having (consensual) sex, to [[WomanScorned get back at Ulrich for rejecting her]]. She then pins it on the school's resident nerdy wallflower Regina.]]



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* ''Film/TheLifeOfDavidGale'': One of the reasons David loses his job as a college professor. A female student who was failing his course for not showing up for classes later meets him at a party, seduces him, and then collects his semen so she can file rape charges against him. She doesn't even follow up on them since she has already left the country before it can go to trial, she just wanted to tarnish his reputation. It also makes him more plausible as a rapist and murderer later than otherwise he might be.

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