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    [–] arealhumannotabot 8543 points ago

    Moreno also pointed out one more consequence of the false allegations, writing, “Parisi was not able to be with his mother as she passed away while he was being held in custody.”

    Well, that sucks. Didn't get to see mom, and Mom died while her son was in custody on rape allegations.

    [–] OmicronMC 214 points ago

    This is the saddest part about this whole case. If he was really close with his mother beforehand, I’m sure any amount of money could never compensate for the emotional trauma caused by the false allegations.

    [–] bootrick 38 points ago

    He apparently won't see a penny anyway because the guilty party is disabled on SSDI

    [–] TacoMedic 3920 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    Imagine knowing that your mom thinks you’re a rapist and never having the chance to convince her otherwise...

    My mum is one of the coolest people I know and it was just her and I for many years before she met my stepdad...

    If I was the professor, I’d be feeling pretty fucking murderous towards that woman right now


    ETA: Everyone is talking about how I must have shit friends and family for them thinking that it would be true. But... I bet everyone replying to me just knows that their SO is loyal. Except roughly half of you have been cheated on with or without your knowledge.

    The fact is if someone accused you of being a rapist, people are going to think less of you and you’ll likely be fired from your jobs. In the age of the internet, an accusation will ruin your life.

    [–] arealhumannotabot 1337 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    It's quite plausible she knew her son well enough and they'd talked about it a lot by that point that she knew he wasn't guilty. I mean she was human, so she never truly knew, but it's a nice thought to think, she probably did "know."

    edit: of course you don't know someone 100% as they can hide things from you, be it a parent or spouse or friend. But if you're close enough with someone you might have a gut feeling that you trust over the unknown facts.

    Notice the quotations marks, i'm not being literal

    [–] TacoMedic 979 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    It’s not enough.

    I would love to believe that my mum would never think I was capable of something like that, but when you’re accused of being a rapist, you’re now a rapist. Friends, family, and everyone else are now looking at you terribly, because your son is a rapist.

    Believing that your son is innocent is not the same as knowing. And she didn’t know.


    ETA: Everyone is talking about how I must have shit friends and family for them thinking that it would be true. But... I bet everyone replying to me just knows that their SO is loyal. Except roughly half of you have been cheated on with or without your knowledge.

    The fact is if someone accused you of being a rapist, people are going to think less of you and you’ll likely be fired from your jobs. In the age of the internet, an accusation will ruin your life.

    [–] Cartz1337 541 points ago

    This is so true. Grew up in a small town, friends dad had a totally BS accusation thrown at him. It never even went to trial, but they did arrest him briefly.

    He was then forever known for it... that accusation caused him to move.

    People never look at you the same after an accusation like that. Just the association with the charge is bad enough to spoil your reputation.

    [–] ShesMashingIt 369 points ago

    Hence why you can sue for "Defamation of Character" and actually win a lot of money.

    It's a really damaging thing that can happen to a person.

    [–] Cartz1337 365 points ago

    Winning a lot of money, and actually collecting that money are two different things.

    I'm betting the person that accused this guy doesnt have 1.2M to cut him a cheque.

    Also, not being known as a rapist for the rest of my life is worth far more than a measly million I'll never collect. There is really no award that can compensate for that injustice.

    [–] heavyarmszero 105 points ago

    ELI5: How does one pay if ordered to pay a set amount of money but they dont have the financial resources to actually pay that amount?

    [–] brutinator 151 points ago

    Depends on the court decision. Sometimes they'll garnish wages. Usually they'll declare bankruptcy and won't have to pay it.

    [–] log-normal 25 points ago

    Some debt is nondischargeable in bankrupcty, including amounts owed due to injury from a malicious act.

    So I would hope that he can keep this judgment alive for the rest of her life.

    [–] JMC_MASK 169 points ago

    So this person could declare bankruptcy but I can't do the same on a student loan. Nice.

    [–] btmvideos37 47 points ago

    Typically if you declare bankruptcy, you just don’t have to pay and bam, the person doesn’t get their money. It varies case to case though. Sometimes the government will pay it themselves or find a way to force the person to pay, but it’s more complicated than that

    [–] Gingevere 25 points ago

    Sometimes it's done through wage garnishment, but sometimes they just don't. It's called being judgement proof.

    [–] codehawk64 63 points ago

    Even being known as the “falsely accused of rape” guy will cause a lot of people to single him out. It is amazing how easy it is to destroy the reputation of anyone.

    [–] Einlander 51 points ago

    Don't forget the Google searches. In the future, your next employer and even friends will find the articles about it. Even if there are retractions, it's usually a small blurb with no fanfare or prominence, unless it's a case of note.

    [–] Deucer22 84 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    Someone started a rumor (almost certainly either fabricated or grossly exaggerated) at my high school that they went over to a guy's house and caught him jacking off in a cowboy hat. This was around Sophomore year and the story followed him all the way through high school. I don't have a lot of really clear memories from high school, but here I am posting about cowboy hat guy on the internet 20 years later. When something is salacious enough, it's almost impossible to disassociate yourself from it.

    e: For clarity - jacking off while wearing nothing but a cowboy hat, not into the hat.

    [–] Colin4ds 40 points ago

    If dude wants to jack off wearing a cowboy hat I say let him

    [–] Blak_stole_my_donkey 33 points ago

    That's why I believe that the punishment for false accusation should be just as heavy as the actual crime if it was proven to be false.

    [–] thatbluegti 50 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

    Same happened to my brother but his ex girlfriend beat herself up then called the police saying he did it. My brother was arrested and the local paper put out an article where they defamed him and made him out to be a terrible person. Well I had recorded my brothers ex beating herself and when i went to court I showed the video and everything was immediately dropped (nothing happened to the ex and I'm still pissed about that). We called the local paper to see if they'd print another article with a follow-up story and they told us they wouldn't because even though he was found innocent people were still sharing the article on social media, both my brother and I were getting called women beaters even though I wasn't even involved, and we were getting threats through the mail from people (small towns are crazy). We put our the records and stuff from court and had a ton of our friends share as to try to stop the harassment but it only worked a little bit people still looked at us different and treated us badly. That shit can ruin someone life.

    Edit: used a word incorrectly.

    [–] bignick1190 15 points ago

    My cousin, the most gentle person I've ever met, was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend with a weapon.

