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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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* The ''Series/AdamTwelve'' ''Series/Adam12'' 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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In the ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' fic “[[http://www.fireflyfans.net/bluesun.aspx?bid=6858 Scars]]'', Kaylee spots a scar on Jayne’s stomach and recognizes it as a Chinese mark meaning “rapist”. He won’t tell the story but recalls finding a girl he liked being raped by another kid, who he pulls off and punches.The problem is that the other kid is more popular and when he says Jayne raped her, the locals believe it and they hold Jayne down and give him the MarkOfShame instead, despite the girl’s protests. Kaylee doesn’t get the story but says she isn’t buying that he’s a rapist.


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* ''WesternAnimation/JosephKingOfDreams'': Zuleika invokes this trope when she doesn't get her way with Joseph and tells Potiphar that he raped her. She regrets it when Joseph is set to be executed and begs her husband not to kill him. Potiphar quickly realizes that Joseph is innocent, but circumstance forces him to punish Joseph regardless to preserve his wife's honor.
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* 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 mission to his friend King Iobates [[PleaseShootTheMessenger with a letter that asks Iobates to kill Bellerophon.]]

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Proetus, King of Tiryns, takes in Bellerophon in his exile; Proetus' wife wife, Stheneboea, 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 mission to his friend and father-in-law King Iobates [[PleaseShootTheMessenger with a letter that asks Iobates to kill Bellerophon.]]Bellerophon]]. Since Bellerophon stayed under Iobates' roof before he read the letter, Iobates was also bound by SacredHospitality not to kill him, so he [[UriahGambit asked Bellerophon to kill the Chimera]], only for him to succeed. In some versions, Bellerophon eventually either killed or humiliated Stheneboea for what she did.
** Queen Astydameia of Iolcus tried to seduce Peleus, but he refused because he was already married to Antigone of Phthia. After tricking Antigone into killing herself, Astydameia told her husband, King Acastus, that Peleus tried to rape her. Acastus tried to kill Peleus by taking him on a hunting trip, then stealing his sword and abandoning him when they got attacked by marauding Centaurs. However, Peleus escaped when either Chiron or Hermes returned his sword. Later, with the help of Jason, Peleus invaded Iolcus and killed Acastus and Astydameia.
** Theseus' wife Phaedra tried to seduce Hippolytus, Theseus's son with Antiope, but he refused. Pheadra told Theseus that Hippolytus tried to rape her, but in some versions, she committed suicide and left a note saying Hippolytus had raped her. Either way, Theseus believed her and prayed to Poseidon to punish Hippolytus. Poseidon obliged by sending a sea monster to spook Hippolytus' horses, causing him to fall out of his chariot and [[WhatADrag get dragged to his death]].


* In ''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.

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* In ''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.

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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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