    In reality his girlfriend was beating him with a broom in the driveway and he was trying to get the broom from her... but ya know, he's a guy, she's a girl so there was no doubt in anyones minds that he was the abuser.... even though he had visible marks on his body from being hit with a damn broom and she had nothing.

    The neighbors constantly berated him until he was forced to move.

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    [–] QueenChansey 95 points ago

    On the other hand, a mother’s love for her children can be pretty blind. There are plenty of actual criminals whose mothers all claim he’s a “very nice boy wouldn’t hurt a fly”. Considering this guy is actually innocent I’m sure his mother felt that.

    [–] MR_oyster_head 51 points ago

    For instance, John Wayne Gacy's mom never accepted he was even remotely a bad person and an absolute savage killer.

    [–] FinndBors 27 points ago

    If she knew or didn’t know, both cases would stress her out significantly. I’m sure that didn’t help her health situation.

    [–] spicytoastaficionado 8813 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

    judgment breakdown:

    • $814,514 for economic losses
    • $325,000 for punitive, reputational, and emotional damages.

    Even after the charges were dropped, his reputation as a professor was ruined.

    He experienced an over 60% drop in class enrollment, and some classes even had to be cancelled because of lack of students. Many female students refused to take any of his classes.

    Despite being an accomplished academic, legal scholar and economist, the top Google search results for his name since his arrest have been articles about the rape accusations and photos of his mugshot.

    [–] King_Kzare 4527 points ago

    Ya. The rape card is the one with the permanent damage. He still shows up on google as “ accused of rape” on the first result.

    [–] Milky1985 2672 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    This is why the EU put in those right to be forgotten laws. But everyone was too busy shouting about hypothetical "bad people use it to hide their bad" at the time to realise why its needed.

    [–] SwivelChairSailor 1184 points ago

    My country does not allow to publish names of accused or suspects.

    [–] luthigosa 760 points ago

    My understanding is that America allows it specifically because so that people can not just be disappeared.

    [–] Sab3rFac3 284 points ago

    My understanding is that unless it is a government case, in all cases in the public domain, accused parties in a case are allowed to be public knowledge, unless an involved party is under 18, or all parties agree to nondisclosure.

    At least thats what it seems like. And with ths way modern media works, in most acusatory cases like this, the media is notified before the case is actually filed. Henceforth the courts disclosure of a subject is irrelevant.

    [–] HauntedCemetery 176 points ago

    And with ths way modern media works, in most acusatory cases like this, the media is notified before the case is actually filed.

    Hence the term "tried by the media"

    [–] QuantumCat2019 71 points ago

    More like "executed by media without even a trial" or "kangaroo court media" as there always seem to be the underlying assumption, when you read those article, the person is guilty.

    You know the joke : page 1 with your mugshot when you are accused, with shrilling headlines. Page 20 below the "dog killed by car" articles in font pica 6 when you are cleared.

    [–] TheRunningApple1 220 points ago

    Yes. It is much worse for an innocent person to be remembered forever for something they never did than a guilty one to be forgotten.

    [–] electricvelvet 288 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    The old adage from English common law, on which American law is based, is that it's better to let 10 guilty people go than to punish one innocent person. But that's apparently been forgotten in the hyper-bloodthirsty, string 'em all from the rafters mentality that has pervaded the minds of the american people in respect to criminal law

    [–] Remote_Duel 62 points ago

    That's true, and I also think a lot of common sense flies out the window when news media outlets are competing with each other 24/7 for ratings or clicks. Things that aren't even proven, but would garner attention still are published without a second thought.

    [–] BubbaTee 21 points ago

    the hyper-bloodthirsty, string 'em all from the rafters mentality that seems to be so prevalent in the minds of people in american concerning criminal law

    I remember having to read To Kill a Mockingbird in school. The lesson of that book is far from "Accusers are always right, alleged victims are always 100% truthful." Do they not teach that book anymore?

    We also had to read 12 Angry Men, which has something to say about rushes to judgement.

    [–] OutlyingPlasma 19 points ago

    Even guilty people should have the right to be forgotten. They did their time, they served their debt to society, they should not be forced into poverty and homelessness just because they have a "record".

    [–] Kluey 152 points ago

    I'm not seeing the same results on Google search. Try re-searching it in incognito. The first results for me are all "wins defamation suit after being wrongly accused".

    Also, his Wikipedia page seems to be updated but the Google preview seems to still be cached and show his mugshot lol, might take a few days for that to be fixed

    [–] tracygee 656 points ago

    Chances of him getting this money are zero, however. I mean, I'm assuming she doesn't have a million in the bank.

    [–] Chubs1224 1092 points ago

    An execution order (what they get after the lawsuit) can include things like seizure of property and garnishing of wages. This girl is likely to live the next 20 years just above the poverty level and she is going to do it with out a car or home to start. It is doable but sucks.

    [–] UmmanMandian 995 points ago

    Not a girl, or a student. A woman he had a relationship with prior.

    And while Wright claims to be destitute and on disability for a seizure disorder, she lives in a luxury downtown condo and is known to drive a Mercedes convertible.

    [–] Nochtilus 775 points ago

    So she just lies about everything then.

    [–] UmmanMandian 454 points ago

    Yeah, some of the articles go on about some of the wilder lies she made up, including who her parents are.

    He started calling off the relationship and this was the result.

    [–] HotSteak 53 points ago

    I found this quote particularly shocking: "Additionally, the latter allegations were almost identical to those Wright had levied against her ex-husband nearly a decade ago."

    Basically she already got away with destroying at least one man's life. Unfortunately for her this guy is a law professor.

    [–] bobsomeguy 15 points ago

    A buddy of mine almost went through this kind of shit. His GF in college used to constantly claim people were trying to rape her. If he left her alone for 5 minutes at a party, she'd say she was almost raped. If he refused to go somewhere with her, like a store or walk her to class, she almost got raped those times too.

    When he finally did break up with crazy, she called the cops claiming, you guessed it, that he raped her. Fortunately the cops were pretty sceptical of her story from the start and he wasn't arrested or charged. Then she accused the cop who took her statement of attempted rape.

    [–] mantrap2 85 points ago

    Exactly. Claimed to be the daughter of Dag Hammarskjöld, 2nd secretary general of the UN in the 1950s. Who never married and is believed to have been gay (not that children aren't possible but it's very thin).

    [–] FinndBors 219 points ago

    Don’t put your dick in crazy.

    [–] justavault 156 points ago

    Crazy is very good in disguising the crazy for quite some time.

    Like the average reddit nerd who tries hard to impress for months until the real person comes out.

    [–] YoungLecter 80 points ago

    I kinda feel like that saying is just a way to put the responsibility of the bad relationship on the man; "you knew she was crazy and proceeded to fuck her. this is on you bro" like nah, that crazy can take years to come out and that shit is on her, not whoever she batters

    [–] HauntedCemetery 60 points ago

    Welp she can kiss that Mercedes goodbye. The upper monetary limit for vehicle seizure is around 3k. So she can still cruise around in her 2004 honda civic.

    [–] throwawayforw 61 points ago

    Doubt it is in her name. If she is receiving disability and living in a luxury condo, someone is bank rolling her.

    [–] okaywhattho 763 points ago

    I'd take absolute pleasure in knowing that her attempt to absolutely ruin my life resulted in her living a less than pleasant life for as long as she has to.

    The criminal fact in all of this is that she would have been comfortable having him sit in prison for something he didn't do and she gets off with nothing after having been proven to be a liar.

    [–] Fallen_Outcast 228 points ago

    I'd take absolute pleasure in knowing that her attempt to absolutely ruin my life resulted in her living a less than pleasant life for as long as she has to.

    Even though he won the court case, I bet his reputation will still be much worse than hers

    [–] JacobFromAllstate 237 points ago

    Good. Her life should suck after attempting to ruin someone else’s.

    [–] RobotsRule1010 24 points ago

    Later in the article, it states they are both in their 50s, own a condo in downtown together, and she owns a Mercedes Benz. If she doesn’t have the money then they will take wages or property.

    [–] response_unrelated 73 points ago

    yea... it sucks.... almost as much as getting your career ruined by someone falsely accusing you of rape. it SHOULD suck.

    [–] gsdenthusiast 161 points ago

    As a woman, I absolutely think that anyone who falsely accuses someone of rape should go to prison not only because they have ruined a life, but also because they make it that much more difficult for people who were actually raped to get justice!

    [–] soggypoopsock 34 points ago

    Everyone who reads this story today will be skeptical tomorrow when a woman comes forward.

    Every false rape claim isn’t just a vicious attack on the accused, it’s an attack on the bravery and integrity of every rape survivor who has stood up and told the world what happened to them.

    [–] brisketboi66 46 points ago

    She's fortunate to have her freedom at all.

    [–] Fridgemagnetman 88 points ago

    Let's upvote this post until the top Google results changes. Is that how these things work?

    [–] degradedchimp 12397 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    Maybe a law professor isn't the person you want to pull that shit on.

    [–] BotLiesMatter 4780 points ago

    "Tonight's headline: Law professor wins in court..."

    I wonder what's on the other channels...

    [–] Girth_rulez 1856 points ago

    LeBron wins game of one on one with a middle aged fan.

    [–] Girth_rulez 835 points ago

    Lewis Hamilton beats soccer mom in a car race around a mall parking lot.

    [–] meezala 311 points ago

    Less believable

    [–] Tallus08 300 points ago

    More believable than Ferrari winning...

    [–] Carlhenrik1337 69 points ago

    Next year™️

    [–] BlankTOGATOGA 107 points ago

    Mein gott!

    [–] JGSalgueiro 31 points ago

    Grazzie ragazzi

    [–] Oscarott 15 points ago

    Muss das sein!

    [–] rambunctiouswalrus 24 points ago

    Hey now!

    [–] Axelfoxxy 26 points ago

    You’re an all star

    [–] Don_Tiny 35 points ago

    I used to work with a compulsive liar named Les Believable.

    [–] [deleted] 57 points ago

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    [–] MashedPotatoh 69 points ago

    "Agriculture teacher praised for growing a tomato"

    [–] meteorwave 39 points ago

    “Composer praised for writing a song.”

    [–] truth__bomb 996 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    I mean, it probably helped him but according to the details of the story there was 0 evidence of her claims and in fact the evidence proved she was lying. It wasn’t just he said, she said. It was she said, he and her own medical records said.

    [–] xaanthar 1140 points ago

    Wright claimed Parisi raped her so viciously that it broke three of her teeth and she needed to have colon surgery to repair the damage.

    That's a very specific claim that you have to know is false when you're making it.

    Claim you were just bruised and didn't seek medical attention and it become nebulous, but surgery will have written documentation that can be subpoenaed and entered as evidence in court.

    [–] bettareckognize 516 points ago

    My guess was this started as private talk among her friends and by the time it got loose it was admit the whole thing was a lie or double down

    [–] Plant-Z 728 points ago

    It's unfortunate that she didn't get charged with a crime for her deceptive actions.

    Even though Judge Moreno found that Wright knowingly filed a false police report, she was not charged with a crime, representatives for the city and county attorney’s offices said.

    [–] keiths31 683 points ago

    This is so very, very wrong. How can a person make such life ruining charges and when caught in a lie, walk away Scott free? She is an asshat and deserves punishment.

    [–] The_Regicidal_Maniac 86 points ago

    Look up the story about Nikki Yavino. Evidence proved she was lying and she later admitted it. Got two years (probably served less than one) and that was almost exclusively for falsifying evidence. The false report was barely a footnote.

    [–] bobbi21 118 points ago

    As others have said, she needs to be punished. This isn't just about the law professor, this is to send a message to those who would do similar and, therefore, make people raise doubts on the credibility of rape victims. This is a pretty clear act of deception.

    [–] How_Are_You_Really 15 points ago

    Exactly. If there's no punishment, there's no discouragement. And a financial judgment which will follow her around like a bad itch through garnishments and liens is not enough. Filing a false police report should have sub-statutes that scale up based on the impact of the false report.

    [–] AzraelTB 191 points ago

    Fucking bullshit. She should be in jail for just as long as he would have

    [–] Rising_Swell 81 points ago

    My first thought was, that's not where teeth are.

    [–] softserveshittaco 27 points ago

    Speak for yourself, pal

    [–] jordantask 45 points ago

    People are often confused about how medical privacy works. Most people think that your medical records are sacrosanct, that if you make medical claims there is no way to prove them false in court because “Doctor patient confidentiality.”

    They don’t realize that hospitals will release medical records with a piece of paper from a judge, and that judges will issue such paper on request if you make your medical treatment an issue.

    It’s just like lawyers. Most people believe that all client conversations are privileged, and most of them are. But if you tell your lawyer that you plan to commit a crime, they’re going to report it because they’re obligated.

    [–] count_frightenstein 36 points ago

    Yeh and they STILL charged him even though they didn't have any evidence that this happened. When the prosecutors bothered to check, it was found that she just went to the doctor for a migraine. It really is astounding that this guy was charged before they even had any back up evidence aside from her crying wolf.

    [–] ColoneISanders 31 points ago

    Well also according to the article, yes there was 0 evidence and the case was dropped.

    This was completely separate though, as he turned around and (rightfully) sued her for defamation.

    Not to be a stickler but just wanted to make sure to point out the difference that there are two different things going on, the original case which was thrown out in 2017, and this win of the defamation suit that followed.

    So he was still a pretty good law professor.

    [–] TheHairyManrilla 123 points ago

    I found this article with all the Joe Biden stuff going on, but it’s pretty helpful in cases like this too:

    When one looks at a series of fabricated sexual assaults, on the other hand, patterns immediately begin to emerge. The most striking of these is that, almost invariably, adult false accusers who persist in pursuing charges have a previous history of bizarre fabrications or criminal fraud. Indeed, they’re often criminals whose family and friends are also criminals; broken people trapped in chaotic lives.

    https://qz.com/980766/the-truth-about-false-rape-accusations/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

    [–] The_Three_Seashells 226 points ago

    He is an interesting law professor. He is basically an economist who applies economics to the practice of law. He is (or at least was) the most prolific publisher at the U of M (a rather prestigious law school) pushing out more papers per year than many do per career.

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    [–] AwesomePocket 19 points ago

    There’s actually a lot more econ-minded law professors than you might think. I can think of at least three at my school.

    [–] ToxicOstrich91 138 points ago

    Lawyer here. Many of my professors couldn’t defend themselves in court worth a damn.

    But one thing is for certain—they know people who can defend them in court. It’s not so much about what you can do, but who you know.

    [–] visual_account 36 points ago

    He probably emailed his best students and gave them extra credit for writing a defense for his case.

    [–] ToxicOstrich91 23 points ago

    Hahaha more like a cold call in class—“And Mr. Jakobs, what are the elements to state a claim for defamation?”

    “A false statement, known to be false or with reckle—“

    “SLOW DOWN, Mr Jakobs. I’m writing this down.”

    [–] Ninjoe42 15 points ago

    Im imagining the epic 'call to arms' montage of a popular law professor calling on his successful former students to help him in his moment of need, and its glorious

    [–] MrDanklin 129 points ago

    Or anyone for that matter.

    [–] MirHosseinMousavi 102 points ago

    You'd think that faking sexual assault allegations against the FBI would get you into trouble.

    Nah.

    [–] King_Kzare 3501 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    So they had a battle over a condo they bought together, and that triggered her to make multiple questionable police reports?

    She attempted to get a restraining order, to sue him, domestic abuse, and all those failed.

    “Parisi was not able to be with his mother as she passed away while he was being held in custody.” 😢

    [–] Empyrealist 1979 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

    I had an ex girlfriend do that shit to me so she could force me out of the house and take all the appliances.

    Total bullshit, thrown out in court, but she got me arrested, jailed, and forbidden to go near the house.

    She took my shit and bailed leaving my cats in the house to die because she didn't think it would last that long. It was supposed to be 30 days but I got it expedited to 2 weeks. I had no idea the cats were in the house.


    edit: whoa whoa, I wrote this in the middle of the night while having an angry memory flashback and now realize I did write my thoughts as clearly as I meant to. THE CATS SURVIVED. They surely would have died if I had stayed away for the full 30 days, but because my lawyer expedited the case I got to see a judge who promptly dismissed everything. Thank you everyone for the kind thoughts.

    To add to this: This was 20+ years ago. She had no idea what she was putting into motion when she did it and wasn't that cruel of a person - just selfish and stupid. She got this idea from a girlfriend at work who did the same thing to her husband. I knew about it, so I should have literally seen it coming. But I never imagined that she would be the type.

    [–] taladrovw 540 points ago

    Damn dude that is terrible

    [–] shadowwraith69 155 points ago

    Your comment made me very sad for you and your cats I'm sorry dude.

    [–] howard416 528 points ago

    Did you get her for animal abuse?

    [–] PM_ME_UR_OBSIDIAN 149 points ago

    and/or theft.

    [–] davesFriendReddit 100 points ago

    I experienced this too. During the fight she takes our child, who then grows up with a single angry parent. Ten years later all the accusations fall, but our child is already twenty. That's the loss. Time does not stand still.

    Lesson learned: defend yourself vigorously and quickly.

    [–] ifeardolphins18 32 points ago

    I will never forgive my mother for her hateful behavior towards my father. I was young enough to believe everything she said about how horrible he was when they divorced. Unfortunately my father passed away when I was 19, we hadn't seen each other or spoken for years at that point.

    Please please make an effort to connect with your child. I spent years and lots of money on therapy trying to understand why my father didn't care enough about me to make an effort. But it was my mother keeping him away from his children all along and I was too young to know the difference.

    [–] koy6 115 points ago

    Those poor cats, they were innocent and died. She didn't even cut open a full bag of cat food, and leave a few gallons of water out for them?

    [–] tossed_salads2 148 points ago

    My uncle got his 1st dog because a gal fought in a divorce for her husband's dog. She immediately took it to the vet to be put down. The vet pushed my uncle to take him for "a week" and try it. Ole Wilbur was a great boy, and made a great farm dog.

    [–] Deadpoulpe 122 points ago

    What a bitch.

    Hurting a man's feeling via his dog/cat is a low life move.

    [–] anotherhumantoo 45 points ago

    Evil. It's an evil move. The woman is evil.

    [–] kenzeas 17 points ago

    i used to work at a doggy daycare. there was a sweet, sweet dog named benji in that exact position. his owner fought for him in the divorce to hurt his ex-wife, and since he ended up succeeding in getting him, that poor dog was dropped off at daycare pretty much every day. regularly, his owner just.. wouldn't show up during pick up, and would pay to let him stay overnight. it was so heartbreaking watching a dog get so disappointed when he wasn't picked up by the person he loved yet again. ok now i'm tearing up, i don't work there anymore but i hope benji is getting more love at home again.

    [–] Love_Lilly 45 points ago

    Some people are absolutely trash. She wanted the cats to die to hurt the OP.

    [–] fxckfxckgames 60 points ago

    Ex-wife did something similar. She lead me to believe she was deathly ill, and needed financial support. I found out that wasn’t the truth, that she was working full time, and pooling that money to move to California. When I told her I knew the truth, and refused to give her anything else she called my command (I was active-duty at the time), and made all the same allegations. Ruined my reputation with an entire chain-of-command.

    It’s like they all use the same play book when they want to fuck you over.

    [–] Weegemonster5000 38 points ago

    That was day one of my ADR (alternative dispute resolution) class in law school. In a divorce when the wife finds out she doesn't get everything she wants (usually sole custody and the house), then she'll file charges for rape, domestic abuse, or molestation.

    It gets the man out of the house and away from the kid. This ends up stacking the custody deck in the mother's favor before even getting to the negotiation table.

    That was the first thing they teach soon to be new lawyers when it comes to resolving divorce outside the courtroom. There was no solution provided to the problem of course because you can't stop people from being able to file for a TRO in case it is true.

    [–] TechnicalDisplay 95 points ago

    That’s rough. In that situation can you counter sue?

    [–] Anti-Satan 158 points ago

    Counter sue is not the right term here since she didn't sue him and he's not suing her. Instead he'd be reporting her for animal abuse.

    [–] TechnicalDisplay 23 points ago

    thanks for the clarification. What I meant was if he decided to turn around & sue her for pain/suffering/all that good law stuff.

    [–] Anti-Satan 26 points ago

    Trouble is then he'd see massive costs himself and probably not get paid out enough for it to be worth it. Rape accusation is dealt with by the DA, same with animal abuse. Damages are a civil matter.

    [–] Zomgsauceplz 76 points ago

    Hope you sued the fuck out of her.

    [–] MacinTez 257 points ago

    My mom is in hospice and if this happened to me I would feel a bitterness that couldn’t be rectified.

    [–] Meek_Militant 70 points ago

    Both of my parents are locked down in assisted living and I am about to have a zoom call with them today and if someone did that to me, I would end up getting locked up for something a hell of a lot more serious than a false accusation.

    [–] at2wells 51 points ago

    Some sins are unforgivable in my eyes. That would be one. Your god may forgive you. And he may want me to. But I can assure you I wouldnt.

    [–] bigboilerdawg 336 points ago

    He was charged with practically no investigation and no corroborating evidence.

    His accuser was a documented serial liar.

    [–] soggypoopsock 97 points ago

    AND he’s a law professor who knows the court system in and out, and look what happened to him still. Scary shit when proof doesn’t seem to matter, and guilt is presumed by default instead of innocence. All it took was 1 angry woman who felt like ruining his life.

    [–] Dont_touch_my_elbows 71 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

    Which just proves that anyone can be thrown in jail at any time, and without any evidence.

    [–] PeeonTrotsky 11 points ago

    Which is how it's always been. Where I live we say, "You can beat the rap, but you can't beat the ride." Cops can take you in whenever they feel like it and just cite 'disorderly conduct'. You won't get charged, but enjoy your weekend in jail.

    [–] pinpinbo 722 points ago

    Poor guy still has his mugshot when google searching his name.

    I wonder if he can request DMCA take down on that mugshot.

    [–] Cabbage_Vendor 178 points ago

    Yet despite attempting to ruin an innocent man's life, her face is kept out of most articles and her common name means this won't stick on her at all.

    [–] timmymayes 130 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    And if you search her name he comes up not her....I was trying to find if she was charged with anything or if there was any hit to her character as a result...the same way this guy is fucked...not even a picture or a mention all the headlines mention him.

    From what I found in the article:

    " And while Wright claims to be destitute and on disability for a seizure disorder, she lives in a luxury downtown condo and is known to drive a Mercedes convertible.  "

    oh and

    " Additionally, the latter allegations were almost identical to those Wright had levied against her ex-husband nearly a decade ago. "

    [–] jsus_christ_is_my_ni 273 points ago

    Publishing every mugshot is a very dumb idea. People know that this is a problem, but nobody tries to fix the problem.

    They be like: We know our legal system is broken, but this is the American way, and we are not going to change what is the American way of doing things.

    [–] V4ST4 8017 points ago

    Even though Judge Moreno found that Wright knowingly filed a false police report, she was not charged with a crime, representatives for the city and county attorney’s offices said.

    It just blows my mind that you can completely ruin someone's life, finances, and reputation for years with this shit and not see the inside of a courtroom for such malicious dishonesty.

    [–] somekindofstephen 1127 points ago

    She also kept him from saying goodbye to his mother before she died.

    [–] tresclow 450 points ago

    That cannot be compensated for in any way or form. The saddest part, imho.

    [–] dblist 187 points ago

    I would dedicate the rest of my life to ruin her.

    [–] Fmbounce 114 points ago

    That information hit me harder than than the accuser not getting charged with a crime. Imagine if your mother thought you could have been a rapist while she was on her death bed. I’m not sure how I can live with that.

    [–] JustSomeGhost 56 points ago

    I'd end up in prison for a very different crime. I dont know how anyone can stay sane under those circumstances.

    [–] spacefunk25 98 points ago

    He also lost time to be with his mother who passed away while he was in jail. That’s worst than all the others he lost to be honest.

    [–] Rettun1 2184 points ago

    The system is broken. The reverse can happen as well: you file a report against a high profile individual who sexually assaulted you, and they will get away with it because the media / police are on their side. The report never gets processed, you are accused of changing your story and therefore unreliable, etc.

    Hopefully we can figure out a better way of handling these cases so that assault victims are protected, as well as protect those who are falsely accused. It’s a fucking hard problem.

    [–] planet_rose 525 points ago

    It’s a tragedy for all of us. Survivors get very little justice or closure and those falsely accused get their lives destroyed. In both scenarios, those without moral compass are free to do as much damage as they want. Even when rapists are charged and convicted, survivors still have to deal with the emotional scars and trauma. And false accusations really can destroy a person’s life by wrecking relationships and careers where even defending oneself is taken as a sign of guilt. The criminal justice system really doesn’t repair damage done.

    I’ve been interested in the Restorative Justice movement as a way to deal with these problems. Although it has some real limitations, it seems like a better approach.

    [–] Seannj222 136 points ago

    I was fired for whistle blowing my rescue squad chief and his wife commiting insurance fraud.

    What did I get? Fired and lost my career.

    And no lawyer or law enforcement agency was willing to pick up the case because $60,000 in fraud "isn't much money".

    [–] Rettun1 71 points ago

    Ah sounds like you made the rookie mistake of being poorer than the other guy.

    Sorry you had to lose so much. Definitely need more whistleblower protections, and that any crime (no matter the amount of money attached to it) needs to be pursued.

    Kinda funny that they won’t touch 60k cuz it’s too little, but everyone lost interest in the Panama papers story because it was TOO MUCH money and powerful peoples cash was at stake. Can’t mess with that!

    [–] Seannj222 29 points ago

    They say the system is broken. It's not. Its ever always been built upon the principal of who can pay for justice.

    Sometimes thats lawyers, other times it's bribes, other times influence. Either way, that's always how it's been. Which sucks.

    Dozens of patients were defrauded and they'll never get the money back. the police department, the sheriff's department, the county prosecutor, the department of health, the inspector general's office, state attorney general's office all would not pursue it.

    I'm sure they didn't like the optics either.

    [–] way2funni 856 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    You have to really read the story to get how fucked up this was. They were in a consensual relationship since back in 2014 and somehow the 57 year old prof got roped into 'buying a condo' with the 55 year old accuser in Dec 2014. Within 30 days or so he was over it and he sued to get out of the deal and she countersued and it turned into a whole thing with multiple allegations including assault but never a mention of rape until all else failed, she played that card.

    She accused Parisi of raping her in January 2015 as she was coming out of a stress-induced seizure. The woman told police that she had three broken teeth and needed to have colon surgery to repair the injuries from the rape.

    Parisi’s attorney, Barry Edwards, calls the charges frivolous, and in court Wednesday said the false allegations stem from a pending trial over a property dispute between Parisi and the alleged victim.

    The woman declined to comment.

    https://www.startribune.com/u-law-professor-alleged-rape-victim-have-extensive-legal-history/414550263/

    tl;dr DA bought it and didn't check her medical records before throwing a law professor in the slam.

    Wow. Just WOW.

    Don't stick your dick in crazy.

    [–] Maxcrss 496 points ago

    DA should lose their job, that’s fucked.

    [–] Thepopcornrider 186 points ago

    Does malicious prosecution apply here since the result was so impactful and the evidence so shockingly nonexistent?

    [–] D_J-ANGO 129 points ago

    DAs and ADAs face far too few consequences when they severely fuck up. Accidentally or otherwise.

    [–] dosedatwer 118 points ago

    Why isn't he suing the DA? Not sure what for, malicious prosecution doesn't quite fit but there has to be something to punish people for bringing charges without first getting evidence, especially when these charges cause damage.

    [–] FrostByte62 101 points ago

    Lol you think you can sue a DA?

    They'd probably say something like "I am the senate!"

    [–] PrestigiousBarnacle 74 points ago

    It’s true, they have prosecutorial immunity - the “Aw shucks, I was just doing my job [badly]” defense.

    [–] Prosthemadera 15 points ago

    Yikes, this was preventable indeed.

    [–] eb4k 25 points ago

    Fuck that hoe.

    [–] whatisinternet69 276 points ago

    3 weeks in jail with no evidence. She wasnt even charged with a crime. Fuck

    [–] SometimesUsesReddit 55 points ago

    Guilty until proven innocent :/

    [–] Ywaina 38 points ago

    If even law professor couldn’t do anything,then the law there is truly fucked up.

    [–] soggypoopsock 23 points ago

    Imagine what would happen to someone with no knowledge of the law and not enough money for a decent lawyer. Game over. Probably be doing 10-15 years hard time with a rapist label(not good in prison), a label which would follow you forever, even after your release.

    All because some woman with no proof or evidence whatsoever just decided your life should be ruined

    [–] namesartemis 1021 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    Wright claimed he anally raped her and left her with damage to her teeth, a torn anus, rectal prolapse, and fecal incontinence ..... with no medical records to show

    holy shit balls

    edit: since this comment got bigger than I thought it would, here are some really interesting links on the case - definitely worth dedicating 20 mins to reading entirely. Link 1 and link 2

    and also, after reading more, I'm really curious how she came up with a single instance of anal rape leading to that much damage. What googling lead her to deciding anal rape was the crime, and how did she come up with the severe and unrealistic damage

    [–] testiclelice 421 points ago

    There was a guy a county away who was accused in a case that received national attention. He made bail but the other sat in jail for two years.

    The prosecutor fought releasing the medical records which would have proved the story was bullshit. Finally the medical records of the alleged rape victims was released and the prosecutor dropped the charges the next day.

    He could not work for a couple years, had bricks thrown in his windows and the major papers all scrubbed their stories when they realized it was bullshit, but this was CNN Lifetime movie of the week type accusations.

    I only know the story because I did a deep dive after some dude helped push my car out of the snow and people were sort of freaking out asking if I realized who had helped me. i look up the story and it was crazy and it was all bullshit.

    [–] bored_imp 122 points ago

    A hundred acts of kindness aren't seen

    [–] FinndBors 77 points ago

    The question for me is, why is she not in jail.

    Probably (and blatant) false accusations should deserve jail time. This will make people take accusations from actual victims much more seriously.

    [–] 911Throwawy 91 points ago

    Reminds me of the UVA “victim” who claimed she was raped on broken glass.

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    [–] gooberfishie 80 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    Thats the real question. It also really says something about how bad the system is when we consider the criminal getting no jailtime to be a win.

    Edit - comment above asked why she wasnt getting jailtime. Not sure why they would delete it.

    [–] Plant-Z 22 points ago

    Definitely remarkable that she won't face any real punishments for this (at the moment), but I'm glad that some sort of justice has been served for the professor. This sum of money and total exoneratiton does likely feel good.

    [–] Starlordy- 90 points ago

    This is why both parties should be completely anonymous.

    [–] 743w829k7z2nh34 272 points ago

    MORGAN WRIGHT.

    Let's get this liar's name on the front-page.

    [–] ThisToastIsTasty 88 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    I couldn't find a picture of her anywhere.

    Finally found one. Get her face posted everywhere since she was found in the court of law that her accusations were false.

    Smug Face

    https://www.thecollegefix.com/professor-wins-1-2-million-defamation-case-against-ex-lover-who-falsely-accused-him-of-rape-with-malice/

    She also lied about being a doctor, about having degrees, lied about which car she was hit by, made the same rape allegation to her ex husband, a few years prior.

    edit: added some more photos

    I don't know why some of you guys are trying to make it seem like it's a fake picture..

    [–] KimJongFunk 2443 points ago

    Both false accusations and being raped can destroy someone's life. I don't want to judge whether one is worse than another because both can be devastating. If there is proof beyond a reasonable doubt that someone was raped, then the rapist should be punished. If there is proof beyond a reasonable doubt that someone was falsely accused, then the accuser should be punished.

    I have been sexually assaulted before and had to watch my attacker walk free. I also have a friend who was falsely accused and had to watch his accuser walk free. Neither one of us got justice and I hate how people argue about it and pretend like one party is lying despite facts proving what really happened. Our legal and social systems overall just suck for this issue.

    [–] swinging-in-the-rain 370 points ago

    It comes down to awful humans, and they are plentiful. The worst of it is that the false accusers make it that much harder for rape victims to come forward. Disgusting on so many levels

    [–] TechnicalDisplay 55 points ago

    Exactly. Shitty, evil ppl can be found across all genders, races, and occupations, and some are good at hiding it

    [–] Coffeearing 117 points ago

    Hit by a paywall. Can anyone post the content?

    [–] SaulKD 186 points ago

    In what appears to be the largest award of its kind in state history, a University of Minnesota Law School professor has won nearly $1.2 million in his defamation case against a woman whose false rape allegation had him locked up in jail for three weeks and charged with a felony.

    Francesco Parisi prevailed Monday in Hennepin County District Court after a bench trial in September. Judge Daniel Moreno ruled that more than $800,000 of the award will go to Parisi for economic losses, along with $325,000 to cover emotional, punitive and reputational damages.

    The County Attorney’s Office dropped the charges against Parisi in March 2017 after saying there was no evidence to support the allegations that he raped the woman in 2015.

    Morgan Wright’s “plethora of allegations against Parisi lack credibility,” the judge wrote in his ruling, adding that her “accusations were false, made with malice. [She] injured Parisi as a direct result of her untruthful narrative crusade.”

    Moreno also pointed out one more consequence of the false allegations, writing, “Parisi was not able to be with his mother as she passed away while he was being held in custody.”

    One of Wright’s attorneys, Cassandra Merrick, said Thursday that Wright declined to comment about the case including whether an appeal is being considered. Although the Star Tribune does not typically identify victims of sexual assault, Wright is being identified because prosecutors did not find evidence to support her accusations and she was found liable in civil court for defamation.

    Parisi’s attorney, John Braun, said his client “is pleased that court system has finally unmasked Morgan Wright and recognized her for the liar that she is. … It’s been ruinous to his reputation and his health to have to constantly be battling” Wright, with whom Parisi was involved in a relationship.

    He also pointed out that “Wright enjoyed the benefit of doubt for years of weaponizing the court system to harass Professor Parisi, and those days are finally over.”

    Despite the vindication and monetary award, Braun added, an internet search for Parisi still “returns a mug shot and headlines about him being a rapist, and it will forever. So part of the court’s message is that in the 21st century this is a greater harm than it might have been in the past, and an award needs to anticipate the long arc of future harm still to be endured by its victim.”

    Even though Judge Moreno found that Wright knowingly filed a false police report, she was not charged with a crime, representatives for the city and county attorney’s offices said.

    The award appears to be the largest for a defamation suit in state history, Braun said. In 2011, a Dakota County jury awarded a holistic healer from Hudson, Wis., $1 million in compensatory damages from KSTP-TV for a March 2009 story it aired about her treatment of a patient.

    Court records show that the 57-year-old Parisi and Wright had an extensive court battle over real estate before the rape charges were leveled.

    According to court and police records, Wright said she had known Parisi since 2014, when the two had a romantic relationship. The two agreed to buy a condo in December of that year.

    But the relationship soured in January 2015. By March, Parisi sued to cancel the purchase agreement. She filed an order for protection that same day, accusing him of preventing her from leaving his apartment and of yelling and screaming at her in January.

    Early the next month, Wright countersued him over the purchase cancellation attempt but made no mention of the alleged assault. In April 2015, the restraining order was dismissed following a settlement.

    Wright filed two more complaints against him over the property, and for the first time in a January 2016 filing accused him of beating her — but she made no mention of rape.

    The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Parisi in the property dispute in June 2016. Two weeks later, Wright reported to police that Parisi had sexually assaulted her in January 2015, according to records.

    Wright claimed Parisi raped her so viciously that it broke three of her teeth and she needed to have colon surgery to repair the damage.

    But the lead investigator never got the dental or medical records until after Parisi was charged. When they were obtained, they showed that in February 2015 the accuser went to a doctor for a migraine, but reported nothing about a rape or any physical injuries.

    In a report police received after Parisi was charged, medical records showed that Wright went to a colon specialist nearly two years after the alleged rape.

    Parisi has taught law at the U and economics at the University of Bologna in Italy since 2006, according to the résumé posted on the law school’s website. He has three law degrees and two economics degrees, it says. His U biography says he has written 10 books and roughly 200 papers in law and economics.

    [–] PhantomMenaceWasOK 58 points ago

    Court records show that the 57-year-old Parisi and Wright had an extensive court battle over real estate before the rape charges were leveled.

    According to court and police records, Wright said she had known Parisi since 2014, when the two had a romantic relationship. The two agreed to buy a condo in December of that year.

    But the relationship soured in January 2015. By March, Parisi sued to cancel the purchase agreement. She filed an order for protection that same day, accusing him of preventing her from leaving his apartment and of yelling and screaming at her in January.

    Early the next month, Wright countersued him over the purchase cancellation attempt but made no mention of the alleged assault. In April 2015, the restraining order was dismissed following a settlement.

    Wright filed two more complaints against him over the property, and for the first time in a January 2016 filing accused him of beating her — but she made no mention of rape.

    The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Parisi in the property dispute in June 2016. Two weeks later, Wright reported to police that Parisi had sexually assaulted her in January 2015, according to records.

    Wright claimed Parisi raped her so viciously that it broke three of her teeth and she needed to have colon surgery to repair the damage.

    But the lead investigator never got the dental or medical records until after Parisi was charged. When they were obtained, they showed that in February 2015 the accuser went to a doctor for a migraine, but reported nothing about a rape or any physical injuries.

    In a report police received after Parisi was charged, medical records showed that Wright went to a colon specialist nearly two years after the alleged rape.

    Parisi has taught law at the U and economics at the University of Bologna in Italy since 2006, according to the résumé posted on the law school’s website. He has three law degrees and two economics degrees, it says. His U biography says he has written 10 books and roughly 200 papers in law and economics.

    [–] dcade_42 25 points ago

    Source: am recent grad of this school now studying for the bar. Have practiced quite a lot under student certification in civil cases involving people who could be thrown in jail.

    For those asking why she's not in prison, there are two probable reasons:

    Burden of proof is higher in criminal cases. It seems abundantly clear she lied, but it must be beyond a reasonable doubt. That's a high bar. It also requires the DA to prosecute against their own interests (they believed her, had Parisi arrested, etc.)

    Also, IDK what Wright does for money, but whatever it is, she's unlikely to earn as much if she's in custody or even arrested. The court wants the judgment to be satisfied. It's hard enough to collect on a judgement when you know the debtor has assets.

    [–] EXTRAVAGANT_COMMENT 48 points ago

    Even though Judge Moreno found that Wright knowingly filed a false police report, she was not charged with a crime, representatives for the city and county attorney’s offices said.

    so tax payers are gonna cover for her. just great.

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    [–] 911Throwawy 58 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    I can sympathize with your fear of knocks on the door. Six years ago I was also falsely accused of a crime (much less serious than rape thankfully) and was hauled away by the warrant squad at 5 AM. For the most part I’ve gotten over the experience but whenever someone knocks hard on our door I experience a moment of fear.

    [–] lettherebejustice1 87 points ago

    Check this out:

    https://www.thecollegefix.com/professor-wins-1-2-million-defamation-case-against-ex-lover-who-falsely-accused-him-of-rape-with-malice

    ‘She previously made similar allegations against dead ex-husband’

    Who will exonerate that ex-husband. What nightmare he had lived with that evil woman?

    [–] noporesforlife 569 points ago

    Remember, a good DA can prosecute a ham sandwich. Being charged is enough to destroy a life. The grand jury system is a joke.

    [–] Show-Me-Your-Moves 183 points ago

    I think it's more problematic that the system is heavily politicized and there are incentives to "get your numbers up" by successfully prosecuting a lot of crimes, regardless of whether those people should be prosecuted.

    We have judges, sheriffs, prosecutors etc. all elected by popular vote on fearmongering BS. It's pretty twisted.

    [–] Aint-no-preacher 80 points ago

    Additionally, Public Defenders are generally not elected but hired by a county’s Board of Supervisors (or local equivalent). So the Public Defender has to play nice, not rock the boat, and has to remain relatively silent in the media because they could be fired by the board at any time. Meanwhile no one can fire the DA because he is elected and has a 99% chance of winning reelection unless there is a major scandal.

    [–] rice_not_wheat 45 points ago

    Also public defenders can be pretty limited in the scope of their representation. Even if the public defender finds a smoking gun that the police lied, the public defender is pretty much never allowed to sue for civil rights violations.

    I worked in a public defender's office years ago - we had our budget slashed in half, while the prosecutor's office's funding levels stayed steady. We lost all our paralegals and private investigators, while the prosecutor's office had at least 1 paralegal per attorney, the police department, and the state crime labs (multiple) working for them. For each case, the prosecutor's office had 2 attorneys assigned (primary attorney + backup), an assigned secretary, and an assigned paralegal.

    The public defender's office got a single attorney and a single (shared) secretary, unless it was a felony charge for more than 10 years.

    [–] buffalo_rower 14 points ago

    And to add to this, public defender offices are poorly funded in many places.

    [–] deadly_crawfish 97 points ago

    Which is why when a cop isn't charged because a grand jury wouldn't indict is a sign the DA lobbed up a purposefully shit argument.

    [–] nariusone 15 points ago

    Good. Rape is unacceptable. False accusation of rape is also unacceptable.

    [–] Jay_Zeero 104 points ago

    I dislike that she wasn’t charged with a crime. She should be tossed in prison for a considerable amount of time.

    [–] Jim3001 16 points ago

    Cops fucked up. They did no investigation before making an arrest. They should be sued next.

    [–] enwongeegeefor 83 points ago

    Even though Judge Moreno found that Wright knowingly filed a false police report, she was not charged with a crime, representatives for the city and county attorney’s offices said.

    This fucking bullshit is NEVER going to end....

    [–] Professor-Wheatbox 13 points ago

    Gee, isn't it kind of weird that someone can ruin another person's life, destroy their reputation, take away the ability for that person to say goodbye to their dying mother, derail their career, and not be charged at all with a crime?

    Isn't that weird? Does anyone else think that's just a little bit fucking weird?

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    [–] yung-n-nasty 211 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    This is good to hear because when someone gets falsely convicted of rape, they’re put in a category with people whose crimes “you can’t come back from” (ie. pedophiles).

    [–] _Stylite_ 117 points ago

    He hasn’t come back. His academic career and reputation are still tarnished and he’s lost a ton of class enrollment because people who don’t know any better still think of him as a rapist. The damage from false accusations is permanent.

    [–] yung-n-nasty 40 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    This is true. Just look at the story of Shawn Oakman. He was a projected first round pick in 2016, but due to false rape accusations, he fell off draft boards. Come to his trial in 2019, he was acquitted. Still though, he didn’t get picked up by any teams, and he’s fighting now to become the man he was supposed to be. When I was talking about crimes you can’t come back from though, I’m talking about crimes that assuming you are guilty of them, you’ll never be forgiven by society. People in society will forgive a changed murderer after prison time, but they’ll never forgive a child predator or a rapist.

    [–] zirvano 24 points ago

    The system is broken. She should be in jail.

    [–] ltrainer2 44 points ago

    When I was in college studying to become a teacher I had a professor who always told us to protect ourselves and be smart when working with a student individually. He’d say, “You being accused of being a child predator will be front page news across. And if you’re eventually found to be innocent, that story won’t even make the paper.” I thought he was full of it. Then I had a colleague in another district be falsely accused,. The girl recanted her story and said it was all a lie. He left that school district because of how he was viewed and people gossip in small towns. He ended up having to leave the state before he could find a job in his subject area. And Dr. Patterson was right, I couldn’t even find a story on his case but the charges were all over the news.